[ Magic Mushrooms Net ] Magic mushroom growing for dummies => Supplies Supplies 1-dozen 1/2 pint jars-tapered mouth with rings and lids ($10-$12 Walmart or most Grocery Stores) 1-bag of vermiculite (Walmart or most gardening centers $3) 1-bag of pearlite (Walmart or most gardening centers $3)* 2- 14oz bag of Mahatma Brown Rice (Walmart or most any grocery store $1 each) 3-cups water (you figure this one out) 1-spore syringe (Many web sites have available for around $10 each) 1-can of Lysol ($3.50) 1-roll of aliminum foil ($1.50) Styrofoam Cooler ($4-$5)* Spray bottle ($2)* Anti-bacterial soap ($2) Total cost $40 plus or minus a few dollars depending on the costs of a particular item in your area.
The PF-Tek was developed and first made public in 1992 by www.fanaticus.com ( mirror ). This tek made the cultivation of mushrooms at home feasible for complete beginners utilizing commonly available materials. The growing method I describe here is based on the PF-tek but includes a few modifications that are time tested, and are in my opinion superior to the original PF-tek. I strongly recommend you to read the original PF-Tek , if you haven't done so already, to see a different approach to some steps. The PF-Tek for Simple Minds is as simple and as foolproof as it gets, but is not completely foolproof of course.