We have five interesting answers for the mycophile asking, “How do you grow mushrooms outside, inside, for a hobby or as a profession?”
Growing mushrooms has become a hobby and profession for many modern farmers, especially as the interest and hunger for gourmet and medicinal mushrooms increases.
How do you grow mushrooms? There are a variety of ways, and you can learn many of them through the resources on this page.
How do you grow mushrooms that are delicious?
Growing gourmet mushrooms is easier when you practice a process that works. We recommend exploring seven steps to the process of growing mushrooms. These steps have been discussed in other mushroom growing books as well. This resource for growing mushrooms will help you grow a variety of mushrooms, gourmet or otherwise.
The seven main steps to growing gourmet mushrooms you will learn about include:
- Media preparation
- Full Inhabitation
Learn more about these steps by visiting this article on growing gourmet mushrooms now.
How do you grow mushrooms commercially?
A streamlined cultivation process if best for commercial mushroom farmers. From the start, it is critical to clarify your goals and focus with starting a commercial mushroom farm.
For instance, if your goal is to make $50,000 in a year by growing mushrooms, your process will be different than someone whose goal was to provide medicinal mushrooms to your community, or work with herbalists for making tincture blends.
At Fungi Ally, our mission is to create a world of balance and connection by revealing the world of fungi. Whenever I am looking at a business decision on how to do things, I bring it back to my mission and ask myself if the decision will ultimately be in line with that mission.
Visit this article to learn more about discovering your approach to commercial mushroom farming.
How to grow mushrooms with log inoculation
Using inoculated hardwood logs outside is one of the most popular methods for growing mushrooms.
This method of cultivation is one of the first methods discovered and was perfected in Japan over the last 800 years. Log cultivation is slow but requires little start up capital and maintenance.
Visit this article now if you want to learn special information and the specific steps for growing shiitakes on hardwood logs.
4 important parameters for growing mushrooms indoors
There are many different methods that you can use for growing mushrooms indoors with hundreds of different species that can be cultivated. Sometimes it can become overwhelming and confusing with all the different material available on the internet.
There are some basics that apply to growing mushrooms indoors regardless of the method or species you choose. These concepts lay the foundation to become a pro at indoor mushroom growing.
The big four parameters for growing mushrooms indoors:
- CO2: Below 800 ppm, depending on species
- Humidity: Above 80%
- Lighting: Enough to comfortably read a book
- Temperature: Ideally between 55 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on the species
How to grow oyster mushrooms on toilet paper at home
If you’re interested in growing oyster mushrooms at home, you can try using one of the most common consumer goods around: toilet paper.
It’s true. Oyster mushrooms can be grown from the comfort of your home with toilet paper as the substrate. It is an easy way to grow oyster mushrooms at home.
You can watch a video of the process by visiting our article on growing oyster mushrooms on toilet paper. In the video you will see sawdust spawn being used for inoculating the toilet paper substrate, but you can also use grain spawn or the stem butts of oyster mushrooms to do it. You don’t need much spawn for this process.
Using a mushroom growing kit is the easiest method for cultivation
One of the easiest ways to grow mushrooms at home or commercially is with the help of mushroom growing kits. We produce mushroom kits for hobbyists and professionals alike, and the kits we provide are the same for both types of grower. Therefore all of our kits are professional-grade and have been used to cultivate mushrooms on large scales, including farms that produce thousands of mushrooms each month.
Our kits come ready to fruit, which means the mycelium is already colonized. The substrate is sterile so you can be sure that you are getting the right type of mushrooms to grow. Since the kits are ready to fruit, they will be producing edible mushrooms within two weeks of starting the kit. You can simply start the kit by putting it in an appropriate area and cutting holes into the kit so the mushrooms have an area to grow out of. Mist the kit two or three times each day to keep it moist and humid, and to stop it from drying out.