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Grow Organic Mushrooms

Two of the best reasons to garden are to grow things you would otherwise have to pay too dearly for at the supermarket and to grow great-tasting things you cannot buy at any price. Mushrooms often fill both bills.

Mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of fungi, which grow quite differently from plants. Beginning as dustlike spores released from the gills or pores beneath the cap, mushrooms spend much of their life as mycelium — a network of moist fibers that use powerful enzymes ...to penetrate wood or other organic matter.

Chemically, mycelium does the opposite of what plants do. Materials rich in carbon that tend to break down slowly, wood, for example, are the preferred substrate of many culinary mushrooms, but there is a fungus at work in nearly every ecological situation.

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"Mushroom Growing 4 You" is a complete step by step guide describing how to grow organic mushrooms at your home. The guide was written in an effort to describe to people how easy it is to grow organic mushrooms on a small scale for eating purposes or for individuals that would like to start a organic mushroom farm.  Some of the details described in the Mushroom Growing 4 You guide are:
  • Comprehensive guide over 155 in length with step by step instructions and illustrations.
  • High definition instructional videos to make the process of how to grow organic mushrooms easier for you.
  • How to establish the right conditions to grow perfect mushrooms with excellent yield.
  • Grow organic and great tasting mushrooms on the first try even if you are a novice.
  • A few methods showing how to increase the mushrooms moisture content, growth and overall potency.
  • The Grain Method and  the BRF method – two main choices for how to grow organic mushrooms
  • The guide also describes how to make essential components such as a still air glove box, incubation chamber and fruiting chamber.
  • What tools you need to grow mushrooms at home
  • Harvesting the mushrooms
  • Sterilization techniques to be successful at growing mushrooms
"Mushroom Growing 4 You" will get you away from eating mushrooms in the grocery store that have been sprayed with pesticides and get you on a path to eating fresh, organic and healthy mushrooms at home.

Take a look at this guide by clicking on the icon below if you would like more information on how to grow organic mushrooms at home.

Cultivating mushrooms is considerably different from other gardening techniques and requires a different set of tools. Before beginning a venture with mushrooms you will need the following items:

[1] Pitchfork for handling compost. The type best suited has five or six prongs.

[2] Trays in which the mushrooms will be grown. Wooden trays or boxes made from old lumber are quite adequate. Use long nails or — better yet — screws when constructing these trays because the moisture from the compost tends to cause the wood to warp and the containers will not last through many growing seasons if poorly constructed. The trays should be from ten to twelve inches deep.

[3] Spawn. Spawn is a pure culture of mycelia (slender root-like filaments) that has been grown in specially prepared media and will continue to grow when placed in a suitable environment.

Moist spawn is actively growing mycelia that must be used immediately after it is received from the laboratory. This type allows growth to get under way quickly when introduced into the compost because it is already in the process of growing. While this type of spawn is used by commercial growers, it is fragile and must have a continuous supply of nutrients.

A home gardener cannot be certain that the compost will be at the proper stage for use when the spawn arrives. For this reason, it is more reliable and easier to use dry flake spawn or dry brick spawn. As the names imply, these are dry and dormant, so either may be kept until conditions are conducive to good growth in the mushroom house.

[4] Gypsum. The chemical name for gypsum is calcium sulfate. It can be purchased at building supply companies at very little cost.

[5] Watering can. A pump-type sprayer that gives off a fine spray or mist is needed to maintain the proper moisture content in the trays without adding large water droplets.

[6] Straw. Bales of straw can be bought from farmers or lawn and garden shops. The straw will be mixed with manure to form the compost.

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