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How We Grow Mushrooms
All our mushrooms are grown in the most natural manner possible. Firelight Heritage Farm has never been so arrogant as to assume that if nature can do it that we can do it better, rather, we study nature, so that when we have to grow things indoors, we can mimic the way nature does it.
That means we don't grow ANYTHING in a sterile environment (it is a myth that you can anyway, I mean, you can't sterilize living things, they don't STAY sterile after being exposed to room air, and means that any minor contaminations can get out of control very easily). Nature includes a balance of bacteria and fungus, which causes no harm, and which is generally more beneficial than harmful. This produces larger and healthier crops, and prevents the rampant growth of harmful bacterial contaminations which have no natural controls to stop them.
Mushroom spawn, kits, and logs are produced as close as possible to the way they would be in the wild, with reasonable precautions against competitive fungi or destructive bacteria. They are periodically inspected for harmful contaminants.
You'll notice that we don't offer sawdust substrate kits, nor do we grow mushrooms in coffee grounds or toilet paper. Our mushroom spawn is run in natural media, such as solid wood logs, real manure compost, forest leaf mold, pine litter, and other substrates which the fungi would normally grow in. Just because we CAN grow it in other substances, doesn't mean we SHOULD.
Log kits last longer than sawdust kits as well, and compost kits can be easily rejuvenated to produce indefinitely. Log kits can be re-propagated onto new logs, so you won't have to buy another of those either! We'd like you to get maximum productive value from anything you buy from us.
You'll find instructions on this site that work with all of our spawn and mushroom kits for propagating mushrooms indefinitely. You won't have to buy another thing from us if you don't want to. You may wish to purchase started logs or kits in the interest of saving time but you don't have to. If you choose to propagate your own mushroom spawn from now on, you'll receive friendly instructions for doing so, and nowhere do we tell you that you need an autoclave or to sterilize anything! (And we'll tell you why you don't have to.)
If you prefer the most natural foods possible, grown and prepared using traditional methods which keep the maximum nutritional value and without chemical contamination, you'll love growing mushrooms naturally.
Mushrooms may cause allergic reactions in sensitive people. Some mushrooms are more likely to do this than others. Please research possible reactions prior to purchase. We are not responsible for how you choose to use our products, and do not claim that mushrooms are completely safe to consume. We merely assure that they are as represented on our website.
We do not make any promises as to the efficacy of any mushroom product to treat or prevent any disease or condition. Please consult a doctor or alternative practitioner prior to using any mushroom product for treatment of any disease or illness.
We cannot guarantee that any spawn, spore, or kit product will grow or produce mushrooms. We do guarantee that our products are as described, and that the methods in our instructions do produce good results, but once our products leave our facility, we can no longer control the factors which are responsible for success. Gardening of any kind is a chancy business, and success depends upon adherence to instructions, and may be influenced by weather, environmental factors, and other controllable and non-controllable factors. As such, we cannot guarantee your success, and advise that if you are uncomfortable with purchasing under these terms, that you refrain from purchase.
We do promise to answer your questions, and offer reasonable assistance if needed, and to correct any errors if a mistake is made on our part.