While it’s entirely possible that someone in your local area might be selling mushroom spores – especially if you live in a larger town – it’s still a good idea to not limit yourself to those local options and instead explore what other methods you have for acquiring spores for your cultivation. For example, the Internet can be a great source of spores of all kinds for you, and you just have to find the right sites that deal with the kinds of spores you’re interested in obtaining. Some websites only sell specific types of mushroom spores – e.g. rare delicacy mushrooms – so you might need to search a bit before you’ve found one that looks like it could work fine for your needs.
In any case, once you’ve learned the basics and you’ve figured out what kinds of spores you’d like to get for your growing, you should look up some online shops that sell these specific types of spores – just remember that the Internet is a vast place and you shouldn’t automatically settle for the first store you come across, but rather explore your options and make sure you’ve looked up all the stores that have good delivery deals to your location. If an online store which you’re considering has a physical branch somewhere close to you, it might be worth checking it out – if the store carries all the spores you’re going to need in your growing and it looks like a suitable place to do your shopping from, then that’s a smart way to save on some delivery fees while also getting a better look at the store’s merchandise and checking out everything they have to offer better.
When you’re placing your order, make special notice of the delivery time – in some cases it might take a while to bring you your spores, in which case you would want to utilize that time for other purposes, such as starting to develop your substrate or something else that would save you time in the long run. Even if the predicted delivery isn’t going to be delayed that much, it’s still good to start those preparations as early as possible in order to be better prepared later, when the spores actually arrive and you’re supposed to start cultivating them.
If you’re satisfied with the store you bought your first spores from, make note of its name – you would likely need to shop for various other supplies and materials later on, and it’s good to have the contact details of a reliable store that you’ve been satisfied with once before. That’s especially valid when you consider the sheer number of stores that sell mushroom spores online which have a less than perfect ability to work with their clients properly. That’s not to say that you’d be at a high risk of getting scammed – but it’s going to save you a lot of headaches later on if you manage to get in touch with a reliable store as early as possible.
Last but not least, for those of you who progress sufficiently to be able to grow their own mushrooms from scratch and notice that they’re producing some high-quality spores, you may want to consider contacting one of the stores that you’ve built a better relationship with, in order to sell your surplus spores. You can always make a hefty profit from this if you work with the right store, and in some cases it might not just offset your expenses for growing mushrooms, but put you in the green zone by a long shot as well! And of course we hope you buy your mushroom grow kits at our store.