I love mushrooms. We eat them on steak, in salads, in stir-fry, mushrooms are great. I am also a fan of the show How It’s Made and the last episode I watched showed how they grow and harvest mushrooms. I didn’t realize all that “dirt” on them out of the package was probably not dirt, but animal dung.
I’m going to be more careful about washing them from now on. I could just grow my own mushrooms, but I am sort of lazy. If you have more of a green (or mushroom-colored) thumb than I do, you can grow your own crop of oyster mushrooms with this kit. You can even get multiple crops out of it.
The first crop of homegrown shrooms will be ready to cook in about three weeks according to the package. The kit comes with the mushroom dome terrarium, hardwood pellets, mushroom spawn, and growth instructions. You can get yours at ThinkGeek for $24.99(USD).