Nothing. Nothing. Nothing. And then suddenly, it’s as big as my head! Haha
Growing your own mushrooms is a novel feeling. It’s unlike anything else a gardener experiences.
The first time I started the process with a mushroom growing kit I followed instructions on the box and started spraying water a few times each day. For 13 days the block just sat there with a blank face. Absolutely no sign of life. Then suddenly, on the 14th night, these adorable baby mushrooms were peeking out from the hay. Over the next couple of days they just blew up in size!
The second time around was an even bigger test of faith.
I let the block rest for the recommended few days, then I began the spraying process again. This time the wait truly seemed hopeless. Two whole months went by. But as frustrated as I felt, I didn’t give up. Then into month three, suddenly there were shrooms again! This time they grew even bigger.
There’s no visible activity at all for weeks and weeks together. You just have to trust and keep spraying water consistently. Karma Yoga in all it’s glory. Just do your work in the now, without attachment to the outcome. The rewards appear suddenly and unexpectedly.
Absolute Faith + Consistent Baby Steps of Effort + Shitloads of Patience + Curiosity. That’s the formula for… pretty much anything in life! Haha
As it turned out, the Mushrooms were delicious. The life lessons from growing them? More so! ☺️♥️
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