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 …

Growing Shiitake Mushrooms

There are few mushrooms as iconic as The Shiitake. And although growing shiitake mushrooms requires some specialized skills and tactics, it is still a strong favorite among cultivators- both professional and amateur alike. In fact, Shiitake is one of the most commonly cultivated mushrooms in the world. And for good reason. The Shiitake is a culinary delight, has a long …

Using Pressure Cookers for Growing Mushrooms

If you ‘re wanting to grow mushrooms at home, you need to get yourself a dependable pressure cooker. There’s really just no way around it. You see, fighting contaminates is a constant battle. The cultivator needs to be aware of potential sources of contamination, and how to prevent the bad guys from getting a leg-up on your mushrooms. Naturally, things …

The Yellow Oyster Mushroom

The Yellow Oyster Mushroom, sometimes called the Golden Oyster, is both stunningly beautiful and easy to grow, making it a popular choice among home cultivators. This mushroom grows fast and fruits heavily in vibrantly bright “bouquets”, although the small and relatively thin fruiting bodies usually make for a smaller overall yield. For the most part, you are unlikely to see …

How To Use Mushroom Grain Spawn

Growing mushrooms starting from ready-made grain spawn is one of the most accessible and beginner friendly ways to get into the hobby of mushroom cultivation. It is slightly more complicated than growing mushrooms from a kit, but the results are totally worth it! You’ll get way bigger yields, a deeper understanding of the process, and the ability to grow more …

Mushroom Grow Bags: The Ultimate Guide

Mushroom grow bags are an essential tool for cultivation, both for the professional cultivator and the enthusiastic hobbyist. They can be used as spawn bags- in which the bags are used for sterilizing grain and propagating mushroom cultures- or, they can be used to create supplemented sawdust fruiting blocks for growing gourmet mushrooms. If you’re growing mushrooms, you’ll want to …