Are you wondering what steps are needed and what has to come together to grow mushrooms?
Then this video is for you.
Everything starts with the mushroom itself or, to be more exact, with the mushroom species. Currently, there are more than 3,000 edible mushroom species known. Of which 100 can be economically cultivated.
There is, for example,
- the Shiitake mushroom – Lentinula edodes.
- The Button mushroom – Agaricus bisporus.
- The Lion’s Mane – Hericium Erinaceus.
- The Reishi – Ganoderma lucidium.
- The Oyster mushroom – Pleurotus ostreatus.
And many more.
Each of these mushrooms has unique characteristics as they fall into different genera. Genus, plural genera, is a taxonomic rank. The next higher rank above genus is the family. The rank below genus is the species.
Now let us put the whole process of growing mushrooms from A to Z in order.
You start preparing the culture media.
You then sterilize it.
After cooling down, you transfer a small mushroom tissue onto the culture media. And incubate it.
After the incubation, you can either transfer parts of this culture onto another culture media which you have prepared to even further expand or you start preparing your spawn substrate.
You sterilize the spawn substrate and then transfer a piece of your culture media onto the spawn substrate. After the transfer, you place the spawn bag into the incubation room.
After the spawn substrate is fully colonized, you can transfer parts of it onto more spawn substrate, which you have prepared to even further expand or you start preparing your main substrate, Sterilize it and transfer parts of the spawn substrate onto your primary substrate.
This inoculated substrate then goes into the incubation room.
After the primary substrate is fully colonized, you transfer this substrate into the fruiting room. Where you maintain the necessary cultivation parameter to first initiate the primordia formation and second to help develop the fruitbodies out of the pinheads.
After the fruitbodies are fully matured, you harvest them. Growing mushrooms consists, therefore, of six steps.
Substrate preparation, disinfection, inoculation, incubation, fruiting, and harvesting.
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