How to grow mushrooms at home

How to grow mushrooms at home

These tasty chameleons of the food world are fat-free, low in calories, and filled with vitamins, antioxidants, and other nutrients.

Choosing a type of mushroom to grow is a matter of taste. You should grow the type you most want to eat.

How to grow mushrooms at homeMany mushroom growers agree that mushroom growing at home produces a better flavored mushroom than what you will ever find at the store.

When it comes to growing your own mushrooms at home you have two choices. You can either buy a pre-made mushroom box (with instructions included)  from your local plant center or you can be brave, start from scratch, and do it all yourself.


 1 ) How Mushrooms Grow

Mushrooms grow from spores .

Oyster mushrooms  grow best in a straw .

Shiitakes grow best on hardwood sawdust.

Button mushrooms grow best in composted manure .


2 ) Where to grow mushrooms 

Mushrooms prefer dark, cool, moist, and humid growing environments . Typically , this will be in a basement , but an unused cabinet or closet will also work .


3 ) Types of Mushrooms to Grow (The 3 types of mushrooms that are easiest to grow at home)


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4 ) Growing mushrooms 

Decide what type of mushroom you want to grow . Each type has specific growing needs .


Oyster :


Shiitake : 

White button : 


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About the author :

Vektor Casey loves nature and all its wonders .She prefers to live off the grid as much as possible , she enjoys shooting, walking long distances, fishing , reading and cooking .

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