<< Go Back To Articles Directory

The best tips and tricks to mushroom growing
Mushroom growing is really not all that difficult if you know what you're doing. While it is true that mushrooms can prove a real health hazard if you allow the mushrooms you're growing to become contaminated by wild mushrooms, in reality this rarely happens unless you decide to grow your mushrooms outdoors. If you decide to grow your mushrooms outdoors, please be warned that you must be an expert at recognizing the strain of mushroom that you're growing.

A person cultivating mushrooms usually provides an ideal environment in which the mushrooms can thrive, and if you do this outdoors, it's quite possible that strains of wild mushrooms will try to take advantage of the ideal growing conditions that you're providing. This is impossible to counter as mushrooms spread via microscopic spores blown by the wind, and these microscopic spores will inevitably infest the growing environment that you have provided for your mushrooms.

This wouldn't be a problem if there were not so many strains of deadly poisonous mushrooms among wild mushrooms species. Actually, no matter how confident you are of being able to recognize safe mushrooms, you should still preferably grow your mushrooms indoors. This really is your best bet because it is much more difficult for wild spores to infest such a controlled environment. And this decreases the chances of a dangerous accident occurring. So, how long do mushrooms really take to grow?

Well the mushroom growing period can obviously vary from species to species but your mushrooms will usually take at least a week or so to put out their mycelia. After that, the growing process begins, and your mushrooms will be ready for harvesting about eight weeks into this period. Don't be fazed by the long growing times, because mushrooms actually take much less time to grow than a great many other food crops, and the fact that they grow so quickly is an added and considerable advantage.

If you want to have mushrooms regularly, then all you need to do is to ensure that you plant a great many of them at staggered intervals, so that there are always some mushrooms ready to harvest. This is an easier task than you might think, because it's just a question of planting more mushrooms in the seedling box trays that they favor. Since mushrooms grow in the dark they require an exceptionally small amount of space. This means that when you go in for mushroom growing at home, you can plant them in trays set in rows, or even on shelves, one on top of the other.

<< Go Back To Articles Directory

Home Testimonials Terms & Disclaimer Privacy Policy Report SPAM Affiliates Articles Contact Us