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?
No two mushroom names are the same! Are we talking the same language? It is a mess! But, there is hope. CHESTNUT MUSHROOM I recently read a headline talking about the increase in the demand for chestnut mushrooms. While reading the word chestnut mushroom, I had the following picture in mind (Figure 1). Figure 1: … Continue reading What kind of mushroom is this?
In today's article, I want to address the 12 common mistakes beginners do, and I did in the past. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lp5Ul8a2QuU WANT TO DO EVERYTHING When you are first starting, you are super stoked. You maybe took a course and thinking "That is easy. I can do it." And then at one point or another, you … Continue reading 12 Common Mistakes Beginners Make | Mushroom farming
In essence, all mushrooms are fungi, but not all fungi are mushrooms! CLASSIFICATION To understand what mushrooms are, we first have to know how everything within the living world is classified (figure 1). Within the group Life, we have first the Domain and then the Kingdoms of which right now seven exists (figure 2). Figure … Continue reading What are Mushrooms?
One of the first questions of someone who wants to start growing mushrooms is, "What can I grow in my region?" Or "I'm living in this climate what can I grow?" Today I will give you a list of 26 delicious mushrooms you can grow almost everywhere. For each mushroom species, I not only listed … Continue reading 26 Delicious Mushroom Species You Should Cultivate
Growing mushrooms is not an easy endeavor, but worthwhile. What do I mean by that? At first glance, growing mushrooms seems easy, and everybody can do it. This is true in theory and applies to all things in life. But if you look more closely, you will find more and more parts which have to … Continue reading Things to Know Before Starting a Mushroom Farm
The number one reason while small mushroom farms fail is, they don't treat their farm as a business. They are thinking "as long as I am making money, I am good to go or as long as I have customers, everything is okay." That might be correct, but while this is in most of the … Continue reading How Do I Keep Track of My Expenses/Income?
When you are running a mushroom farm your number one thing you have to pay close attention to is where you spend your money and moreover how you can save it. But before we can investigate where you can save money on your farm we should start before thinking about your goals. Ask yourself the … Continue reading How to Interpret your Profit & Loss Statement
If you are asking this question, then you are already ahead of all your competitors who are juggling all the different plates and trying to hold them up in the air. But the more plates they have to deal with the hard lives becomes. A 16 hours workday is the norm, and because everybody around … Continue reading How Do I Keep Track of My Production?