Cultivation of Button Mushrooms

This set contains colonised compost and a bag of cover soil.


  1. Take the bag with cover soil from the packaging and store in a cool place
  2. Set the packaging with the plastic lid on top aside for +4 days at a temperature of 20 to 25 degrees Celsius.
  3. After this period the compost will have turned completely white with fungus.
  4. Now take the bag with cover soil and punch ten holes in each side. Put the bag in 0.5 litres of water for 30 minutes, open the bag and spread the cover soil evenly and loosely over the compost.
  5. Now put the set aside with the lid closed for 5-8 days, at a temperature of 20-25 decrees Celsius
  6. In this period the mycelium will grow through the layer of cover soil to the surface
  7. Once the cover soil is covered with white mycelium, put the set in a cooler space of 15-18 degrees Celsius.
  8. Make sure that the surface of the cover soil does not dry out by regularly mist-spraying with a plant spray.
  9. If a good number of pins appear, you may water the set with a watering can.
  10. The soil should be moist but not too wet. The mushrooms first appear at the edges and later in the centre.


  1. Take a mushroom between your fingertips and carefully pull it out with a twist of the hand. Do not pull out without twisting and do not harvest undersized mushrooms.
  2. Always water regularly to prevent cover soil from drying out.
  3. If all mushrooms have been harvested, water again. After around a week, new mushrooms appear. This process may repeat itself three times
Updated on February 13, 2023

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