Mushroom kits are generally a cardboard box that has been pre-inoculated to grow mushrooms. Buttons, portabella and shiitake mushrooms are some of the edible varieties that can be ordered in a kit. Usually, all that is required of the grower is to water the container then place in a cool, dark area. Some kits, however, come with a “humidity tent” to keep the mushrooms damp. No matter what type of mushroom kit you order instructions will be included to guide you through growing the delicious edibles.
Kits can be ordered in various sizes, sometimes, with choices like standard size or giant size mushrooms. The kits, after watered and sheltered from light, can produce mushrooms for up to 15 weeks, depending upon the variety. Some mushroom kits can produce five pounds of mushrooms over weeks.