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.

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 …