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Frequently Asked Questions

Our All In One Bags are great for beginners! They require very little preparation, very little materials outside of what we sell, and are easier to take care of than a house plant! While being simple, they also produce plenty of mushrooms while making a fun project, especially for first timers! Their affordability is also great, other kits marketed for beginners can be well over $50 and include various equipment that you won't use for other projects, don't need for what they're selling you, and are generally just a waste of stuff. Our kit is super easy and able to be grown from start to finish with everything a normal household has (minus the genetic material! You need the seeds for the soil so to speak!)

Again, we recommend starting with our All In One Bags. We include an instructional on our website here, which details everything you need to know from start to finish. If you're looking for information on how to use grain spawn, substrate, and agar, we recommend checking out this video from Boomer Shroomer which explains how to use substrate, spawn, and monotubs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm1FgFFzQd4.

We do sell gourmet liquid cultures, but outside of that we do not have genetics that would be good for our Magical All In One Bags as we do not sell therapeutic spores or liquid culture. If you want to get spores to look at with a microscope, we recommend searching Google for Eden Shrooms, if you use the coupon code BOOMINGACRES there you'll get 10% off!

Do not combine magic mushroom spores with our products as they would germinate the spores and grow varieties which may be illegal based on your location. Our products are ONLY for LEGAL growing, so please do not do this. 

If you want to make your own monotubs, you'll need substrate and grain. If you want to clean up genetic material (such as spores) or check genetics for contaminants, you'll need agar. If you want to have a simple everything in one option, our All-In-One bags are all you need. 

Depending on your genetics, growing can take a wide range of time. Spores can take anywhere from 7-21 days to germinate enough for you to visibly see them. After that, depending on how much genetic material you used and how much grain you're using it can take 2-4 weeks to colonize your grain. Once you spawn your grain (or if you're using an all in one bag, once you mix the grain with your substrate) it can take another 2-3 weeks to colonize the substrate. After that you should see pins or fruits forming within a week and harvesting within a week after that! 

We send orders as we receive them. We do not keep much inventory on the shelves since we want to ensure everything is fresh for all of our customers. Typically we aim for orders under 100lbs to be sent within 48 hours, however it may take up to 7 days from your order date for your package to ship. If your order is large, 100lbs or more, it may take longer than that, though we do aim for large orders to have a 7 day shipping window as well. Once we hand off your packages, we do not control the speed of delivery, we cannot alter where or when your delivery will be made, and we do not do the delivery ourselves. If you are in the area we do offer order pick up and will happily refund shipping!

Orders in the lower 48 states ship via UPS Alaskan and Hawaiian orders ship via USPS. We currently do not offer international shipping.

Expedited processing can be requested for a $10 fee, this ensures that your order will ship faster, typically within 24 hours of receiving it.

Please email or use our contact form to request expedited shipping speeds such as overnight or next day shipping.

All In One Grow Bags FAQ

Grow bag FAQs

Booming Acres All-in-one grow bags

We recommend using our products within 30 days of receiving them to ensure the best growth possible, but our bags have a recommended use time of 6 months. If you're storing your bag to use later, you want the top portion of the bag folded over to cover the white air filter to prevent moisture from leaving the bag. Store in a cool dark area, don't put it in the fridge. 

Yes that is fine, you will want to wipe your surfaces twice, or water down your alcohol by ~1/3rd of the volume of the container.

Just put a piece of tape over the port, this is not a major issue. Tape it sooner than later though, as soon as possible after you see you’ve melted the port. 

To help initiate fruiting we recommend putting a light near your bag on a 12 on 12 off timer and lowering the ambient temperature around the bag to 68-70°. This can help get the mycelium to start fruiting. Some varities will fruit right away once there is no more material to colonize, others need to have a light cycle and/or temperature change to help kick things off. 

We recommend using 2-4cc per bag. Using 2-4cc means you'll have enough material left over for multiple bags. If you don't plan to inoculate more than one bag, you can use more with no negative impact, it'll be just fine! We don't recommend using more than 10cc per bag however, just to avoid the chance of having extra water sitting in the bottom of the bag. 

Sometimes mycelium grows slow! If using a spore syringe, it can take 1-2 weeks to see growth at all because the spores have to germinate. We recommend to NOT TOUCH THE BAG for a minimum of 2 WEEKS after inoculating. If you are picking up the bag and examining it, you risk damaging the fragile mycelium before it has a chance to reach strong enough growth for you to see. If you follow the instructions we provide and inject directly into the grain layer, you won't see mycelium for a bit of time, if you damage that early mycelium by disturbing the bag it's possible to kill it and stall the bag. If you have been checking the bag frequently and think you may have killed the early mycelium, you can always inoculate more genetic material into the bag. Keep in mind, we make hundreds of these bags exactly the same every week, if nothing is growing in the bag that means we performed the creation process properly; the grain is sterile, and the likely issue is either the environment, the genetic material, or disrupting the growing process. 

DO NOT RUSH THE PROCESS. If a bag is not at least 50% colonized and you mix it, you risk having the project fail. If you're looking at your bag and wanting it to grow faster wondering if you should mix it, the answer is no. Have patience. Give your bag the right environment, give your bag time, and you'll have success

That's likely a contaminant. Mold, bacteria, and other funguses are all ubiquitous in the air around us. It's possible your genetics had something in them they shouldn't have, you didn't wipe the injection port well enough, or you did not flame sterilize your needle properly. Best advice here is to dispose of your bag in the trash, or cut it open and dump it in your compost. Contaminants can be dangerous, it's best to dispose of things when you first identify them rather than let them continue to grow. If your bag has something growing in it before you add genetic material, contact us via the contact page.

We recommend keeping our bags in an environment between 70-75°F. This is the optimal temperature range for mycelium to flourish. Humidity is not an important factor because the bag is contained. You do not need to worry about maintaining humidity unless you cut open the bag or remove the block from the bag. Lighting is also not an important factor, you can have a light on a timer for 12 hours on 12 hours off, or 18 on 6 off. Mushrooms are not photosynthetic but they are photosensitive, meaning they don't need light to grow but they will react to light usually in the form of growing towards the light. Do not keep your bag in direct sunlight as strong light can damage mycelium (it's typically underground or contained within trees). 

Sometimes genetics take longer to start than others. When working with liquid culture, you should see growth within 2-4 days of injection. When working with spores, you might not see growth for 2 weeks! Patience is key here. If you wait more than 2 weeks and don't see any growth, you can either wait another 2 weeks, or you can use new genetics in the bag. It's very unlikely that after 2 weeks the first genetics will start growing, and as long as the bag hasn't contaminated, it's the same as injecting the bag with water and maybe some sugars, so adding new genetics won't be detrimental. We recommend to NOT TOUCH THE BAG for a minimum of 2 WEEKS after inoculating. If you are picking up the bag and examining it, you risk damaging the fragile mycelium before it has a chance to reach strong enough growth for you to see. If you follow the instructions we provide and inject directly into the grain layer, you won't see mycelium for a bit of time, if you damage that early mycelium by disturbing the bag it's possible to kill it and stall the bag. If you have been checking the bag frequently and think you may have killed the early mycelium, you can always inoculate more genetic material into the bag. Keep in mind, we make hundreds of these bags exactly the same every week, if nothing is growing in the bag that means we performed the creation process properly; the grain is sterile, and the likely issue is either the environment, the genetic material, or disrupting the growing process. 

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