Growing mushrooms in your own garden is a great way to enjoy your favorite fungi without having to pay a hefty price at the grocery store. With a little patience and the right supplies, you can have a steady supply of mushrooms right in your own backyard.
To begin, you’ll need to decide which type of mushroom you want to grow. Popular and easy-to-grow varieties include white button mushrooms, Shiitakes, and oyster mushrooms. Different fungi require different growing habitats, so it’s best to start with one variety and grow in batches.
Once you’ve chosen your CUBENSIS JACK FROST SPORE SWAB, you’ll need to purchase some spawn. This can be found at a good garden center or online. Then, set up a growing tray that is at least 6 inches deep and fill it with a good mushroom compost. This should be a mix of well-rotted items like straw, hay, chicken litter and cottonseed meal. Make sure to keep the mixture damp by spraying it down daily with water.
Once the white webbing appears across the manure, cover the surface with a layer of damp peat moss and top it off with moist newspapers. Keep the whole thing damp and at a steady temperature of 55 degrees. After another ten days, you’ll begin to see tiny white mushroom sprouts appearing. Over the next few days, the sprouts will grow into full-sized mushrooms. Once they’re at the size you want, you can start harvesting and using them.
With a little maintenance, you can keep your mushroom crop going for up to six months. So, get started today and enjoy the deliciousness of homegrown mushrooms!