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Monday, November 28, 2016

How To Grow A Pizza At Home With Mushroom And Basil Kits

My boys and I grew wonderful ingredients to make a pizza.


When I think of mushrooms and basil, I think of a delicious pizza. So when a company asked me if I wanted to grow my own mushrooms and basil at home, I said "yes!" I wanted to teach my boys where food comes from. Since we live in the desert, my boys don't have much experience with seeing food grow. So when our Mushroom Farm and Garden-in-a-Can arrived my boys were excited to know more about how this box and can were going to produce mushrooms and basil. They wanted mom to make a pizza.


So when the mushroom farm arrived, we unboxed it and discovered a plastic bag filled with we presumed was dirt and white stuff. We also found a package of tomato seeds, even the company is thing pizza, and a small water bottle. The basil kit was a can that had a pop off top and under that we found dirt and a small package of basil seeds. My boys and I read the instructions to see how to set everything up. My boys asked questions like "how do mushrooms grow?" and "how long will it take for the mushrooms and basil to grow?" I think they were anxious for everything to grow so they could eat pizza. The instructions said the mushrooms could be ready to harvest in ten days. The basil would start to sprout in a week.  


My boys and I then prepped the mushroom farm by opening the box and cutting a section of the plastic. The mass in the plastic then had to soak in water for eight hours. The basil in a can was simple to start. We opened the can and added some water and the seeds. The basil can then went on the windowsill. After the mushroom thing soaked, it was placed back into its box and placed in a corner by the window. I put my boys in charge of watering the items as I tend to forget to water plants. Plants don't make noise, like kids, when they are hungry. 


My son sprayed the mushroom farm twice a day with the included water sprayer and gave the basil some water too. After seven days, we began to see results. I was amazed that I grew mushrooms! The basil was even sprouting. It won't be long until we can harvest the mushrooms and basil for a pizza. The boys are counting the days down as according to the instructions, three more days and the mushrooms will be ready to use. I am hoping the basil will be ready too.



    These cool Mushroom Farm and Garden-In-A-Can make great Christmas gifts. Back To The Roots has many other products that teach kids about growing food. Go check out their collections. I love their Grow One, Give One program. When you take a picture of your product and upload it to their website, they will donate the same item to a classroom of your choice. We are going to donate one to the gifted teacher at our school. This will make for a great lesson for the kids in the gifted class.

Back To The Roots Website

Check out my recipe for Wild Mushroom Pizza With Caramelized Onions!



"These opinions are my own and I received a Mushroom Farm and a Garden-in-Can from Back To The Roots to facilitate this review."

26 comments:

  1. Yummy!!! That pizza looks so delicious and I love it! Mushroom + pizza is perfection!!

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  2. This is so neat! I want to get these and then we can do science mixed with making our own food!

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  3. I would absolutely love to grow mushrooms at my own home! That looks incredible

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  4. OMG - this is so much fun. I have to get these for my boys - they would LOVE to grow something out of a can! lol The pizza looks delish!

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  5. OH WOW! This is super cool! I would love to have this at home so that I can grow my own fresh mushrooms. It's awesome and it's definitely worth it.

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  6. Okay, I need to have these! I would love to grow mushrooms and basil and this sounds so easy. Definitely have to check these out!

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  7. Haha, I was confused when I started to read the title of the post about growing pizza. This looks so cool! I would love to try growing mushrooms.

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  8. As a teacher.... I would LOVE THIS! So I know the gifted teacher will too.... this is so cool!

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  9. Wow, this is absolutely looks delicious, I would love to try this at home

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  10. Haha, my first thought was "grow a pizza"?! Great title! We love growing our own mushrooms too and at the moment have got shiitake and chanterelle going.

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  11. Wow! That is so awesome that you were able to grow mushrooms in the can before making it part of your dinner!

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  12. So fun! I featured that mushroom box in a gift guide just recently!

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  13. Wow!!!! I just clicked on the website because I would love to try the Basil. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. I still do not have a garden after wanting one for several years. Something like this is probably idea for starting out.

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  15. wow, i never really thought that there is such thing as garden in a can! I would love to own one and grow mushrooms as well.. the pizza looks really good knowing that the mushroom is really fresh from your own harvest!

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  16. hmm interesting, I do not like mushrooms but i know some who do

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  17. Okay, this is just too cool! My son would love to grow ingredients for a pizza. I have to look into these more.

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  18. Thanks for sharing this though I don't like mushroom it seems that it is very nice to eat with the pizza.

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  19. I love to see your own harvest mushroom as a toppings for the pizza. Looks so yummy.

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  20. My kids would love this!!! What a fun way to grow pizza ingredients at home and get kids interested in gardening.

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  21. This is such a great idea! My son is going to love planting this mushrooms and watch it grows.

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  22. Well this is definitely interesting! I would like to give this a try. Your pizza looks great too. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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  23. What a great idea this is! I would love to grow my own toppings for a pizza.

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  24. This is an awesome take on the buy one share one mentality.
    I really like this, because it helps teach valuable lessons about knowing where your food comes from and being responsible for that health.

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  25. Ok you had me all confused there, grow a pizza lol but after reading the post I understood.

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