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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-24-2011, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
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growing mushrooms

I know people on here pick wild ones , does any one grow them , if so where do you get your supplies think I am interested in portabella ,oysters and maybe buttons.How hard/easy is this? and direction would be helpful

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If you go online you can buy spores to grow mushrooms and instructions on where to plant and how to prepare soil etc.




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Re: growing mushrooms

Was on line just wondered if anyone here had a suggestion , or a supplier that they had used and liked.

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Re: growing mushrooms

Has anyone ever had any success growing morel mushrooms?
I have seen the spores for sale, but I always thought they
could not be grown.

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Was on line just wondered if anyone here had a suggestion , or a supplier that they had used and liked.
try this site some of the most knowledgeable folks I know that grows mushrooms frequent this site....overly friendly to the point I don't believe a post was ever deleted or Moderator edited....bet if you ask them that'd even send some free spawn etc..your way...LOL..they tried real hard to get me hooked on growing my own but so far I been able to resist but have however grew some with thier help.

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Re: growing mushrooms

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For THOSE kind of mushrooms, you need a pressure cooker, mason jars, vermiculite, brown rice flour, and a way to have really strict temperature control. And a couple months to kill. Never grew them myself, but I've known people who knew people.

For standard button mushrooms like you buy at any grocery store, those are pretty easy, and there are kits online. The trouble is flies, more specifically, the maggots of fungus flies. Commercial mushroom houses use a variety of high-bore pesticides for them, and Organic mushroom farmers use a number of other techniques including beneficial nematodes. Not sure how they recommend home-growers deal with it.

Now, shiitake mushrooms are pretty easy, you grow them in logs. You can buy them pre-inoculated, but I don't know many people who have had much luck with those. I do know people who eventually got rid of some of their shiitake logs that they inoculated themselves because they were getting sick of mushrooms. There are lots of sources online for where to get the inoculant and how to apply it.

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This one grew by an old walnut tree by the house....not sure what it is but was huge.

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Re: growing mushrooms

I've grown Button mushrooms and portabella mushrooms from the kits that are sold thru the seed catalogs...

Followed the instructions with the kit and had so many mushrooms I didn't know what to do with them!
In the instructions it said when the kit started to not produce anymore to take the kit and dump in a compost pile and it would continue to produce...mine did but not for to long.

I have a catalog someplace that sells spores of different kind..I think I remember seeing morels in it..I'll have to find it and post the Website for it!
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Re: growing mushrooms

I've ordered some kits and spawn from Fungi Perfecti out of Washington state. Had limited success with the kits and spawn, although I imagine it was mostly my fault. You can go to their website http://www.fungi.com . They have alot of stuff, you can also order a catalog there.
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