Growing food at home is a great way to get healthy, green food. Maybe you already have experience growing many kinds of vegetables and herbs, but have you ever thought of growing your own mushrooms? Mushrooms are among the most delicious foods and they are also very healthy. Unlike growing other foods, you can’t grow mushrooms in ordinary garden soil. The first attempt is always the most difficult. Fortunately, the Internet is full of tips and tricks for mushroom cultivation to help you succeed. From the following introduction, you will learn everything about growing mushrooms for the first time.
#. What kinds of mushrooms to plant? The variety of mushrooms you can grow at home is surprising, so you need to know which variety to choose:
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#. Grow Your Own Mushrooms in 5 STEPS. Creating a useful DIY starter kit will make your first mushroom planting easier. Usually a plastic trash bag, a plastic container, or a laundry basket.
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.
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We have found some useful ways to grow your own mushrooms at home, check them:
#1. Growing Mushrooms in a Laundry Basket:
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!
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#2. How to grow mushrooms on logs:
You’ll need mushroom sawdust spawn or spawned dowel plugs to get started. The plugs or sawdust have the mushroom mycelium, the mushroom roots, growing on them when you buy them. Mushrooms will grow where the mycelium grows.
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#3. Growing Mushrooms in Coffee Grounds:
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#4. Simply place the bags (or a commercial mushroom growing kit) in a dark spot thats easy to get to.
Lightly water the bags at least twice a day to keep the compost moist, but not too wet. See the instruction here.
#5. Grow oyster mushrooms in coffee grounds and cardboard:
This method come from A Piece of Rainbow . This simple method requires no sterilization.
Below is a video of how fast they grew in just 4 days!