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Grow Your Own - Mushroom kit £2.50 @ B&Q Half Price

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5y, 10m agoFound 5 years, 10 months ago
Was in the Edinburgh Powderhall B&Q tonight and in the reduced garden section (next to tills) they had lots of plants reduced and I spotted this Grow-Your-Own mushroom kit.

Includes compst with spawn, peat and seems easy enough to do at home.

Usual price £5.98, not sure if it's a nationwide deal but Powderhall had another few boxes left.
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#1
Can anyone confirm if this is all stores? Father-in-law got one for Xmas, and although not the most exciting thing in the world, looked great for it you cook with mushrooms often so I wouldn't mind one especially at this price!
#2
OK, what type of mushrooms? Magic :p
#3
Lol I'll find out in a few weeks time, I guess.

Box says 'white cap', normal supermarket ones.

Can't seem to get a photo to work on here....
#4
goldpaws
Lol I'll find out in a few weeks time, I guess.

Box says 'white cap', normal supermarket ones.

Can't seem to get a photo to work on here....


I've grown them from a kit before and it only took about a week, make sure you do exactly what it says on the packet (keep moist, in a dark place etc.). Once they come up they grow very quickly and can double or triple in size in a day.
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How mush room does this kit take up?
1 Like #6
squizzle
How mush room does this kit take up?


what a fun guy!
2 Likes #7
I feel like a mushroom, my partner keeps me in the dark and feeds me a load of s**t !

Edited By: JOHNNY WILKINSON on Jan 21, 2011 23:53
#8
Can you keep using these over and over again? Or is £2.50 for one lot? I can get quite a few mushrooms in ASDA for £2.50

Eat loads of the things would like not to have to buy them anymore
#9
leedale30
Can you keep using these over and over again? Or is £2.50 for one lot? I can get quite a few mushrooms in ASDA for £2.50

Eat loads of the things would like not to have to buy them anymore


You can get 2 or 3 'batches' but the yield diminishes with each successive batch. It's cheaper to buy them from the supermarket if all you're interested in is the price for the actual mushrooms.
#10
good price but you need somewhere warm to grow them
#11
mofokiss
good price but you need somewhere warm to grow them


Use the airing cupboard.
#12
I bought one last year, followed the instructions exactly and just got a layer of mould, no mushrooms to be seen.
#13
americanv8
I bought one last year, followed the instructions exactly and just got a layer of mould, no mushrooms to be seen.


penicillin worth more money ;)
#14
americanv8
I bought one last year, followed the instructions exactly and just got a layer of mould, no mushrooms to be seen.


Agreed, I got the same one from B&Q - I got exactly the same, it was not very good at all.
#15
americanv8
I bought one last year, followed the instructions exactly and just got a layer of mould, no mushrooms to be seen.


You're lucky, all I got was a million tiny flies hatch out.
#16
snapdragon
americanv8
I bought one last year, followed the instructions exactly and just got a layer of mould, no mushrooms to be seen.


You're lucky, all I got was a million tiny flies hatch out.


lol, I had them too, little ones that seemed to jump everywhere!
#17
Yeah I had loads of flies on the last one I got - reduced in an end of line sale.

I assume the kit was left around for too long and the fungi died? In the kit before that I got loads of delicious mushrooms (much better quality than you'd get in ASDA for the person complaining about the price above!).
#18
Is this a grow your own mushroom or mushrooms? ;)
#19
Is this the std button mushroom spawn? (Agaricus bisporus)
#20
i bought this last year and got 1 mushroom from it.
#21
Those little flies where probably scarid fly's if you get them take the kit back to B&Q and demand a refund as there is no excuse for poor quality products
#22
Do you use all the compost in one go? It says you can repeat another 2 or 3 times so does that mean I have to only use a quarter of the ingredients?

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