New to mushrooms? You’ve come to the right place. At FreshCap, we know mushrooms. And we want to share that knowledge with you! Growing mushrooms can be a ton of fun. But there is so much to learn! Use this page to help navigate your way through the information on the site. First step- join thousands
Mycelium, agar, colonization… what does it all mean? Here’s a quick primer on some of the most common terms used in mushroom cultivation. Agar: A seaweed derived powder used to make a nutrified media for petri dishes and master culture slants. Autoclave: A vessel or pot that can be pressurized with steam. Used for sterilizing
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.
Growing Pink Oyster Mushrooms At Home (Easy Backyard Grow)
Pink Oysters mushrooms are one of the easiest species to grow. They are fast to colonize, produce a ton of fruits, and aren’t at all afraid of less than perfect conditions. I just recently finished a fun backyard grow, and wanted to share how easy it is to produce a fresh bounty of one of
7 Tips for Beginner Mushroom Growers
New to growing mushrooms? If so, you may just be a little mystified – which is totally understandable. There is a ton of information to try and digest and make sense of. Terms like inoculation, agar transfers, laminar flow- what does all of this mean? And what of all this do I really need to know? I just want
The EASY Way To Make Mushroom Grain Spawn At Home
Making grain spawn at home doesn’t have to be that complicated. If you can make spawn yourself, it allows you to grow basically any type of “cultivatable” mushroom you want. Read on to find out how you can make your own grain spawn easily at home without needing too much space, or without the need
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 a 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
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.
Growing Shaggy Mane Mushrooms
Not all gourmet mushrooms can be found at the grocery store.
Sometimes it’s because nobody has figured out how to grow them commercially- like in the case of Morels or Chanterelles.
But Shaggy Mane is a little different.
Coprinus comatus is actually quite easy to grow. In fact, in the commercial cultivation of button mushrooms, this shaggy looking mushroom is actually considered a pest.
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Grower Profile: Cascadia Mushrooms in Bellingham, Washington
At first glance, mushroom mycelium can be somewhat unassuming. Because it doesn’t look like much is happening, the casual observer might not expect anything from this white filament like substance, slowly feasting it’s way across organic matter. But behind this humble appearance hides an enormous amount of potential energy, which- if properly handled- can be unleashed in
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
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