https://youtu.be/f1b-D147atc Transcript Bamboo is a fast-growing and worldwide spread plant. If you are living in one of these areas, you are likely to have access to it. If you do, you might be wondering if you can use it to cultivate mushrooms, and if you do, you might asking yourself, what can I expect? To … Continue reading Bamboo as a Mushroom Substrate?
https://youtu.be/0L2BcY3AyrY Transkript Cultivating mushrooms in a hot climate is a challenge. To overcome this issue, many different strategies can be applied. One of them is the use of a mushroom strain, which can handle the high temperature. Calocybe indica, better known as the milky mushroom, is such a mushroom. Let's compare this mushroom with the … Continue reading How to Cultivate the Milky mushroom
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?