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5. Mushrooms In A Box

Back to the Roots Mushroom kit

This is as simple as it gets. Back to the Roots offers an effortless grow-at-home mushroom kit that will allow you to grow up to 1 1/2 lbs of gourmet, tasty oyster mushrooms in less than a month…right in the box! The same box can be used to grow at least two crops (though some have been able to grow up to four!) and the soil inside is made from 100 percent recycled coffee grounds. (Bonus! If you post a picture of your mushroom kit in action to the Back to the Roots Facebook page, they’ll donate a second kit to the school classroom of your choice!)

Do you have other suggestions of easy grow kits that can be used inside and out? Please share the name (and a link!) in the comments!

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3:12PM PDT on Mar 20, 2013

At this spring I'm going to try it. Let see what's gonna happen.

10:47AM PDT on Mar 20, 2013

Thank you.

3:47PM PDT on Jul 29, 2012

Lovely - thanks for this info

5:12PM PDT on Jul 3, 2012

Interesting stuff! I think I'm going to get one or two of those mushroom boxes. Yum!

10:47AM PDT on May 24, 2012


Lots and lots of good ideas here.

3:18PM PDT on Apr 19, 2012

The mushroom box is awesome! They're all great ideas, but I want the mushrooms.

1:29PM PDT on Mar 13, 2012

Thanks for the article.

2:35PM PST on Feb 17, 2012

Good article, thank you.

6:35PM PST on Feb 9, 2012

YES, great piece!

5:03AM PST on Feb 6, 2012

I'd like to try the Woolly Pockets. I like the facts that they are made in the USA from 100 percent recycled plastic bottles.

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