Primordia and Spore Clouds?
I will be the first to admit. I love plants. I love the idea of growing my very own herbs and vegetables. But they usually end up dying. Is it possible that these oyster mushrooms will grow? So far, we see a lot of progress!
According to Women's Health Magazine, gardening enhances creativity. I believe it would be safe to say that this philosophy also applies with children.
This "Mushroom Mini Farm" comes with simple instructions. I purchased the farm from Sprouts and Grey has been extremely eager to get started. Let's see how this goes.
Tear off the back. Easy enough.
Cut an X on the back, and remove excess white.
Soak for 8 hours. As we wait, we began drawing observations and discussing what details we see in the mushroom plant. This particular activity blew me away. Never underestimate what you preschooler can do. Your preschool will notice details that you may not have seen yourself.
After 4 days, we begin to see growth! Here you can see (click to enlarge) small, little mushroom pins called, primordia. Fascinating, isn't it?
Check out Day 5!
Stay tuned for more oyster mushroom progress! This is an amazing activity for all! The mushrooms have been fairly easy to grow and so much fun for us to watch to record the progress.
We will continue to watch our mushrooms grow until harvest. In the mean time, we will collect some recipes for our Oyster mushrooms. Leave us a comment if you have any favorites!