Why Are Some Mushrooms So Hard To Grow?

Why can’t all mushrooms be cultivated? Why are some at the grocery store, and some need to be wild harvested? The sad truth is- not all mushrooms are so easy to grow. In fact, some of the world’s most popular gourmet mushrooms are still only found in the forest. Mushrooms can be broken down into three broad catagories: The first …

25 Types of Mushrooms For Food and Medicine

You might not notice it on a daily basis, but we humans are growing a lot of mushrooms. In fact, worldwide production of all types of mushrooms is in excess of 30 million tons annually. Holy Shiitake! Of course, the familiar button mushrooms and oyster mushrooms take up a large percentage of this total, but there are dozens of other …

How Big Does Reishi Grow? The Story Of The Big Reishi

Reishi is one of the most popular and well known medicinal mushrooms in the world. It has a long history of use, and is typically used by making a tea or tincture. People take Reishi for vitality, immune protection and overall wellness. When grown for medicinal purposes, Reishi are typically relatively small- maybe the size of a dinner plate. But …

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?


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!