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  1. #1
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    Who's Growing Mushrooms?

    Kinda looking into growing some mushrooms with one of these kits that are out there. Anyone doing this and got any advice for someone getting started?

    Whatcha growin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Name Redacted View Post
    Kinda looking into growing some mushrooms with one of these kits that are out there. Anyone doing this and got any advice for someone getting started?

    Whatcha growin?
    Kid got a kit from my cousin a number of years ago and grew some really nice oyster mushrooms.

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    I've done a ton of kits and regularly grow culinary mushrooms. Pretty simple stuff, and watching mushrooms flush is nothing short of pure magic. Take a look at these kits here:

    https://www.midwestgrowkits.com/read...ur-choice.aspx

    Lion's Mane and Oysters are pretty easy and tons of fun. Also had good luck with shiitake.



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    Quote Originally Posted by tgapp View Post
    I've done a ton of kits and regularly grow culinary mushrooms. Pretty simple stuff, and watching mushrooms flush is nothing short of pure magic. Take a look at these kits here:

    https://www.midwestgrowkits.com/read...ur-choice.aspx

    Lion's Mane and Oysters are pretty easy and tons of fun. Also had good luck with shiitake.



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    have you tried making mycelium from spores?

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    Quote Originally Posted by twat View Post
    have you tried making mycelium from spores?
    Yep. Done everything from spore printing to agar plates to monotubs. Just finished printing some mushrooms in my yard - wanted to figure out if they were shaggy parasols or false parasols, thankfully, they appear to be the former.

    Working with syringes and grain is fun, but it can be frustrating. And while dung loving mushrooms can be fun, they are pretty basic.

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    WoW started reading about it last week. Thought of it as a winter project in the garage. The whole process made me scared. It all sounded so laboratory and thatís so not me. How hard is it on a scale one to ten.? ( one easy)

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    Getting some pre inoculated logs is pretty easy to do if you have a supplier not too far away. If you do your home work it can be done at home also.

    There is no easy way in reality but with patience and effort anything is possible.

    With other styles of growing you do need to start with sterile growing media and be very aware of keeping that way. Proper heat and humidity control is essential.

    Learning to forage and identify is a fantastic skill to have and i would recommend going that route first.
    watch out for snakes

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