It has always been one of the things, that I have always wanted to grow. We go enjoy going out into the woods and collecting them, but actually growing your own mushrooms is even more satisfying. That is the reason why I decided to learn how to make these diy mushroom grow kits.
Making these kits, is not rocket science at all. I like that you can basically use the same kits to grow different varieties of mushrooms. Personally, I love the portobello mushrooms. Not only are they delicious, but they are pretty easy to grow too. Mushrooms have many health benefits which include boosting your immune system, as well as providing the potassium needed by your body.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- plastic trash bag
- plastic container
- laundry basket
- bleach or spray
- peat moss
- potting soil
- sterile compost
- wax paper
- sharp knife
- small container
- clear plastic wrap
- spray bottle
Sterilize your trash bag, plastic container or laundry basket using bleach. Next you have to mix your growing medium by combining 3 equal parts of the potting soil, peat moss and sterile compost. Use your knife to remove the stems from the mushrooms. Place the mushroom caps with the gills facing down on the wax paper.
After 24 hours, you should have collected enough mushroom spores for planting in a small container filled with soil. Each container should be covered with clear plastic wrap, however make sure that you poke at least 8 holes in it, to allow free airflow.
Mushrooms thrive in a humid environment, misting the soil with a spray bottle can help you imitate, this optimum growing environment. Most mushroom varieties require constant temperatures of 55 to 60 degrees F. Mushrooms should be ready for harvesting within 2 weeks, if you do everything right.
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