We have a selection of easy to use mushrooms growing kits that can teach you how to get started with Oyster and Shiitake mushrooms. They also make a fantastic gift for any age of grower.
Tips for Getting Started Growing Mushrooms
Here are three tips to help you get started with growing mushrooms at home:
- Choose the Right Mushroom Variety: There are various types of mushrooms you can grow at home, such as oyster mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, and white button mushrooms. Start with a beginner-friendly variety that suits your taste preferences and growing conditions. Oyster mushrooms, for example, are relatively easy to grow and adapt well to different substrates.
- Create a Suitable Growing Environment: Mushrooms require specific conditions to thrive. They typically grow in a dark and humid environment. Find a location in your home that stays consistently cool (around 60-70°F/15-21°C) and has limited exposure to direct sunlight. Consider using a small indoor space like a closet or unused cabinet, or you can also use a dedicated grow tent to control the environment better.
- Use the Right Substrate and Growing Method: Mushrooms grow on a substrate, which can be a mix of materials like straw, coffee grounds, sawdust, or even compost. Each mushroom variety has its preferred substrate, so research and choose accordingly. One popular method is to use mushroom growing kits, which come pre-inoculated with mushroom spores on a specific substrate. This makes the process easier for beginners as the initial steps of inoculation are already taken care of.
By following these tips, you'll be well on your way to successfully growing delicious mushrooms at home! Happy growing!