How to Grow Chanterelles Mushrooms

growing method chanterelles mushroomsChanterelles mushrooms are an edible plant. A mushroom is called fungi which are a unique type of plant. Fungi are found on wood, leaf mulch and or in soil. However, Chanterelles mushrooms can be found to be living in wooded regions or in the local wild. The vibrancy of the Chanterelles mushrooms makes them noticeable. Chanterelles Mushrooms are used in restaurants or kitchens around the world. They are known to make foods look more colorful and provide an appealing flavor. Growing Chanterelles Mushroom can be exciting to see how they mature as well as they make a tasty appetizer.

Step 1: Making Mushroom Compost

This step can occur outdoors, you can find a spruce that the Chanterelle mushrooms can grow near. The region should not be close to the mycorrhizae plant because it may stifle the growth of the Chanterelles mushrooms. The region where the mushroom will grow should be aerated; water should be able to drain through the soil as well as it should have a low nitrogen supply below 2.4 percent. If these are not done the process will stop. 

Step 2: Finishing the Compost

Make sure that insects, slugs and maggots are not in the compost. This will prevent the Chanterelles mushrooms from growing. Before growing Chanterelle mushrooms it is important that the soil is perfect. Therefore, test the soil. The pH level should be between 4 and 5.5. To get the perfect pH you may add sodium chloride to lower the pH level as well as add lime to increase the pH level. Remove ammonia from the soil if the concentration is above 0.07 because it can affect the mushroom spawns growth. At this phase it is important that the temperature is controlled for the planting of the Chanterelles mushrooms.

Step 3: The Spawning

The compost must be immunized with the mushroom’s seed, in order for the Chanterelles mushrooms to grow. Distribute the chanterelle spawn/ seed on the compost and then mix the spawn into the compost, this can be done by hand or a special spawning machine can be used. If the size of the compost is 10 feet, one unit of spawn can be used. Secondly, maintain the compost temperature and humidity because as the spawn grows, it will produce heat. A full spawn may takes up to 21 days. July is the best month to grow Chanterelles mushrooms.

Step 4: Casing

When growing Chanterelles mushrooms, casing is important for the spawn to move through the compost. This can be done by loosening the soil with a rake and then add clay-loam soil or cultivated soil to the top of compost when casting. Water must be applied during this phase occasionally to increase the moisture level before the Chanterelle pins can be formed is imperative.

Step 5: Pinning

Chanterelle pins develop after rhizomorphs and mycelium are formed during casing. The pins will continue to grow larger as they blossom into big beautiful golden Chanterelle mushrooms. During pinning the mushroom should be given fresh air, the carbon dioxide level should be reduced, watering should also be eliminated during this phase too much moisture may result in the mushroom forming below the surface of casing. Pinning is important for harvesting the mushroom successfully.

Step 6: Cropping/ Harvesting

Chanterelle mushrooms can be harvested by twisting and pulling them.
They can be harvested every three weeks; they should not be cut as they can become infected. 
Chanterelle mushrooms are meaty they can be diced to suit your style. The flavor is divine. This mushroom is versatile as it can be used to flavor a variety of dishes. Growing Chanterelle Mushrooms in July is the ideal time for the mushrooms to flourish. When growing Chanterelle mushrooms, if they are not disturbed they can be re-grown in the same area every year. Chanterelle mushrooms can be hunted in wild lands during the months of May and October.

Tips for purchasing Chanterelles mushrooms: Color should be apricot or golden before buying. It should be fragrant. Chanterelle mushroom should have a dark, decaying area.