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How To Grow Your Own Magic Mushrooms

We have in front of us the Pysilocybe cubensis grow kit from Azarius. It’s a growing kit for magic mushrooms. Unfortunately not all kits come with a guide, but no worries that’s what we’re here for. Most grow kits are built the same way. So keep reading, stick with these steps, and a good harvest is almost guaranteed.

growing magic mushrooms

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It’s really easy to grow magic mushrooms. We’ll cover the process in 6 steps:

  • Fill the kit with water, let the water absorb, remove the water
  • Put the kit in the plastic bag and place it in a good spot
  • Waiting
  • Harvest
  • Drying
  • Start over

Filling the kit with water

Remember that the first thing you do when you need to touch your mushroom box is wash your hands. Always make sure that your hands are clean!

Open one corner of the lid, now open your tap and let tepid water stream gently into the box. When the water starts overflowing, push the corner down again. Once you’ve filled the kit with water, put it in a dark spot for a minimum of 4 hours and a maximum of 12 hours.

If you want you can improve the water absorption in the kit by poking holes in the substrate. Before filling the kit with water, take a clean fork and poke some holes in the substrate, 6 to 8 rows of holes will be enough and you only need to do this the first time.

After you’ve waited for the water to absorb, open one corner of the lid again and let the excessive water stream out. Make sure all the water flows out of the kit or you risk contamination.

Place the kit in a good environment

After you have removed the lid you can put the mushroom kit in the plastic bag that came along with it. These bags are designed for growing magic mushrooms and allow for enough CO2 to get in the bag via a membrane. If you decide use another bag, make sure you take into account that enough air can get into the box.

Mushrooms grow best in a moist environment, so before placing the kit in the bag it’s smart to fill the bag with a little water. This will create the moist environment the magic mushrooms need. Some folks also like to spray their mushrooms with water, but that’s both time consuming and unnecessary.

Don’t place the mushrooms in direct sunlight, daylight is fine but it’s best to place the kit somewhere in your room where there is not too much light.

As for temperature, room temperature is fine.


The first grow cycle takes a little longer than the later ones. It will take a week to 10 days extra. The mycelium in the kit needs to be ‘activated’ sort of speak. After these 10 days it will take another week to 10 days to get full grown mushrooms.

After the first harvest, the waiting time for each following batch will be between 7 to 10 days. Each batch will yield about 100 grams of mushroom and if you do everything properly there will be between 3 and 5 batches.


The ideal time to harvest your mushrooms is when the hoods are just starting to open. Sometimes one or maybe two mushrooms are ahead of the rest, in this case you can remove these and let the rest grow a little while longer.

Before harvesting, always make sure to wash your hands. You don’t want to risk contamination. When you are harvesting the mushrooms, it’s best to twist them and don’t pull them right out of the ground. Make sure you remove all the mushrooms, even the really tiny ones. After harvesting you can start the cycle over again.

You can store the box for a few days after you’ve picked the mushrooms, but really only for a few days. Store it in a dark place with the lid on the kit. Make sure to clean the lid with water first. And again, wash your hands before handling the kit!


After the harvest you can choose to eat your mushrooms when they’re fresh. Fresh mushrooms are mostly a bit stronger than dried ones. So technically you can get a more intense trip then when they’re still fresh, and they will taste better and are easier to chew. However, dried mushrooms are easier to eat fast or prepare in a tea or soup. You can most likely consume more of them so if you want an intense trip, these will probably treat you better then fresh ones.

Dried magic mushrooms
You can try them raw, or make a soup or tea

You can only keep fresh mushrooms for a short time, about a week. Dried mushrooms however, you can keep for a year. If you dry them correctly they will also keep most of their potency. When you’ve dried your mushrooms, keep them in a paper bag and store them in a dark spot, like a drawer. Do not store the bag in the fridge!

Drying magic mushrooms can be done in many ways. You can use a fan, put them in the oven (not recommended!), or create a natural dehydrating climate. You can also use light to dry your mushrooms but this may harm the potency.

Whichever method you choose, always be careful not to make the environment too hot. When the temperature goes above 40 degrees Celsius, psilocybin and other active compounds will start breaking down.

You can best dry your magic mushrooms by creating a dry, warm climate. Place the mushrooms on a few tissues. It’s smart to use a (heating) fan, just make sure the temperature doesn’t go above 40 degrees Celsius. It can take up to a day or longer to dry you mushrooms. Make sure the mushrooms are completely dry, they should break if you try bending them.

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  • Thats whats for dinner….

  • Great instructions. I would like to add that most magic mushroom grow kits need to be soaked again after the first flush. So the kit will not dry out. Keep humidity up and you mushrooms will flourish!
    Making hole with a fork is only needed when very dense substrate is in the grow kit. By most of the grow kits available this is not needed.
    When you do not want to use the magic mushroom mushrooms grow kit in the beginning or after the first flush, best to store the kit in the refrigerator.
    Have fun and a goo grow!

  • Willie

    Back in the late 70’s I returned to college after a 4 year North American “walk about” precipitated by my “lottery win”, i.e., a “333” in the Selective Service’s very 1st draft lottery.

    I chose to finish at OSU in Corvallis, Oregon after having finished 5 terms at the U of O in Eugene, Oregon.

    I rented a room from an old Albany Union HS classmate on his family’s 10 acre piece of property where they kept their team of pack animals used for hunting parties.

    One day I awoke to a “commotion” out back and ventured out to find a couple dozen folks wandering around amongst the donkeys with Safeway shopping bags in tow …

    I was clueless as to what they were up to …

    I returned to the house where my buddy was just waking up and announced that there were a whole bunch of kids out back and before I could ask him what he wanted to do …

    He bolted out of his room joyfully shrieking “Shrooms …! ”

    Turns out it was a annual affair so to speak …

    He walked out back and just as the kids were scrambling to “get the hell out of there” …

    He said “Whoa, don’t worry guys … You can pick Shrooms all day, no problemo …

    Just make sure before you leave, that there is at least one bag full of ‘shrooms left on the porch.

    A good time was had by all …

    To this day, I’m not sure what species they were, but they were certainly pyschedelic !

    It’s been almost 40 years and I’ve only eaten ‘shrooms once since then, but came here to find out how to rectify that …

    • Mauro

      Certainly’s a good story, thanks for sharing Willie!

      Shrooms, like all psychedelics, are fascinating. You’ll probably enjoy the further reads included to the bottom as well. I think to a certain degree, cannabis but even more so psychedelics (there are less users too), will speed up the process of reaching a global consciousness so we can finally start taking care of our precious earth and live the lifes we want to live 🙂

  • Mel

    Really useful. it looks easy, or at least easy enough haha.

    Do you know if I can order it from South America?

    • Mauro

      There might be similar kits available, but for now these complete kits can only be bought in Europe. Most of them are shipped from the Netherlands. However, if you can piece together the same items like soil, a bag and a plastic box and of course some spores, you could build your own and just follow these instructions. It’s surprisingly easy.

  • Rudy

    I live in the US and I guess I cannot order a kit. But I do have dairy
    farmer friends with tons of cattle. How do I find spores myself? Can
    you guide me?

    • 1conoclast

      I would say the most reputable place to get spores in the U.S. is They are a little more pricey but their reputation is worth it. Also, see my post above if you’re looking for a great growing method. Cheers.

  • Michael Mcamis

    This is not a guide for anything. Pay me 10$ and I will put together a guide worthy of this site with more information on it than any other news site combined.

    Kit’s are the worst way of growing a poor specimen. You miss out on the experience of them communicating with you step by step. The informative dreams that let you know when they are ready to move onto the next step.

    It’s way harder to grow from spores or cultures, but the quality and quantity will blow your mind.

    No reputable site has ANY information in Penis Envy’s either, the mutated cubensis strain thats up to 4x stronger than any conventional cube.

    • The Stoned Society

      Well if I can be so bold back, I will gladly pay you 10 dollars just to do that. Contact us at And what you’re saying about Penis Envy is pretty interesting too.

    • Jonathan Lockwood

      I love to find out more about this, Michael. I live in Mexico, and am tired of waiting for the right season, ideal conditions, etc. Can you please advise how I can raise them myself? $10? No problem.

  • larry

    Love florida it’s not illegal to have magic mushrooms just as long as you say you didn’t know they were magic mushrooms ,you can’t be arrested