The cultivation of Flammulina velutipes or better known as Enoki or the Winter Mushroom, has a long history, especially in Asia, since its medicinal properties and nutritional values (Fig. 1). If you are interested in growing Enoki mushroom yourself, then you not only need to know the growing parameters but also how each one of … Continue reading How to cultivate Flammulina velutipes
For every kilogram of mushrooms produced, there will be 5 - 6 kg of by-product. As worldwide, around 12.74 million tons (MT) of mushrooms were consumed (2018) we will end up with 38.22 to 63.7 million tons of spent mushroom substrate each year. How do you deal with that? To answer this question, I will … Continue reading Can you reuse spent mushroom substrate?
Before we as mushroom farmers can grow mushrooms, we have to cultivate our mushroom strains first. This could be done by a company from which we buy our spawn or culture media, or we prepare the culture media ourselves. The type of culture media you or the company chooses determines the quality of the strain … Continue reading Finding the right culture media
In today's article, I want to address the influence of your cropping or substrate container on the yield and the size of your mushroom. Type of substrate container When it comes to the cultivation of mushrooms, many kinds of cropping containers can be used. This is especially true for small mushroom farmers. You can use … Continue reading How your cropping container can impact your mushroom yield
When you read or talk about growing mushrooms, three or four parameters came up like temperature, humidity, and CO2 level. May be light. But they say you don't need that much light. That's all, but is it really? In today's article, I want to address the 12 important growing factors I am aware of today. … Continue reading 12 Important Growing Factors | Mushroom farming
In today's article, I want to talk about 6 reasons why you should supplement your substrate and if properly done what the results are. Why should I use supplements for my mushroom substrate? #1: Growth The first reason why you should use a supplement for your substrate is that it will reduce the time to … Continue reading 6 Reasons why you should use supplements | mushroom farming
Not everything is blue or red or as they usually say, black or white. If light increases your yield or not depends on three things On the mushroom species, you are growingThe strain you choseThe phase the mushroom is in In this article, I will talk about what kind of light works for which mushroom … Continue reading How light will impact your mushroom yield
Some types of mushrooms do need light, some don’t. Back in 1980, Eger-Hummel placed mushrooms into four different categories according to their need for light (Fig. 1). Group A: Light and darkness play no role at any stage of fruiting body development. Group B: Light and darkness play no role in primordium formation, but the … Continue reading Do Mushrooms need Light?
This article is a follow up on my article about 14 Strategies to Keep Your Fruiting Chamber Cool in Hot Climates. In it, I talked about the use of earth to air heat exchanger to bring down the temperature inside your greenhouse during hot seasons and heating during colder seasons. Due to the questions which … Continue reading How to control climate in greenhouses with an earth air heat exchanger
Mushrooms are growing almost everywhere. They are tasteful. They are healthy. It is, therefore, no wonder that people start to cultivate them around the world. But growing them in an artificial environment is a challenge of its own. There are many things like sterilization or the growing conditions which can go wrong. I wrote about … Continue reading 14 Strategies to Keep Your Fruiting Chamber Cool in Hot Climates