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Cultivating Mushrooms

Discussion in 'The Green Room' started by Cooky, Mar 16, 2020.

  1. Cooky

    Cooky Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone here ever cultivated their own Mushrooms? If so, did you use elephant manure from your local zoo, or horse? Also, what issues might arise in cultivating mushrooms that you might warn against?

    Here's a handy how-to guide, provided by The Mother Earth News from the #48 issue, for anyone interested.

    <EDIT> I had to delete the photos due to copyrights. Sorry.
     
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    You can grow them in used coffee grounds. Its important to keep the grounds and container sterile so that only the particular (mushroom) fungus grows in the grounds. There are videos about this online for free + adverts.
     
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  3. Father Heathen

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    Use vermiculite and grow in aquariums to keep the environment sterile. Growing in feces is a good way to get sick.
    Knew a guy who used to grow the psilocybin variety.
     
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  4. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Mushroom spores can be a health problem
    A warm and damp atmosphere is not good for most buildings.
    Watch out for contamination.

    No, not cultivated but a friend does. Was considering giving it a try but the wild ceps, death trumpets, girolles, champignon de paris and the black gold if truffles that can be picked up on a wall through the forest makes it not worth while.
     
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    I've raised shiitake, which grow on wood. I got a mycelium loaded 'brick', dunked it and kept it moist. The mushrooms were delicious!
     
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  6. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Oh that reminded me. When we were first married it was possible to by a container of grow your own white or chestnut mushrooms from supermarkets or garden centres. We tried a few with varying results from fantastic crop to total failure. Then they disappeared from the shelves.
     
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