Thursday, March 6, 2014

Easy Grow Home Mushroom Kits Review and Giveaway!

http://www.easygrowmushrooms.com/This winter has seemed to go on and on.  I am just longing to get outside and plant something!  Growing anything indoors is a good alternative to keep my gardening obsession in check.  So when Easy Grow Mushrooms and Composting offered to let me review their Shiitake Mushroom Kit I was thrilled!  Not only would I be growing food indoors, but I worked this into a great science home school project for my children.

What are Easy Grow Mushroom Kits?  Well these are kits that are pre seeded with edible culinary mushroom spoors and shipped direct to you.  You follow the easy instructions and within a few weeks you will have delicious, fresh mushrooms!  Easy Grow Mushrooms and Composting carries several varieties of mushrooms Shiitake, Oyster, Enoki, Reishi and even Morels!

Here is a little info about their products
Growing delicious, edible, gourmet mushrooms has, in the past, been a venture that was not well suited for the average home grower. The expensive cost of equipment needed, as well as the extensive knowledge and labor required, made gourmet mushroom growing impractical. Fortunately, those days are in the past. The Easygrow line of mushroom grow kits are inexpensive, prolific, and very easy to use. Someone with little or absolutely no prior experience or skill in mushroom growing can quickly become an expert home cultivator. All the mushrooms that are produced from our kits are edible. They are also mighty delicious!

Many of our mushroom kits not only produce abundant crops of mouthwatering, gourmet mushrooms, but they also have great environmental attributes as well. For example, the Composter mushroom garden, once established, is a great tool for recycling yard debris (especially wood waste such as sticks, twigs and chips). The nutrients and minerals locked up in excess wood waste can efficiently be recycled back to your land and flora. Accordingly, converting wood and other yard debris into delicious, gourmet mushrooms is not only good for your table, it is good for your environment as well.

Whatever your reason for growing mushrooms, be it environmental or culinary (or a little of both!), we are sure you will enjoy using our kits. All of the kits are guaranteed to produce. We are confident that you will enjoy great success growing fantastic, delectable mushrooms!

It was really neat to watch the mushrooms grow.  The children checked them every day.  We studied about the life cycle of fungus and it was a great learning experience.  Here is a poster one of them did.

As to how hard they are to grow?  Pretty much all I did was moisten the kit with water every day and that was it!  The kit is small enough to fit on a kitchen counter and doesn't smell bad as it grows.

When it came time for harvest I was so excited!  I sautéed them with spinach for dinner and oh my goodness they were good!  Much better than store bought with a sweeter nutty flavor.  We are big mushroom lovers here.


These mushroom kits from Easy Grow Mushrooms and Composting  are so fun, affordable, and inexpensive that I would recommend them to anyone.  Do you know a gardener?  This would be a great gift, especially right now when winter seems to never end.  Any mushroom lover or foodie would be thrilled with this.  And as a homeschooler this was a great fun project that helped bring the life cycle of mushrooms to life for my kids.  If you want to try something fun that produces delicious food this is a great idea!

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Grow Mushrooms and Composting is giving one lucky Thrifty Housewife reader their very own  Shiitake Mushroom Kit.  Use the Rafflecopter to enter.  All entries are optional, all winning entries are verified for completion.  Good Luck!
 
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45 comments:

  1. This looks awesome! My kids would love to do this!

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  2. I'd love the outdoor composter mushroom kit!

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  3. I would like to have the composter kit

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  4. I'd love to get the oyster mushroom kit.

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  5. The composter kit wold be so perfect right now!

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  6. I would like to get the Enoki mushrooms too.

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  7. Jara Gabrielle -
    I would love to try the oyster kit!

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  8. I would love the composter or morel kits. How neat.

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  9. perhaps the Composter Mushroom kit. I've never had morels before but I like the look of them...I think my daughter would like a Morel Garden! Looking at all these mushrooms is making me want to fry some up. (Priscilla Wallace)

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  10. I would also like to get the Easygrow Plug Spawn
    For Hardwoods-Shiitake.

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  11. Long ago when I briefy lived in upstate New York - we discovered a hidden treasure in our back yard hiding beneath the birch trees: MOREL MUSHROOM - my first encounter with this food for the gods. I would love love love to be able to grow myself here in the midwest.

    I would love the try the http://www.easygrowmushrooms.com/morel.shtml

    THANKS!

    Jesselyn A/Jesstinger
    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  12. this looks really cool! they oyster mushroom kit looks cool too!

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  13. Definitely an oyster mushroom kit!

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  14. We would love the oyster mushroom kit.
    heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

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  15. The oyster mushrooms look wonderful and I would like to win this kit.

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  16. I would love to try the morel mushroom kit. Thanks Janice Dean

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  17. I have this on my daughter's homeschool science project list! I would love to try this.

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  18. Aside from the shiitake mushrooms, I'd love to try the oyster mushroom kit and the enokes. I would go for the morel kit, but I live in Oregon, and it is a Michigan strain of mushrooms.

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  19. i always wanted this. i also like the Oyster Growing kit.

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  20. I would love to try each of these. I am a huge fan of mushrooms and now I live somewhere where I can grow them. Reishi are supposed to have AMAZING health benefits, so I would start with that. :)

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  21. I'd like the kit to make compost for my garden.

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  22. I would love to try the morel mushroom kit for the outside and the shitake kit to grow inside. It would be fun to see try both growing environments.

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  23. I would love to try the reishi kit also. My kids would have alot of fun making these

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  24. My husband loves both stuffed and sautéed mushrooms. I looked at the website and they offer several varieties I've never before heard of. I'd like to try one with a mild flavor.

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  25. I would like to get the Enoki mushroom kit. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  26. I would like to get the Enoki mushroom kit. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  27. I'd like to try the Morel kit as well.

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  28. I would love to try the Morel Mushroom kit! After Maitake, Morels are my favorite mushroom!

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  29. I'd love the Composter! I compost at home so making mushrooms would be cool!

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  30. I'd love the oyster mushroom kit.

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  31. I'd love the Morel kit. I think my son would love this.

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  32. I'd love to try the reishi mushroom kit - Harlena Dyer

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  33. The composter mushrooms would be great! I could definitely use some in my pile in the back yard.

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  34. If they would be cold hardy to northern Maine, I'd try the composter mushrooms...would love to be able to dehydrate the excess. (mickey louth)

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  35. I would like the oyster mushroom kit.

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  36. i'd also like to try the composter mushroom

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