The Wrinkled Peach Mushroom (Rhodotus palmatus)

Ever have something happen that’s is so serendipitous, it’s hard to believe it’s all a coincidence? The other morning, Tegan showed me a picture of a rare, but super cool mushroom she’d posted on Instagram. It’s hard to believe, but it’s a species I’d never seen before. In fact, I didn’t even know it existed. Amazingly, later that night I …

Different Types Of Grain Spawn

When making grain spawn, the gold standard has always been rye grain.

And that makes sense.

Rye is widely available, hydrates well- and is universally loved by almost any mushroom species.

But what if you can’t get rye grain? Is there any other grain that’s up to the task?

Definitely.

In fact, you can make amazing spawn out of a variety of different grains, some of which you probably have in your pantry right now.

Growing Shaggy Mane Mushrooms

Not all gourmet mushrooms can be found at the grocery store.

Sometimes it’s because nobody has figured out how to grow them commercially- like in the case of Morels or Chanterelles.

But Shaggy Mane is a little different.

Coprinus comatus is actually quite easy to grow. In fact, in the commercial cultivation of button mushrooms, this shaggy looking mushroom is actually considered a pest.

How To Store Morel Mushrooms (3 Ways)

HOW TO HARVEST | CLEANING MORELS | DEHYDRATION | BATTER AND FREEZE | SAUTE AND FREEZE Let’s say you just went mushroom hunting- and were lucky enough to find a huge bounty of morel mushrooms. Maybe you’ve even found the “mother lode.” Amazing! I know you love to cook and eat fresh morel mushrooms, but what happens when you have …

Grow Mushrooms Easy In A 5 Gallon Bucket

I’ll admit, growing mushrooms can get complicated… but it doesn’t have to be that way. Sometimes it can be dirt simple- and that’s why I love the 5 gallon bucket method. It requires no special skills or previous experience. It requires no expensive and specialized equipment. It can produce a metric whack-ton of fresh mushrooms at home, with little effort. So… are you ready to grow lots of fresh mushrooms at home? Let’s get started!

Hunting For Morel Mushrooms

Every spring, mushroom hunters all over the world head out into the woods. Basket in hand, with pants tucked into their socks, these mycophagists (aka mushroom eaters) trample through the brush, scanning the ground with a fierce intensity. So… what natural phenomena could possibly bring out this strange behavior? Of course, it’s the morel mushroom. One of the most highly …

5 Types Of Gourmet Mushrooms Only Found In The Wild

Thinking of heading down to your local grocery store to pick up some fresh gourmet mushrooms? Or maybe you’d like to try and grow them yourself? Unfortunately, for many types of gourmet mushrooms, that isn’t always possible. That’s because some of the tastiest mushrooms in the world just refuse to be cultivated commercially. Usually it is because these mushrooms share …

How To Grow Oyster Mushrooms

Looking to grow Oyster Mushrooms? You’ve come to the right place! This guide will show you everything you need to know to start growing Oyster mushrooms- whether you’re looking to grow as a hobby, or have aspirations to start a small farm. Why Grow Oysters? Types Of Oysters How To Grow Oysters 3 Basic Steps General Growing Requirements The Mushroom …

False Morels? Two Types To Look Out For

Come spring, the first thing any mushroom hunter thinks about getting outside and hunting down a basket of morel mushrooms. They’re delicious, easy to identify compared to many wild mushrooms, and are relatively abundant if you know where to look. But if you are brand new to mushroom hunting, you might have some hesitation… How can you tell a true …

How To Make A Mushroom Spore Print

Learning how to make a mushroom spore print is an essential skill for any budding mycologist. If you’re interested in foraging for wild mushrooms, spore printing can help identify exactly what mushroom you’ve found. If instead, you’re interested in growing mushrooms from spores, you need to know how to properly collect and store the spores to complete the mushroom life cycle. Either …