It is officially mushroom growing season and we are treated with a brand new product on the market. Cuppa Shrooms are a great starting point if you are growing mushrooms for the first time.
Cuppa Shrooms are perfect for sitting next to the kitchen window where you can watch the mushrooms sprout over a few days. They are a fun way to include the kids into gardening as they can also be kept in a bedroom or classroom! I always appreciate good packaging and the Cuppa Shrooms don’t disappoint. The packaging is covered with beautiful floral illustrations and has a small blurb of the variety on the back. I have been testing this product out for a few weeks and think that it could do with some improvements. However, the growing medium, which the mushrooms spore in, drys outs extremely quickly. It requires a lot of watering/misting to keep the mushrooms happy. I have lost a few of the mushrooms that have been developing due to the cup drying out too quickly.
Overall you don’t get a lot of mushrooms germinating during the first 2-3 weeks. Following the first harvest you can get possibly get another 2-3 bunches out of this cup if looked after daily and watered twice a day.
What you harvest might not sound like a lot when compared to a larger mushroom growing kit. But for gardeners just learning the tricks to growing mushrooms at home for the first time, the Cuppa Shrooms can be a fun and easy way to get familiar with the process.
Until next time happy gardening!
By Bonnie-Marie Hibbs