You can grow your own mushrooms inside or outside with a variety of methods that we discuss in this article. We can even get you started with spawn
Are you interested in how to grow your own mushrooms at home or even commercially? We know how to grow a variety of mushroom species and the owner of the company has put together guide books that teach the process for growing mushrooms.
Today we are looking at each of these guidebooks, which are free downloads and available to all of our audience members.
Grow your own mushrooms with help from our classes
We understand that some people learn better by watching videos than from reading content. This is completely understandable and very relatable, especially when it involves new information. Our online courses provide detailed looks at home growing, commercial growing, and growing medicinal mushrooms. Here is a brief look at each:
Home Mushroom Growers Course: In this course you will learn how to grow mushrooms for yourself, your family, and your community. This course focuses on growers who are interested in producing 1-50 lbs of fresh mushroom each week. The course begins with information on mushrooms’ ecological roles as well as the mushroom life cycle. It is helpful to gain this background knowledge on mushrooms before really diving into cultivation.
Once you have a background on mushrooms, the stages of mushroom cultivation are discussed. This includes actionable methods for how to grow your own mushrooms successfully outdoors on logs, totems, and stumps. Information on starting a mushroom garden bed for wine caps is another cultivation method shared. How to identify some wild mushrooms is another part of the outdoor section of this online course.
The course also discusses indoor mushroom cultivation for oyster mushrooms on straw, coffee grounds, and other cellulose-rich materials.
Online Commercial Mushroom Cultivation Course: Have you ever dreamed of starting your own mushroom farm business? Well, you’ve come to the right place! This online course is for growers who want to grow up to 500 lbs of fresh mushrooms weekly. You will also learn about the mushroom life cycle, ecological roles, and cultivation methods from the home growers course, with some significant additions. First, you will learn how to cultivate mushrooms on high-yield substrates like supplemented sawdust.
Since Willie, the owner of Fungi Ally and the course’s instructor, has had the experiences of what works and what does not while starting a mushroom business, you will get his deep insight on developing a mission, goals and strategies for your mushroom business. You will also become familiar with the specialty mushroom industry and experience opportunities to plug into it. Information on selling mushrooms as a stand alone business or in conjunction with other crops will also be shared. Help with making a business plan and starting to grow and sell mushrooms is the final part.
It’s also worth noting that all attendees also receive a free one-on-one consultation with Willie so you can ask any specific questions pertaining to your desired mushroom business. Learn more and start taking this course now.
Online Medicinal Mushroom Course: This course is more geared to those interested in the medicinal properties of mushrooms. It goes over a Materia Medica of a dozen medicinal mushrooms. Various products are discussed, including teas, tinctures, and supplements. There is also a section on growing medicinal mushrooms at home, as well as foraging for medicinal mushrooms near you. Learn more and start taking this course now.
Grow your own mushrooms with help from our guide books
Now to get to the written content on how to grow your own mushrooms. I’m going over three different guide book offerings today. You can decide which ones you enjoy and you can go read all the content for yourself.
Shiitake Mushroom Cultivation: Shiitakes are one of the most popular mushrooms in the world and with good reason. They are delicious! They do a great job at enhancing any meal that they are a part of.
The Shiitake Mushroom Cultivation guide book talks about the strains and spawn types that work best for shiitake growing. The book also discusses how to grow shiitakes on supplemented sawdust and on logs. From sourcing substrate to inoculation, incubation, and harvesting, you will get all the information you need to start growing shiitakes. Check out this guide book on shiitake growing now!
Oyster Mushroom Cultivation: Oyster mushrooms are a lot of fun because they can grow quickly and abundantly. They also come in an array of beautiful colors. Discover some popular strains and species for growing oysters, as well as cultivation methods. Growing oysters on straw is a popular technique that is discussed in detail within this guide book. Take a look for yourself here.
Cordyceps Mushroom Cultivation: The popularity of cordyceps is growing and studies are showing potential healthful benefits from this mushroom. Although not as easy to grow as the shiitake or oysters mentioned above, cordyceps may still have a place in your production. Learn all about cordyceps in addition to how to grow it at home and the appropriate media production for it. Check out this guide book now.
And for anyone itching to grow your own mushrooms immediately, you can visit our spawn page where we have grain spawn, sawdust spawn, and plug spawn available for a variety of species.