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New to mushrooms? You’ve come to the right place.

At FreshCap, we know mushrooms. And we want to share that knowledge with you!

Growing mushrooms can be a ton of fun. But there is so much to learn! Use this page to help navigate your way through the information on the site.

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THE BASICS

  • Learn the 7 basic steps to the Mushroom growing process, an outline of what’s involved in mushroom cultivation
  • Check out this info graphic, a visual depiction of the different ways you can grow mushrooms.
  • Pick up a book on mushroom cultivation. This article goes over some of the best available today.

GROWING METHODS

 

  • Get your feet wet by trying to grow mushrooms from an easy to use kit. Learn how easy it is, and find out what kits you can use in this article.
  • Learn how to grow mushrooms using straw, one of the most effective and popular ways to grow mushrooms at home, or at the farm!
  • Many gourmet mushrooms grow better on sawdust. Learn how to make supplemented sawdust fruiting blocks to really expand your growing potential.
  • Learn all about mushroom grow bags and how you can use them for spawn and fruiting blocks.

MUSHROOM TYPES

 

GRAIN SPAWN

 

GROWING ENVIRONMENTS

 

THE LAB

 

  • Learn how to build a laminar flow hood, one of the most useful and powerful tools used in mushroom cultivation.
  • Learn how to make agar plates for keeping and propagating mushroom cultures.

OTHER

 

  • Learn how to build a laminar flow hood, one of the most useful and powerful tools used in mushroom cultivation.
  • Learn how to make agar plates for keeping and propagating mushroom cultures.
  • Learn about all the different parts of a mushroom farm, and what it takes to build your own!

If any of these terms are confusing check out the glossary to learn what we’re talking about. You can also feel free to just browse through the blog.

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