Reishi Mushrooms In the Grow Room

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 …

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What’s the difference growing mushrooms indoors vs outdoors?

Mushrooms are affected by their growing environment in a big way. The most important elements for a mushroom growing environment are light, humidity and the ambient level of CO2 – less specifically, the amount of fresh air. Different mushrooms seem to react to changes in these elements in different ways. For example, common button mushrooms (Agaricus Bisporus, for those interested) …

How Do Mushrooms Grow? Another Great Video on Mushroom Cultivation

How do mushrooms grow anyway? If you want to grow mushrooms at home, you first have to understand the overall process. Mushrooms are different than plants in many ways. They don’t have roots, they have mycelium. They don’t have seeds, but instead have spores- billions of spores! I found this excellent video on YouTube. It is part of a larger …

Great Video on Large Scale Gourmet Mushroom Cultivation

What happens when you take the techniques learned here and apply them on a larger scale? You get an huge, awesome mushroom farm producing thousands of pounds of unique and interesting gourmet mushrooms. I found this video on YouTube, which highlights a California Mushroom grower, Far West Fungi. It shows mushroom cultivation techniques such as growing gourmet mushrooms on sawdust …

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Candidates For Cultivation: The Blue Oyster Mushroom

Few mushrooms are more satisfying to watch grow as the Blue Oyster Mushroom. It is very forgiving and easy to grow making it the ideal choice for a beginner. The fruits grow rapidly, sometimes doubling in size everyday. The mushroom starts out strikingly blue and turns grey as it matures. These mushrooms are ideal candidates for outdoor growing as their …