How to grow mushrooms

June 21, 2012

If you are a fan of vegetables you should learn how to grow mushrooms because they are tasty and very easy to cook. All dishes with mushroom are easy to make and not use many pots.  Many cooks like to grow their own vegetables and herbs because they are easy to cultivate and they are healthier than the ones we find at the supermarket. The great thing about mushrooms is the fact that you can grow them indoors to, actually it is easier than growing them outside. Not to mention that a guide teaching you exactly how to grow these vegetables clearly enters the category of home & garden gifts.  Here we are going to give you the basic steps on how to grow mushrooms.

  • The first thing you have to do is pick a place where you would want to plant your mushrooms. The area must be cool, have little lighting and damp. If you want to grow them indoors the perfect places to grow them would be in basements or in a closet. Growing mushrooms is quite different from learning how to start a vegetable garden, because mushrooms are a species of their own and require a set of totally different treatments.
  • The next thing you have to do is buy some compost and spread a thin layer of it in some baking pans. You will also need a growing pad which you can find at any garden center. When searching the market for home & garden gifts, a pad of this kind is often considered by various customers, because there are many passionate gardeners out there, who would appreciate such an item. Turn the pad on and set the temperature at 70 degrees F. After you have done this place the baking pans on the pad.
  • Take the mushroom spaws and place them on the manure that you spread in the baking pans. Leave them on the surface don’t cover them with soil, not yet at least. Sprinkle a thin layer of water over the spawns so that they remain moist.
  • You will have to keep the baking pans on the pad for about three weeks. When the spraws reach three weeks they already have developed roots. Lower the temperature of the pad at about 50 degrees F.
  • Next add a thin layer of soil over the mushroom spaws.
  • Cover the pans with a cotton cloth and check the pans from time to time just to make sure that the soil is moist. Add water if the soil is looking a little bit dry.
  • Harvest the mushrooms when you notice that the cap of the mushroom has detached from the stem.
  • Make sure that you do not hurt yourself while you work with the hot pad.


As you can see it is really hard to learn how to grow mushrooms because they just need a dark room and moist, it is more easy to learn about garden decor. The place where you put your pad should be secure and away from inflammable things because it will be turned on for a long time.

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