Smart devices that grow a variety of vegetables and herbs have been around for years in the booming smart home market, but Dávid and Sámuel easily bring us the innovation of growing mushrooms at home.
Editor: Áron Kiss
It is well known through mycology that edible varieties of mushrooms have many positive properties that are beneficial to our mental and physical health. So why settle for the poor quality of supermarket mushrooms when you can grow fresh and healthy ones in your kitchen at any time? The mission of this personally motivated startup is to make this possibility available to everyone with Shrooly.
The machine is automated to provide the right amount of humidity, fresh air, and light, which can be adjusted for each type of mushroom using the Shrooly app. So all the user has to do is harvest the new crop, which develops every seven to ten days. On average, one can grow two or sometimes three crops per pod. They also offer consumers medicinal and gourmet varieties that are difficult to obtain commercially, such as pink oyster mushroom or lion’s mane, originated in China.
The Shrooly is expected to be available in the spring of next year, with more than 1,500 pieces already sold internationally through the Indiegogo pre-sales. The startup aims to create a smart, fully sustainable form of mushroom farming at home.