Wordless Wednesday: Mushroom Kit Explosion!

by Dorothy Reinhold on May 25, 2011

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The Grow-Your-Own Mushroom Kit I got in my swag bag from Camp Blogaway apparently got tired of waiting for me to set it up and water it, and after 2 weeks of sitting unattended in my office, offered up this display of talent!

Kind of gives a new meaning to the phrase “funny mushrooms.” Not that I had any experience with that.

Growing your own mushrooms from Shockinglydelicious.com

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Andrea the Kitchen Witch June 21, 2011 at 7:19 am

Those mushrooms were determined to grow! thats really cool 🙂 I’d love a kit like that, do you know where we can find them? My mushroom loving hubby would love to grow his own 🙂 thanks!


Dorothy June 21, 2011 at 9:10 am

You can get it from http://www.backtotheroots.com. They are in Oakland, CA (510) 922-9758 (in case you want to determine where the nearest retailer is to you). I have one on my counter right now and the ‘shrooms are sprouting like crazy out of the correct orifice!


Kim May 30, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Mine grew out the top, too! So I finally followed the directions… and they’re sprouting now. Planning to throw the mushrooms into an omelet later in the week. 🙂



Nikhil Arora May 27, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Hi everyone,

This is Nikhil, one of the co-founders. What a funny picture. This does happen sometimes, just means it is a super healthy kit!! Dorothy, you gave some great advice! If you just pick off the mushrooms from the top (and eat them), they are still good to go. Just continue to follow the directions that are included in the kit. Be sure to soak it overnight for the best results. They’ll be growin’ in no time:)



Dorothy May 30, 2011 at 9:52 am

thanks, mushroom expert!


Lentil Breakdown May 27, 2011 at 11:00 am

Mine just sprouted out of the top of the box this week too after forgetting about them! I just used them last night but still haven’t watered the rest of the box. Poor shrooms, having me as their owner. : (


nena May 25, 2011 at 5:31 pm

I love the instructions on the box “Open, Mist, Harvest”….there should be an “Or Else”


Dorothy May 25, 2011 at 5:38 pm

You are so funny (but right!). Apparently, mushrooms wait for no one. Who knew?


Lana May 25, 2011 at 4:18 pm

I have already used one small batch, waiting for more to appear. It took me by surprise, but it was a wonderful one! Several of us have experiences this mushroom ambush:)
Mine came out of the top, too!


Laura @ Family Spice May 25, 2011 at 11:54 am

I keep forgetting mine, too. I better get to it!


louise May 25, 2011 at 11:24 am

yup… it’s a growin.. now what do i do with it?


Dorothy May 25, 2011 at 1:54 pm

You are so funny! Open it and follow directions to water it. Then harvest the ones that are currently growing and use them now!
Wait for next batch to grow.


louise May 25, 2011 at 11:22 am

oh man- right now walking out to go check mine in the garage? yikes, what will i find?


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