The Health Benefits of Chaga Mushrooms

You might not think much of the Chaga Mushroom when you first see it in the forest. Unremarkable and a little unsightly, this mushroom oozes out of birch trees looking like charcoal, and is often disregarded as rot. However, the Chaga Mushroom has such an incredible array of health benefits that it has been crowned as the “king of medicinal …

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Understanding Mushroom Substrates

Finding the perfect mushroom substrate for your grow- and getting the right substrate recipe– is one of the most important aspects of mushroom cultivation. New growers will quickly realize that growing mushrooms is significantly different than growing plants. Although the concept of a mushroom substrate can be thought of as somewhat analogous to the soil for a plant, the way …

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How To Build A Shotgun Fruiting Chamber (SGFC) in 5 Easy Steps

We like to pick mushrooms. Unfortunately, mushrooms themselves are picky – and getting mushrooms to fruit properly requires that we present them with ideal growing conditions. Building a Shotgun Fruiting Chamber (commonly referred to as an SGFC) is a quick and easy way to provide the perfect balance of fresh air and humidity that mushrooms demand. A shotgun fruiting chamber …

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The Best Books on Mushroom Cultivation

To see further, we stand on the shoulders of giants. Knowledge is power. Why try to reinvent the wheel when we can learn from the failures, successes, and triumphs of others? This applies to mushroom cultivation just the same. Every grower needs a few good mushroom books on their shelf. Growing mushrooms is a complex and intricate process, and having …

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Mushroom Grow Bags: The Ultimate Guide

Mushroom grow bags are an essential tool for cultivation, both for the professional cultivator and the enthusiastic hobbyist. They can be used as spawn bags- in which the bags are used for sterilizing grain and propagating mushroom cultures- or, they can be used to create supplemented sawdust fruiting blocks for growing gourmet mushrooms. If you’re growing mushrooms, you’ll want to …

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Incredible Health Benefits of Reishi Mushroom

Although the health benefits of the Reishi Mushroom might just now be starting to garner some fresh attention, this wonderful fungus has long been revered as a medicinal powerhouse. Known by some cultures as the “mushroom of immortality”, Reishi has been used for thousands of years to increase vitality, bolster the immune system, support cardiovascular health and promote longevity. So, …

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Lions Mane Mushroom: Supercharge Your Brain

The health benefits of Lions Mane Mushroom are no joke. Really, there aren’t too many incredible health claims from natural products that actually stand up to scientific scrutiny. Everyday there is a new superfood or uber-supplement that is supposed to work miracles, and although a lot of these things are no doubt good for your health, they aren’t usually as …

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Starting a Mushroom Farm from Scratch

So, you want to be a mushroom farmer? Thinking of starting you’re very own mushroom farming business? That’s awesome! I’m happy to welcome you to the world of mushroom cultivation! Learning how to grow mushrooms at home can be an extremely rewarding and engaging hobby. The more you practice growing, the more there is to learn. You journey will be …

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The Easiest Way to Grow Mushrooms at Home

Learning how to grow mushrooms can be a little overwhelming and seem like an overly complicated process. There are so many techniques to learn and lots of specialized equipment you can buy, which makes it a little hard to find out where you should start. While that may be true, there are ways you can dip your toes in the …

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Best Humidifier for Growing Mushrooms

One of the main paths to success for mushroom cultivation is maintaining the proper humidity at the right time of the mushroom growing cycle. Mushrooms can be up to 90% water, and require high levels of humidity in order to initiate pinning and promote healthy development. Too dry and your substrate will crack and be hesitant too fruit, and if …