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AHRAHR Sheffield Posts: 361

just received a email to say Mushroom Windowsill Kits on offer at 3 for 2. 

Iv never done mushrooms before and don't know how many I would expect to get from a windowsill kit and if it's worth the price?

has anyone used these before? 

http://www.suttons.co.uk/Gardening/Vegetable+Seeds/All+Vegetable+Seeds/Mushroom+Windowsill+Kit+-+White+Button_232465.htm#232465

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  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532

    Did you see my recent post "Home grown mushrooms"?  I suppose you might get a pound or three of mushrooms on a windowsill over a few weeks.  And it would be fun, that is if they grow!

  • AHRAHR Sheffield Posts: 361

    Yes I did see it after I posted this. 

    i would like to give it a go though it seems expensive at £20 plus £5 for delivery for 3 kits. 

  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,532

    That does seem a lot of money.   You might do better to spend it on the best mushrooms in the supermarket.

    If you do try the kits, I hope you'll let us all know how you get on.

    Last edited: 01 September 2017 21:20:44

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336

    Given that fungi do not require any light at all, I'm slightly mystified as to where the 'windowsill' bit comes in? Warmth, OK.  Very little cultural or background information on that link.

    Growing edible mushrooms is an interesting and potentailly rewarding challenge for a gardener but, 'Value for money".. hmm. image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    I was going so say the "windowsil" bit seemed odd, but Bob beat me to it image.  I've never tried growing mushrooms, but I thought they're normally grown in the dark too. A cellar might be a better growing spot.

  • When I still lived at my parents' I sent for a mushroom kit. (Didn't know what to be at!!!). It arrived as a polystyrene box full of mushroom compost pre-spored (?) complete with lid (for the darkness!). I kept it in the downstairs loo and grew a grand total of three mushrooms.

  • AHRAHR Sheffield Posts: 361

    Think I will give this kit a miss. I'm sue I saw monty growing them I bin bags a year or so ago. Might find a cheaper alternative 

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