For the true "D.I.Y."-fans: Grow pure and tasty mushrooms, completely by yourself, with the Archi-Duc Kit. Follow the clever action plan and within 23 days you will have your very own fresh and delicious mushrooms.

"Your very own mushrooms, from the pot to the pan. Delicious!"


White mushrooms

Brown mushrooms

How does it work?

  1. Day 1: after buying the pot, let it rest in a space at room temperature.

  2. Day 2: Remove the plastic lid, the transparent film and the instructions folder from the pot. (Do NOT throw these away). Next, remove the bag of peat soil and the underlying transparent film from the pot. That film may be thrown into the bin.

  3. Day 2: Divide the peat uniformly over the substrate. DO NOT PRESS the peat. Next, spray about 10 cl of water over the peat soil and place the transparent foil, the instructions folder and the plastic lid on the pot. Do not open the pot for 1 week.

  4. Day 9: remove the plastic lid, the instructions folder and the transparent folder from the pot. The latter can now be thrown out. Moisten the peat lightly and place the lid back on the pot. Place the pot into a cooler space. Repeat this step on day 11, 13, 15, 17, 19 and 21.

  5. After 23 days, you will be able to harvest your own mushrooms.

  6. Keep on moistening the peat every other day after the 23 days have passed and keep the pot in a cool space. ATTENTION : the chestnut mushrooms need less water than the white mushrooms do.

Tips + tricks


This pot contains 100 % pure mushrooms: there are no pesticides involved and sustainable farming techniques were used.


Try to pick the mushrooms timely in the interest of any following harvest. If you wait to pick the mushrooms until the film below the cap op the mushroom has opened, spores will be released which will give the mushrooms a brown hue. This phenomenon is completely natural.


You can choose to only harvest the largest mushrooms and to leave the smaller ones in the peat soil until the following day.


If there are few mushrooms left on the peat soil, you can let them become bigger then usual, since they won't be able to cut off the other, smaller mushrooms from getting air, because there's enough space in the pot.


Once you've harvested the mushrooms, you can keep them in the refrigerator. You won't be able to buy them any fresher.

2x / 3x

Mostly you will be able to harvest mushrooms up to 2 or 3 times but that's never guaranteed. The Archi-Duc mushrooms are a completely natural product, which is why the situation in which the pot is held throughout the growth can influence the harvest.


A second and potential third harvest will produce less mushrooms, because the peat soil will start to get exhausted.

Second life

Give your pot a second life as a mini greenhouse for leafy vegetables and organic herbs with our brand new "Veg@tables".


If you choose not to start using the kit immediately, save the pot between a temperature of 2 and 15°C.

The Archi-duc Kit is available from October through April in different supermarkets and garden centers.