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! …

King Oyster Mushrooms in an Outdoor Bed

Growing Mushrooms in the Garden: The King Oyster

There is something inherently satisfying about walking into your garden and harvesting fresh gourmet mushrooms for your next meal. Growing mushrooms outdoors in garden beds is low maintenance, produces quality food and provides a unique and beautiful addition to your yard. Many different species can be grown outdoors, but I am going to highlight one of our favorites: the King …

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! …

How to Make Perfect Grain Spawn For Growing Mushrooms At Home

Grain spawn is the traditional way to propagate mushroom cultures. Starting from just 1 liter of sterilized grain and a slice of culture from a petri dish, the mushroom mycelium can be expanded to provide more than 1000 liters of spawn. One jar can be used to create 10 jars, which can be used to make 100 jars, which can …

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 …