reishi mushroom

Candidates For Cultivation: The Reishi Mushroom

(This article is mainly about growing reishi. Looking to learn about the health benefits of Reishi Mushrooms? Click here!) Growing the Reishi Mushroom is a good choice for the home cultivator. Not only has it been long revered for its medicinal properties, the Reishi is also fascinating to watch grow – and it’s fruits are stunningly beautiful. It is rather …

Pink Oyster Mushroom

Cadidates for Cultivation: The Pink Oyster Mushroom

A fresh and glowing flush of bright Pink Oyster mushrooms is a site to behold. Pink oyster mushrooms are vigorous growers, fast colonizers, and heavy yielding. The stunning appearance of these mushrooms makes them a favorite for farmers market growers. Unfortunately, Pink Oysters are delicate and their shelf life is somewhat short, making it tough for them to appear on grocery store shelves.

King Oyster Mushrooms on Sawdust

The Fruiting Block: Growing Gourmet Mushroom on Sawdust

Many types of mushrooms , specifically oysters, will do great and fruit heavily on straw logs as was explained in this post. However, most gourmet mushrooms will actually do way better if grown on hardwood sawdust supplemented with some sort of nitrogen rich supplement. Growing gourmet mushrooms on sawdust blocks will require a little bit more initial work than straw …

A grow room for home mushroom growing

The Fruiting Environment: Chosing a Grow Room Design for Home Cultivation

One of the most important aspects of growing mushrooms indoors is providing the right fruiting environment. Unless you have adequate temperature, humidity and air exchange, your mushroom block will dry up and not produce any fruit. Providing adequate air exchange while maintaining high humidity is difficult to master, but there are several possible solutions that will get the job done. …

Agar Plates

How To Make Agar Plates for Growing Mushrooms at Home

Anyone who really wants to dig into the hobby of growing mushrooms needs to learn how to deal with nutrient agar. Not only is it a way to experiment and learn to grow mushrooms more effectively, it allows you to save and propagate cultures, allows you to create your own spawn and liquid cultures, and best of all… its fun! …

Making straw logs

How To Grow Mushrooms on Straw Logs

Growing mushrooms on straw is one of the easiest and most rewarding ways to produce food at home. You could start with a mushroom kit – or even better- make your own mushroom log and grow mushrooms at home. With little equipment or supplies you could be growing more delicious gourmet mushrooms than you will know what to do with! …

DIY Lamninar Flow Cabinet

Keeping It Clean: How to Design and Build a Laminar Flow Hood

Keeping mold spores, bacteria, and other nastiness out of your mushroom spawn is a constant fight for the cultivator. You could use a glove box with a pretty high rate of success, but anyone who wants to get serious about growing mushrooms needs to consider using a laminar flow bench. Having a clean stream of air to work in is …

Wild Shaggy Mane Mushrooms

Wild Edible Mushrooms You Can’t Miss: The Shaggy Mane

This common wild mushroom is unlikely to ever be found fresh in stores- mainly because soon after picking, it starts to decompose, rapidly becoming an inedible pile of black inky goo. If cooked fresh however, it is a choice edible, and can be a nice addition to any meal. Shaggy Mane’s pop out of the ground like little white bullets. …

A Group of Morels.

Wild Edible Mushrooms You Can’t Miss: The Morel

You should have a healthy fear of picking and eating wild mushrooms. If you were to blindly pick a variety of mushrooms from the forest floor and eat them, you would probably be just fine… BUT if you were unlucky, you could find yourself in a world of hurt… and possibly take yourself out of this world entirely. There are …

grower lions mane mushroom

How To Grow Mushrooms – The Seven Basic Steps

The process of growing mushrooms is a mystery to most people. Although there are a few “how to grow mushrooms” tutorials around, many of them skip out on a lot of steps and make it seem way easier than it actually is. (Add “seeds” to straw and poof! Mushrooms!) This leaves a lot of people in the dark. Admittedly, mushroom …