Learn How to Grow Mushrooms – All Thing You Need to Know

Mushrooms are among the most delicious foods and they are also very healthy! But have you ever thought about growing your own mushrooms, to make sure they are organic and free of pesticides? When it comes to growing your own food, the Internet is full of tips and tricks, and this also applies to mushroom growing at home. From the following link, you can learn everything about growing mushroom for the first time and you will also find a useful DIY starter kit for mushroom growing. The best part is that you can grow them both indoors and outdoors, so you can also grow them in an apartment or smaller house. So if you’re not 100% convinced yet, the link also has a cool infographic about the health benefits of different types of mushrooms and their use in the kitchen and also in the medical field.

Which Varieties To Plant?
The variety of mushrooms you can grow at home is surprising, and you can grow a plethora of them, so you might actually have to figure out how to use them all up.

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How To Grow Mushrooms in 5 STEPS

Building Your Own Mushroom Kit

Obtain a suitable growing container for your mushroom-growing project – usually a plastic trash bag, a plastic container, or a laundry basket.
Sterilize the growing area as much as possible. Some use a bleach/spray mixture.

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Step 1. Choose a Container that is suitable to grow your mushrooms. A laundry basket or trash can will work well. Be sure to sterilize it with bleach and water.

Step 2. Remove stems from store bought mushrooms and place the caps, gills down on wax paper. Wait 24 hours for gills to release spores.

Step 3. Assemble your Mushroom growing medium and add to container. 3 Parts Peat Moss, Potting Soil and Sterile Compost.

Step 4. Add mushroom spores that you have collected. Cover the top of the container with clear cling wrap to allow for additional air flow.

Step 5. Keep Soil moist and between 60-80 degrees Fahrenheit. Harvest mushrooms in 10-15 days.

How to Start a Mushroom Farm

In this great Infographic, Survivopedia shows you all the different varieties of Mushrooms and the best way to grow them.

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Another tip and an ingenious idea come from Milkwood website. They have used a Laundry Basket to grow their mushrooms.

This technique also works indoors, but the laundry basket is usually bagged or boxed until the straw is completely colonised with mycelium. This technique has both upsides and downsides, but most importantly, it’s easy, and gets people growing mushrooms! Learn more about this technique HERE… 

2 Responses to “Learn How to Grow Mushrooms – All Thing You Need to Know”

  1. LILLIe Redd says:

    How can you tell them from the ones that is wild
    I love mushrooms

  2. Sarah says:

    White buttons taste awesome. Thanks for the infographic! Very easy to remember.

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