Firstly, this site has been really helpful. Learning a lot from browsing and reading the posts. This is my first post and I promise there will be no dick jokes or political ramblings
I bought a growkit from an online retailer. I got the lightest variety "Stropharia Cubensis" or Mexican. The grow is now three weeks old. I was a bit concerned as I saw very little in the way of growth until a couple of days ago. I have followed the instructions as close as I could and I think the grow is going well. 21 days in and I have some really good growth. Loads of little heads coming up (see pics below). I do however have two questions.
- If you look closely there appears to be white fluff around the base of the mushrooms. I read that this was due to too much CO2. Do the mushrooms need more "airing". I open the plastic bag twice a day for a couple of min, should I leave it open for a while. At this stage could contamination be a problem.
- I am now 21 days into the grow and unfortunately I need to travel in a week. I will be out of the house from Sunday to Friday leaving on the Sunday which will be just short of 28 days into the grow. I am not in a position to ask someone to check on them while I am away so am wondering how best I could avoid a disaster. Is there a way I can slow the growth down or should I harvest just before I leave? I have six days till I leave.
Many thanks for reading this post and for all your help. I am growing for a micro-dosing experiment so I don't want to loose the harvest and have to start all over. Apologies if the pics are a bit dodgy I don't want to interfere with the kit too much. Can post new ones if these are not clear enough.