Growing Mushrooms At Home

One of the easiest and most profitable crops you can grow is mushrooms.  Mushrooms can grow in many different mediums.  Many are very inexpensive and readily available.  I have seen them growing in chopped up cardboard, paper, straw and leaves.  They can also be grown on logs.

Many mushrooms can go for several dollars a pound.  Some, can bring upwards of $40 to $50 per pound.  Although I wouldn’t recommend starting with those.  Some commonly grown mushrooms are Oyster, Portabella and Shiitake.  Here is a list of some common mushrooms grown in the US.  Common Cultivars

Growing Mushrooms In Coffee Grounds

One of the easiest ways to get started is to grow in coffee grounds.  A sterile growing medium is necessary to get started and coffee grounds come out of the coffee maker already sterilized.  Step one complete already.  Now just inoculate and wait 2 to 3 weeks.

The following is an excerpt from an article a balconygardenweb.com on growing mushrooms in coffee grounds to get you started.

Growing mushrooms in coffee grounds is simple and easy and in this DIY you’ll learn how to grow your own mushrooms at home.

Mushrooms grow in all sorts of places associated with waste: fungi can grow on paper, on cardboard, sawdust everywhere. Their coincident growth is rather a different thing, but the fact is that growing mushrooms is difficult.You can’t grow them in ordinary garden soil. Organic materials on which mushrooms grow are called mushroom substrate and used coffee grounds work well for this purpose, because they are cohesive and already been sterilized during the brewing process[…]

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