One of the biggest spring trends last year was sprouting scallions (and romaine lettuce, and carrot tops, and leeks). But if you didn’t have a steady source of bright sunlight in your home, you might have felt left out (unless you were willing to spend money on indoor grow lights that left you with very few options for edible plants you can grow indoors): Things like scallions and other vegetables require at least six hours of direct sunlight to thrive. But mushrooms, and specifically mushroom kits like this one, make growing food indoors easy no matter your lighting situation and all year round. Of all the mushroom kits seeing a boon during lockdown, this one from Oakland, California, company Back to the Roots was one of the most popular, selling out over and over again.
Today, this organic oyster mushroom-growing kit is 63 percent off. To use it, all you have to do is open the front of the box, place it near a window if you have one (mushrooms prefer indirect light), and spray it with the included water mister on a daily basis. In a little over a week’s time, you’ll be harvesting your own mushrooms. It’s a great gift for families and people of all ages. Plus, if you post a picture of your kit on social media and tag the brand, it’ll donate a kit to a classroom of your choice so kids can learn about mushroom-growing too.
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