Part 1:
Preparing for Magic Mushroom Cultivation

Medicine man preparing for cultivation

So you’ve decided to try your hand at growing mushrooms. This decision is bound to start you down an incredible path of discovery, and we’re excited to be by your side to guide you through it. Speaking of guidance, our cultivation process is divided into two Parts: “Preparing for Cultivation” and “Magic Mushroom Cultivation“. Both these Parts are located under the navigation menu at the top of the page. Each Part consists of six Units, and each Unit is broken down into easy-to-digest Steps specially designed for newcomers to the field.

In this first Part, “Preparing for Cultivation”, we outline the process of magic mushroom cultivation and list the required items for the grow. Next, we make or modify several tools such as Mason Jar Lids and build a Still Air box. We then learn how to use a pressure cooker safely and how to work under clean conditions.  Once you complete this Part, you will have everything you need to start growing magic mushrooms. But before you begin…

Apart from your physical preparation, you should also take this time to learn more about the psychedelic experience, its history, benefits, and dangers. We can recommend a couple of books in this area. These books include essential information for anyone considering trying psychedelics – including some excellent advice on if and how to consume them. The book “How to change your mind” by Michael Pollan explores the history and science of psychedelics, as well as his own experiences with them, all while shining a light on the inner workings of human consciousness.

The second book – “The Magic Mushroom User’s Guide,” pretty accurately describes itself as “The Psilocybin Handbook for Safe and Ceremonial Use of Psychedelic Mushrooms. A Practical and Sacred Journey for the Awakening of Consciousness”.  It covers many important and practical topics – including safety, microdosing, ceremonial use, and more. This book is strongly recommended.

Good luck with your cultivation journey, or as they say in emoji – πŸŒˆπŸ€πŸ™ŒπŸ„πŸ”₯!

Growing mushrooms basics

Magic Mushroom Cultivation Summary

A birds eye view of mushroom cultivation. Know what you are getting into ahead of time.
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Collecting the Required Items

Various things you will need to get for mushroom cultivation, including Amazon links, if needed.
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Electric drill for mason jars

Modifying Mason Jar Lid Covers

Modify plastic jar lids to make your mushroom cultivation process easier and less prone to mistakes.
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Air box for mushrooms

Building a Still Air Box & Monotub

Instructions on how to build your SAB and monotub, all in one go, so get ready for some heat!
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Pressure cooker with thermal gauge

Using a Pressure Cooker Safely

Use this important tool in an effective and safe way throughout your cultivation journey.
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Mushroom agar pouring to petri dishes

Understanding Sterile Work flows

Learn how to keep your work conditions as clean as possible to minimize contamination.
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