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 …

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 …

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 …