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 …

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 …

Growing Mushrooms on Soy Hulls (The Masters Mix)

One of my favorite things about being a dedicated mushroom grower is that I’m constantly learning new things. As soon as I think I have it all figured out, I’ll try something new that changes everything. In fact, the more I learn, the more I realize that there is so much more to learn! A perfect example of this occurred …

Must Have Equipment For a Functional Mushroom Lab at Home

Building a workable mushroom laboratory at home is one of the best things you can do to increase your mushroom growing prowess. Key skills like making your our grain spawn, doing agar work, cloning fruits, isolating strains, inoculating blocks, and much more are made way easier when you have a sterile environment and a few simple tools. So what do …

A Simple Way to Grow Mushrooms Indoors

I’m always looking for simple and effective ways to grow mushrooms at home. You see, I ‘m a bit of a mushroom growing nerd- so I don’t mind going down the rabbit hole to try and find the best growing methods. Unfortunately, that usually involves specialized equipment and techniques that most beginners do not want to deal with. But not …

Growing Mushrooms Using a Casing Layer

If you’ve ever seen pictures of a button-mushroom farm, you might be asking yourself … why does it look like all the mushrooms are growing out of the soil? Aren’t mushrooms supposed to grow from a substrate, different from the way that plants grow? Many moons ago, button mushroom growers discovered that adding a layer of organic material on top …