What are Wild mushrooms?
Wild mushrooms are delicious and often used for medicinal purposes. These tasty and rich in flavor mushrooms can be found at a grocery store, but when you grow them at home they are certainly filled with more flavor.
What do you need to grow them?
When you want to grow anything it always requires some type of equipment. And growing wild mushrooms is no exception. Here is a list of tools that you’ll need, along with a cool dark place for the spores to cultivate properly…
How to begin cultivation.
Step 1: Choose your location wisely this needs to be a cool dark damp place such as a basement or closet.
Step 2: Place a heating pad under the growing tray and set it to around 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 3: You’ll need to fill the growing tray or pan with the necessary growing medium. This depends on the type of wild mushrooms you will be growing. It can be compost, sawdust or a number of other things. Moisture is always important no matter what type of growing medium you are using.
Step 4: Sprinkle the spores or spawn on top and leave for around 3 to 4 weeks, until you see germination. Usually it looks like white webbing on top.
Step 5: Once you see they have germinated you’ll need to reduce the heating pad temperature to about 60 degree’s.
Step 6: Add a 1 inch layer of moist quality potting soil into the growing tray and cover with a damp cloth.
Step 7: Continue to spray water and mist daily to keep moist and humid.
In a few weeks you will begin seeing pinhead mushrooms growing from the soil.
Once they fully mature you can start picking them and enjoying eating fresh and flavorful mushrooms…
Or alternatively, often the best way to begin is to start with a ready made mushroom growing kit. These kits are very cheap, come with everything you need to get started, and generally will start producing mushrooms in as little as 3-4 weeks (depends on the variety). Check out some of the more popular mushroom grow kits at the links below…