How To Use Mushroom Spawn

Mushroom spawn is a specially prepared material that contains live fungal spores, and it's used to cultivate mushrooms. Here are the basic steps for using mushroom spawn:

  1. Choose your growing medium: Mushrooms can be grown on a variety of materials such as sawdust, straw, or even coffee grounds. The medium you choose will depend on the type of mushroom you want to grow.

  2. Prepare your growing medium: Once you've chosen your growing medium, you'll need to prepare it. This may involve sterilizing the medium to eliminate any potential contaminants that could compete with the mushroom mycelium.

  3. Inoculate the growing medium with mushroom spawn: Once your growing medium is prepared, you can add the mushroom spawn. Depending on the type of spawn you have, this may involve mixing it into the growing medium or laying it on top of the medium and covering it with a layer of substrate.

  4. Incubate the growing medium: After inoculating the growing medium, you'll need to provide the right conditions for the mushroom mycelium to colonize the substrate. This typically involves keeping the growing medium in a warm, dark, and humid environment.

  5. Wait for the mushrooms to grow: Once the mycelium has colonized the growing medium, you'll start to see mushrooms forming. At this point, you'll need to provide the appropriate growing conditions to encourage the mushrooms to fruit.

Keep in mind that the specific steps for using mushroom spawn will depend on the type of mushroom you're growing, as well as the type of spawn you're using. It's always a good idea to follow the instructions that come with your mushroom spawn kit or consult a reliable guide for the specific species of mushroom you're growing.


We have an assortment of All-In-One Mushroom Grow Bags aka "Fun Bags' for your growing pleasure. Fun bags are literally a window into how mother nature produces mushrooms right inside the bag. 

Our fun bags are a great family or school project. Teach kids how to grow their own mushrooms and they will never go hungry. No yard needed. Grow right indoors from beginning until harvest. Bags can also be grown outdoors. 

These bags to not contain spores or liquid culture. Inoculate with your favorite mushroom spores or liquid culture. 

If you have any questions or need advice please contact us.