Growing mushrooms is watching nothing happen for weeks and then suddenly they emerge and grow overnight doubling in size in days. That’s what happened with our Mushroom Adventure Grow Edible Mushrooms kit from Gardeners. We bought this kit for our spring nature study, but really had intended to buy when we did our Botany Main Lesson Block to accompany the lesson on fungi.

It took about 4-6 weeks for both crops of mushrooms to grow and be harvested. We sauteed the first batch of mushrooms, made spore prints with a smaller mid crop and dried out the final crop of mushrooms to be used in future dishes.

Check out the rest of our Botany Main Lesson block lessons, activities and projects for more ideas on how you can bring this subject area to life.

Check out some of my food tutorials to find recipes we’ve used in our home and homeschool:

This kit was $45 and we purchased it from

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