Ladies and Gentlemen, for the moment you've all been waiting for. After about a week you'll be ready for harvest (it depends on the mushrooms you're growing, see directions specific to your spores). The process is simple, grab the mushroom by the base, slightly twist and pull. You now have mushrooms. Although totally optional, I recommend using a food scale to measure how much you've harvested, if you're looking to do this consistently it'll be good to track how much you're able to harvest off of each cake. I've listed our household food scale in the resources section.
Now again, depending on the mushrooms you're growing, harvest times vary. Also, some mushrooms are best eaten dehydrated, all depends.
Your cakes are not yet spent, you have the option to re-soak your cakes and redo the fruiting process off of your cakes. When your mushrooms grow shriveled and small or signs of contamination are present, then, your cakes are no longer usable. I've gotten 3 full harvests off of one cake, so once you've reached this point you'll be good for a while. Congratulations!
Hey how're you? Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. My name is Emmanuel. I hail from State College, PA. I grew up always enjoying the outdoors, it's so peaceful isn't it? Even though I wasn't good at growing at first, I stuck with it, I honestly just wanted the satisfaction of creating something. In 2012 I joined the NAVY, and for years I got away from my passion, and really didn't like my job anyway. So, after a while I decided to jump back into it, and thus was born, "Growers Unite". In here I'll cover all the fundamentals, tips, tricks and my own trials and tribulations, lets get started.