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
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
The cultivation of morel has fascinated mankind for more than 130 years. Many have tried to grow them outdoors as well as indoors. But they failed. Now it seems that the Chinese found a method which is working – at least for the outdoor cultivation of morels. But new challenges are on the horizon. These … Continue reading How to Cultivate Morels: A Step-by-Step Guide
Hello, and welcome to the world of mushroom. If you are just at the beginning of your journey, everything seems daunting. That was it, at least for me in the beginning. I did not know where to start, which steps I should take, and especially what are the best mushroom strain, to begin with. For … Continue reading Best Mushroom Strain for Beginners
Short answer … Yes. Long answer … it’s complicated. While the cultivation of, for example, shiitake or oyster mushroom are well established the truffle, cultivation is on its way. That was at least my first impression when I started my research. But I was taught better. The leading cause of that, I reasoned, is the … Continue reading Can Truffles be Cultivated?
A common question of beginners is, "how long does it take to colonize a bag fully?" Instead of giving you just a list with some mushroom species and the time, I will provide you a detailed description of several factors that are influencing the growth of the mycelium. As the saying goes: "Give a man … Continue reading How long does it take to colonize a bag fully?
The short answer is you don’t need that much. If you just got interested in mushroom cultivation than I recommend that you buy some mushroom starter kits and play with them. If you already past this stage, then I suggest that you invest some money and built a grow chamber. Doing so gives you already … Continue reading What Do I Need to Start Growing Mushrooms?