How To Grow Mushrooms On Logs And Stumps With Plug Spawn

Making Mushroom Plugs | Growing On Logs Growing mushrooms on logs is a fun and low maintenance way to enjoy fresh mushrooms at home. Even if you only have a small backyard, log-grown mushrooms can be a fun and fruitful addition to your urban landscape. Any hardwood loving species can be grown on logs. That includes Shiitake, Oysters, Reishi, and …

The Mushroom Lovers Gift Guide For 2019

Shopping for that fun-guy or fun-gal in your life? Maybe just need a gift for one of your mushroom-loving ‘shroomates? Fear not! From simple stocking-stuffers to life changing adventures, this list has everything you need to surprise and delight the mycophile in your life. Nobody really likes to get boring ‘ol socks for christmas… unless of course, they’re as cool …

The 3 Levels Of Mushroom Growing

The truth is, growing mushrooms can be as simple- or as complicated – as you want it to be. Most of the time, I find it can be helpful to break down seemingly complex processes down into simple steps. That way, you can easily identify where you want to jump in- and how far you want to wade into the …

28 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 To Clone Mushrooms

Remember Dolly the sheep? It’s the first thing I think of any time I hear the word “clone.” It took scientist many years, but eventually they were able to create the worlds first mammal cloned from an adult somatic cell. Luckily, cloning mushrooms isn’t nearly that complicated. In fact, it’s something any budding mycologist can easily do at home. Cloning …

Growing Mushrooms In Bottles

One of the biggest problems facing the mushroom industry today is the reliance of plastic bags as fruiting containers. Now, don’t get me wrong… I think mushroom grow bags work great. But- these one-use Polypropylene (PP) or High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) bags are far from the most environmentally friendly way to grow. Luckily, growers can avoid making mountains of disposable plastic …

Grower Profile: Cascadia Mushrooms in Bellingham, Washington

At first glance, mushroom mycelium can be somewhat unassuming. Because it doesn’t look like much is happening, the casual observer might not expect anything from this white filament like substance, slowly feasting it’s way across organic matter. But behind this humble appearance hides an enormous amount of potential energy, which- if properly handled- can be unleashed in the form of …