Our garden has failed miserably this summer. We have loads of green plants, and very few vegetables. The only thing we’ve grown is about 3 pumpkins, and a total of 5 zucchinis. We have about 40 stalks of corn, and no corn! 10 miles of zucchini vines, and no zucchini. Next summer, I am committed to spending more time caring for the garden, and really having it produce something. I just got too busy this summer, and now I’m afraid I’m just too late.
Now though, because I will not get discouraged (and we have had great luck with our indoor herb garden ), we are trying to grow some mushrooms, inside! This ‘ Grow at Home Mushroom Kit’ came from Back To The Roots , and is really quite remarkable! It is easy to get kids involved in the process of growing their own food, because it’s fun and simple! Right now, we have this cardboard box on the counter that we spray with water every day.
And in 10 days, it should look like this! (Check out their Facebook photos to see kids with the mushrooms they’ve grown… Ours will be included soon I hope!)
My kids are spraying faithfully and waking up each morning to check the progress. I’ll post pictures as soon as we see some mushrooms.
This mushroom growing project is made entirely from recycled coffee grounds. It teaches kids sustainability, recycling, producing, and how to take care of their ‘garden’. I’m anxious to get started and use our mushrooms. Back to the Roots has some delicious recipes we are going to try this week on our meal plan.
Mushrooms are a great food to add to your family’s diet. Did you know, there are antioxidants only found in fungi? Oyster mushrooms (the ones we are growing) contain 13mg of ergothioneine per 3 ounces, which help protect cells.
Now, onto our meal plan for the week! (with mushrooms of course)