Growing your own mushrooms can be incredibly rewarding, and for relatively little work. The trick is to provide the right environment--which will vary from variety to variety. Ask anyone who has used truly 'fresh' mushrooms compared to ones bought at their grocers, and they will rave about the improved texture and flavor of mushrooms taken direct from harvest to the kitchen. Our mushroom spawn is in hermetically sealed long-life packages, and is pure spore coated on inert grain 'carrier' seed (spawn). Directions for cultivation are provided on the back, but remember this is an European product, so measurements and temperatures given are metric. Enjoy!