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How To Choose The Right Magic Mushroom Grow Kit
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How To Choose The Right Magic Mushroom Grow Kit

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Growing magic mushrooms at home can be extremely difficult. But with our grow kits, it's extremely easy! Now all you need to do is choose one. We're here to help.

Finding magic mushrooms, whether in nature or on the street, can be difficult. Imagine if you could easily grow your own at home. Well, you can!

Magic mushroom grow kits offer those with even no experience the opportunity to cultivate psilocybin mushrooms at home. In fact, it’s so easy that the hardest part is choosing which kit is best for you. In this article, we’ll talk you through what a magic mushroom grow kit entails, then list some of our top choices to help you decide which magic mushroom colony you should grow at home.

What is a magic mushroom grow kit?

What Is A Magic Mushroom Grow Kit?

Magic mushroom grow kits may seem too good to be true. With most things in life, when something seems this way, it is. However, when it comes to magic mushrooms, you really can order a box online and, a few weeks later, find a very large number of magic mushrooms growing in your own home!

These grow kits are totally beginner friendly, and offer an easy and painless path to bountiful magic mushroom cultivation.

All kits come with a substrate (think of it like soil for a plant) that is already fully colonised with mycelium. Mycelium is the subterranean part of a fungal colony (mould, essentially) from which mushrooms then grow in order to reproduce.

When growing psilocybin mushrooms at home, getting the mycelium to successfully colonise a substrate is the very difficult part, and the process can take months. With mushroom grow kits, all the difficult parts are done for you; you basically need to open them, water them, and let them grow!

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Do you need any other items?

Do You Need Any Other Items?

Though it is very simple, you still have to be careful and take care of your mushrooms a little as they grow. Anybody is capable of successfully doing this.

While, for the most part, mushroom grow kits manage themselves, they need to be kept humid, warm, and sterile.

For this, you’ll need:

  • Heat mat
  • Heat guard
  • Misting bottle
  • Face mask
  • Sterile gloves/latex gloves with disinfectant liquid

The heat mat is used to keep the grow kit at the optimal temperature—23°C. It is at this temperature that Psilocybe cubensis grows most happily. A heat guard isn’t always necessary, but it can help to stop the bottom of the grow kit from getting too hot.

The other pieces of equipment, besides the misting bottle, are all about keeping the grow kit clean. Although fully colonised grow kits are pretty robust, they can still succumb to contamination from very aggressive moulds and bacteria. Therefore, keeping them as clean as possible will help to guarantee a successful harvest.

The misting bottle is used alongside a humidity tent (aka a grow bag), which comes with the grow kit. Once or twice a day, the inside of the tent should be lightly misted. This helps to maintain a very high humidity level, which encourages cubensis growth.

How to choose the right magic mushroom grow kit

How To Choose The Right Magic Mushroom Grow Kit

Below, we’ll briefly outline our range of grow kits, going from least to most strong. Strength isn’t the only factor that defines a grow kit, though. Some are very easy to grow, while others are tougher; some have very large yields, others less so; though disputed, some mushrooms, regardless of strength, even seem to offer slightly different effects.

Golden Teacher Grow Kit (Zamnesia)

Golden Teacher magic mushrooms are a true cubensis classic. Easy to grow, offering a range of effects, and not too potent, they are a firm favourite. And just because they’re at the bottom of this list doesn’t mean that they can’t still cause a serious trip—they can!

These grow kits are well-loved for the fact that they’re easy to grow, generous in yield, and great for novices. If you’ve little or no experience with magic mushrooms, then you can’t go wrong with Golden Teacher (it’s in the name).

Supa Gro Kit 100% Mexican (Supa Gro)

Mexican cubensis is one of the most famous magic mushrooms in the world. Like Golden Teacher, it is loved for its well-rounded effects, without any unwanted extras—and it grows abundantly. Mexican is a little more potent than Golden Teacher, and can offer powerful psychedelic experiences. Nevertheless, it is still suitable for beginners.

PES Amazonian Grow Kit (Zamnesia)

PES Amazonian cubensis comes from the Amazon rainforest. These mushrooms grow very tall, with wavy caps that develop little nipples on the top. The high is often described as "physical", and encourages you to get up and move about—maybe even dance.

Inciting feelings of joy, but still offering a potent psychedelic experience, these mushrooms are well-suited to those who want to take things up a level. In terms of growth, they grow very fast and tall, offering generous yields once all of the flushes are finished.

McKennaii Grow Kit (Zamnesia)

McKennaii magic mushrooms are thought to be among the strongest in the world. They’re certainly considered the strongest cubensis mushrooms available. The mushrooms themselves grow small and compact, but a colony will contain a huge number of them. They grow fast and powerfully, so you don’t have to exchange quantity for potency.

Whether you’re experienced or not with magic mushrooms, go careful with McKennaii. But if you want an extremely powerful trip, then you’ll be well-satisfied!

Copelandia Hawaiian Grow Kit (Copelandia)

Panaeolus cyanescens, or Copelandia Hawaiian, is considered to be the strongest magic mushroom in the world. Unlike the others on this list, it is not part of the cubensis species. As such, these mushrooms grow quite differently, and on a different substrate.

Unless you’re a seasoned psychonaut and want to try something special, these grow kits might not the best option. Not only are they extremely potent, but they are significantly more delicate compared to cubensis grow kits, and getting good results can be difficult.

However, if you do grow them, then you’ll be in for a psychedelic experience like no other.

Tips for choosing a magic mushroom grow kit

Tips For Choosing A Magic Mushroom Grow Kit

When it comes to choosing a magic mushroom grow kit, there are two main factors to consider.

First, you should determine what you want at the end of it. Are you just starting out on your psychedelic journey, or are you an experienced user looking to try something really special? Understanding this can help you to decide which variety is best for you. A word of advice for those with little or no experience: even the weakest mushrooms can provide wonderful trips, so don’t underestimate them!

Second, and this will be informed by the first decision—how easy do you want the growing process to be? If you’re a beginner, then go for a kit that is reliable. If you’re after something very special and you have some experience cultivating magic mushrooms, then you can consider something a little more challenging.

Match the grow kit to your desires and your abilities.

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Get your grow on today

Get Your Grow On Today

With our range of grow kits, growing magic mushrooms is as easy as it’s going to get. Even if you go for a tougher strain, you’ll probably still have some luck. The trick is to follow the few instructions we give you carefully and properly. Temperature and humidity make all the difference when it comes to how well your mushrooms grow. Cold, dry grow kits will not be fruitful. Warm and humid ones will be! Finally, as you’ll come to realise if you pursue mushroom cultivation, cleanliness is everything!

The selection we’ve listed here is not exhaustive, and you can find many more mushroom grow kits in our Shroomshop.

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Max Sargent
Max Sargent
Max has been writing for over a decade, and has come into cannabis and psychedelic journalism in the last few years. Writing for companies such as Zamnesia, Royal Queen Seeds, Cannaconnection, Gorilla Seeds, MushMagic and more, he has experience in a broad spectrum of the industry.
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