How To Grow Reishi In A “Mini Greenhouse” – Backyard Reishi Cultivation
Believe it or not, it’s actually not that hard to grow your own medicinal mushrooms. Of course, it can be complicated- but I wanted to show you an easy way to grow your very own Reishi mushrooms using the “mini-greenhouse” method. This method works so well because it mimics the traditional method the Reishi is
The 3 Levels Of Mushroom Growing
If you’re just starting to learn about growing mushrooms, the process can seem overwhelming. There is so much to learn! Unfortunately, that can be a turn off for some people who are looking to get into the hobby. The truth is, growing mushrooms can be as simple, or as complicated, as you want it to be.
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. So- you’ve decided that you want to try and grow mushrooms… That’s awesome!
How To Grow Mushrooms On Logs And Stumps With Plug Spawn
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 even Lion’s
Grower Profile: Bottle Farm Mastery at Mycopia
I knew I was in for a treat as soon as I pulled into the parking lot of Mycopia Mushrooms, a venerable oasis of fungi located in California’s bay area. For a mushroom grower like myself, there is no greater thrill than the anticipation of touring a mushroom farm – especially one so impressive as
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 scientists many years, but eventually they were able to create the world’s 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
Grower Profile: What The Fungus Mushrooms In Summerland, British Columbia
When you love growing mushrooms as much as I do, visiting other mushroom farms is kinda like going to Disneyland. An exciting adventure! It’s true. There’s nothing better than seeing what other farmers are doing, and connecting with amazing people who share a passion for fungus. Recently, I was lucky enough to visit What the
Must Have Equipment For a 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 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.
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
Getting a Second Flush from Shiitake Blocks
One of my favorite things about growing mushrooms is how they just keep giving and giving! Once you get a successful first flush, you are likely to get second, third and sometimes even fourth flush off the same straw log or fruiting block. Getting multiple flushes is the best way to get the highest overall
How To Inoculate Grain Jars and Make Any Grain Spawn You Want
One of the first steps to growing mushrooms from scratch involves making your own grain spawn. Luckily the process of inoculating grain jars is pretty simple! Once you have a viable mushroom culture ready to go, either grown out on agar or in liquid culture form, you can go ahead and add it to sterilized
Working With Mushroom Cultures on Agar
Growing mushrooms from scratch requires being able to store and properly propagate mushroom cultures (think mycelium) on nutrient rich agar. For the mushroom cultivator, it is an essential skill. Properly transferring cultures allows you to “grow out” mushroom different species for the purpose of making grain spawn. It also allows for the ability to “clean” a