It is simple to grow mushrooms at home! Magic mushroom grow kits allow you to develop your own fresh magic mushrooms in as little as two weeks. But what if you can’t find a magic mushroom grow kit? What if you desire infinite mycelium growth? Try mycelium-free grow kits!
Do you want to personalize your cultivation method, save money, and increase your yield? Here are 5 ways that grow kits without mycelium can help you!
What are grow kits without mycelium?
Grow kits without mycelium are grow kits or grow bags that do not contain any spores. They come in different Styles:
- Substrate bags ; Containing sterilized substrate only
- Substrate kits ; ingredients to make your own substrate
- Substrate Grow kits ; Including sterilized substrate and a growing aid, like Liquid Culture
There were two types of cultivators: experienced cultivators who started from scratch and novice cultivators who chose ready-to-grow mycelium colonized magic mushroom grow kits. When we speak about advanced cultivation, we mean:
- Starting from scratch, with PF Tek or other Tek.
- Growing mushrooms with grow kits without mycelium.
- Mondo Substrate Grow kit Kit Normal – quick and easy
- Mondo Substrate Grow kit Kit XL – Maximum yield
- Mushbag Rye grain substrate: Maximum yield, Spawn bag only
Advanced cultivators liked the idea of cultivating with ready-to-use substrate, because it made the process cleaner and less time consuming, but they didn’t like losing control over the inoculation and incubation process.
Why would you like to remain in control over the inoculation and incubation of your substrate?
Here are the 5 Fruitful Steps for Advanced Mushroom Cultivation to refresh your memory.
Inoculation and incubation are steps 3 and 4 in the 5 Fruitful Steps. During this phase, spore injection and mycelium colonization take place. And it is at this stage that a cultivator may tailor their approach, save money, and maximize their growing environment.
And that brings us to the first major benefit of grow kits without mycelium.
1. It’s the best of both worlds
A high quality substrate + a separate (magic) spore vial = the ultimate user friendly mushroom cultivation experience, with room to apply your own cultivation method.
A Grow Kit without Mycelium contains:
- 1x Spawn box with a needle injection port, containing the ready-to-use substrate
- 1x Liquid Culture vial
- 1x spore vial + syringe + alcohol swab (optional).
Read more about the different Grow Kits in our detailed instructions.
From advanced to casual cultivators
These kits are perfect for experienced growers who wish to save time while still using Liquid Culture and customizing their inoculation and incubation processes.
Separating the spores from the substrate makes the Mondo Substrate kit and the Mushbag Rye an excellent alternative for inexperienced growers who want to produce their own mushrooms but can’t afford a Mycelium produce Kit. This leads us to our second point.
2. It’s a helpful alternative to Mycelium Magic Mushroom Grow kits
Grow Kits without Mycelium don’t contain mycelium (or psilocybin).
What does “no mycelium and no psilocybin” mean and how can it benefit you?
Most of you know that spore vials are legal in most countries, as long as you use it for research purposes. Substrates and liquid culture are also legal to have.
But don’t put them together or you might get magic mushrooms!
The big advantage here is that a grow kit without mycelium can be a practical alternative for Mycelium Grow Kits.
It’s up to you how you choose to you use these versatile grow kits.
You could also explore the possibilities of cultivating edible and medicinal mushrooms!
3. You can also grow medicinal and edible mushrooms
To widen your horizons as a mushroom farmer, try growing edible or medicinal mushrooms. Other varieties of mushrooms have spores in addition to magic spores. Medicinal mushrooms are well-known for their health benefits and have a lengthy history.
The 3 most well known are:
- Chaga: King of medicinal mushrooms
- Reishi: Mushroom of immortality
- Lion’s Mane: Mushrooms of memory
Grow kits without mycelium are versatile and offer cultivators the possibility to try a wide variety of mushroom spores.
4. There is limitless mycelium growth with Liquid Culture
In addition to mushroom selection, you may modify your culture approach by using the Liquid Culture methodology. Using liquid culture saves you money, allows you to work quicker, and increases your efficiency throughout the inoculation and incubation phase. Because skilled growers have been utilizing this approach for years, it has gained popularity across the globe. What are you still holding out for?
In this Liquid Culture blog post you read all about this subject.
5. Grow kits without mycelium can be stored much longer than mycelium grow kits
It’s critical to get started as soon as you have your Mycelium Grow Kits! With a Fast Fungi, Kilo Kit, or Underground Kit, there’s no rush.
You may get an Underground Kit and keep it in the fridge. Substrate can be stored for months, and a magic vial may be stored for a year. Take your time, and begin nurturing when you’re ready!