Tips on How to Grow Mushroom At Home + Video

Grow Mushroom Yourself can be extremely fun and rewarding!! We love mushrooms, no matter you are vegetarian or not, they are very nutritious and delicious, and has been a trend on the menu of beauty and health recipes for long. They can be quite pricey at the grocery stores, and they are not always fresh when it comes to those gourmet varieties such as Oyster mushrooms. While Grow mushrooms at home is actually easier than you think! But before your own mushroom cultivation, decide which types of Mushrooms to Grow. There are many kinds of mushrooms. Each type has specific growing needs. For example, the three types of mushroom we often see in supermarket are:

  1. white button mushrooms:  usually grown on composted manure
  2. shiitakes: on wood or hardwood sawdust
  3. oyster mushrooms: on straw.

Today we are going to challenge ourselves with new mushroom growing techniques.

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1. Grow Mushroom in Laundry Basket

How to Grow Mushroom in Laundry Basket DIY tutorials

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Laundry Basket Oysters by Mycotek

2. Grow Oyster Mushrooms Using Coffee Grounds & Cardboard

You can grow your own Oyster mushrooms on coffee grounds (nutritious fertilizer that many of us has realized and use them as planting supply) and corrugated cardboard. All you’ll need is a plastic container cleaned with rubbing alcohol and drilled around with holes for ventilation; mushroom spawn that you can easily find in store or on line, rotted cardboard which you can make beforehand by soaking cardboard in water, and used coffee grounds (freshly used preferred). Lay the rot cardboard at bottom of the container, sprinkle the mushroom spawn and cover with coffee grounds, and repeat to fulfill the whole container. Plastic bottle or plastic bags are preferred for mushroom cultivation, easy to get and good to keep the growing process moisture.

Tips to Grow Mushrooms Using Coffee Grounds Cardboard Tutorial

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3. Grow Mushrooms Using Cardboard 

How to Grow Mushrooms Using Cardboard ONLY Tutorial

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Grow oyster mushrooms at home by verticalveg.org.uk +

 King Oyster Mushroom on cardboard

How to Grow Shiitake Mushrooms?

3. Grow Shiitake Mushrooms On Logs

Shiitake, a Japanese name, as you can imagine that the growing method of this mushroom originates from Japan. Growing mushroom on sawdust is the way I remembered when I was a child. And it explains why mushroom grows well on trees, logs, and even cardboard (made from trees). There are 3 steps to grow shiitake mushroom: drill – plug – wax (then soak in water).How to Grow Mushrooms on Tree Log Tutorial

Tutorial Via treehugger.com

If you want to grow large amount of mushroom in limited space, stack the logs to inoculate spawn which is easier to soak logs in water, too.How to Grow Mushrooms on Tree Log Tutorial

Tutorial Via  tcpermaculture.blogspot.com

Grow Shiitakes in Your Own Backyard

If you have tree logs in your backyard, you can drill the holes on those vertical logs or stumps directly and insert the plug spawn into them for harvest. Be sure to read the tips on waxing after planting the ‘seed’, and sprinkle the logs to keep moisture.DIY Grow Shiitake Mushroom on Tree Log Tutorial

Grow Shiitakes in Your Own Backyard Via fromscratchmag.com