The concept of magic mushrooms is vast, encompassing 180 different species with one common characteristic: psilocybin. This natural compound is responsible for producing intense psychedelic trips and is highly appreciated by psychonauts worldwide.
However, not all mushrooms are created equal. Psilocybe azurescens is a type with a higher psilocybin concentration. As a result, it produces a much more intense high.
What Is Psilocybe Azurescens?
If you want your psychedelic journeys to reach a level known as “interdimensional,” it’s time to start getting acquainted with Psilocybe azurescens. Not only is it part of the psilocybin mushroom family, but also this herbaceous and dune-loving specimen has a psilocybin level much higher than that of common varieties.
Don’t worry if you don’t live close to where they came from – the United States’ west coast. This powerful mushroom also grows naturally in Germany, the Netherlands, and New Zealand; (and with proper preparation, in your own backyard).
How to Grow Psilocybe Azurescens
Although Psilocybe azurescens can be grown indoors, it is challenging to maintain optimal conditions. For starters, it is much easier to use an outdoor grow kit. Since the mycelium is already colonized, you just have to find a suitable outdoor area for your Psilocybe azurescens mushroom planting.
How to Find the Ideal Location
The key to growing Psilocybe azurescens is to recreate the environment that this mushroom loves so much. For that, you will need an area of moist soil away from direct sunlight. It is also important to factor in the time of year. It takes up to 6 months to bear fruit. It needs a humid environment for most of that cycle; So think about starting your mushroom orchard in January or early February.
It takes up to six months to get a good harvest, but you must resist the urge to look in the meantime. If you don’t bother your Psilocybe azurescens (too much), you will get better results. The only time you will have to interfere with the colonization process is if the terrain (or the surrounding area) begins to dry out.
If this happens, moisten it a little with a hose to return to the optimal conditions. Best of all, a well-kept mushroom orchard can produce 2-3 batches a year. When you get to the last stage of cultivation, it will be time to start looking at your mushrooms more closely. Only by scrutinizing them will you know if they are ready for harvest.