Different Types of Mushrooms You Can Grow at Home

Different Types of Mushrooms You Can Grow at Home

Growing mushrooms at home can be a satisfying and enriching activity! Terrashroom will walk you through the various sorts of mushrooms you may grow at home, including detailed tips on shiitake and oyster mushrooms, strategies for producing button mushrooms, and exotic variations like reishi and lion's mane. Let’s get started!

Growing Shiitake Mushrooms

Shiitake mushrooms are well-known for their robust, delicious flavor and various health advantages. They are relatively easy to grow at home, making them popular among home gardeners.

Use hardwood logs or sawdust blocks for the substrate.

Inoculation: Drill holes in the logs and insert the shiitake spawn. To safeguard the spawn, seal the holes with wax. Keep the inoculated logs in a shady, humid location for 6-12 months.

Next, soak the logs in cold water to start fruiting. Place them in a location with high humidity and indirect sunshine. When the mushrooms are fully opened but not flattened, you are ready for harvest!

Oyster Mushrooms

Oyster mushrooms are one of the easiest fungi to produce at home. They flourish on a variety of substrates such as straw, coffee grounds, and cardboard.

Pasteurize the selected substrate by immersing it in hot water (160-180°F) for an hour.

Inoculation: Combine oyster mushroom spawn with the prepared substrate, after that pack the mixture into grow bags or containers with small openings for air circulation.

Next, place the bags in a dark, warm location (70-75°F) for 2-3 weeks until the substrate is completely colonized by mycelium.

In order to fruit appropriately, place the bags in a well-lit place with high humidity and moderate temperatures (60-70°F). Mist the bags daily to keep them moist.

Harvesting occurs when the mushroom caps begin to flatten. Cut them at the base. You are done! 

Button Mushrooms

Button mushrooms, sometimes known as white mushrooms, are common in many kitchens. They take a little more effort to grow but are well worth it!

In order to adequately prepare the substrate, use a composted manure substrate, make sure it is well-aged and devoid of pollutants.

Add button mushroom spawn to the substrate, after- spread the mixture equally into trays or containers.

Next, cover the substrate with a layer of peat moss and lime. This helps to retain moisture and promotes mushroom development.

Almost all mushrooms love dark and humid places, so either find a cellar or a room that matches these settings. The temperature should be 75-80°F and keep them there for two weeks, or until the mycelium has thoroughly colonized the casing layer. If you are unable to find them a good location for growing, Terrashroom unit got your back! See more here: terrasrhoom.io

Reduce the temperature to 65-70°F while maintaining high humidity. Mist frequently to keep the casing layer moist. Harvest should happen when the caps are still closed but have grown to a manageable size. Twist and gently remove the mushrooms from the substrate. Voila! 

Exploring Exotic Mushrooms: Reishi, Lion’s Mane, and More
Exotic mushrooms, such as reishi and lion's mane, offer distinct flavors and health advantages. They are a little more difficult to cultivate but yield good benefits.

Reishi Mushroom:

For substrate, use hardwood sawdust blocks or logs, place the reishi spawn into the substrate.

Next, store the substrate in a warm, humid place (75-85°F) for several months. 

Reishi mushrooms take longer to fruit, so maintaining high humidity and moderate light levels will promote growth. Harvest mushrooms when they are fully matured and have a beautiful, polished appearance!

Lion’s Mane Mushrooms:

Using hardwood sawdust or a combination of sawdust and bran is the best way to go for Lion’s mane! 

Next, mix lion's mane spawn into the substrate. As always, keep in a dark, warm environment (65-75°F) until completely colonized. Move to a well lit place with high humidity. 

During fruiting, lion's mane prefers lower temperatures of 55-65°F. Harvest mushrooms when their spines are long and well-formed. Like a full grown lion! 

Growing mushrooms at home is a rewarding hobby that can supply fresh, nutritious products all year round. There are numerous mushroom kinds to choose from, including popular ones like shiitake, oyster, and button mushrooms, as well as unusual ones like reishi and lion's mane. With the appropriate equipment such as Terrashroom and a little patience, you can successfully grow these intriguing mushrooms in your own house! Learn more about terrashroom here: terrashroom.io 

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