Category Archives: Mushroom Species

The Ever-Growing World of Mycelium

mycelium, oyster mushroom, coffee grounds

One of the most rapidly renewable resources on the planet, mycelium, is the future of renewable source material for an ever-growing list of products. MycoWorks, a company that turns mycelium and other agricultural byproducts into leather, is at the forefront of this movement. What is mycelium? According to Wikipedia, “Mycelium is the vegetative part of […]

Study: Eating Mushrooms Prevents Cancer Growth in Middle-Aged Men

mushrooms prevent cancer

Eating Mushrooms Prevents Cancer Growth in Middle-Aged Men, according to a recent study This week in mushroom news we are looking at the long term health benefits of mushrooms for middle-aged men. A study of middle-aged men found results that suggest that the consumption of mushrooms prevents cancer growth. Recent studies suggest that the consumption […]

Holy Shiitake! – A Guide for Growing Shiitake Mushrooms

growing shiitake mushrooms

Follow this guide to learn tips for growing shiitake mushrooms Once upon a time, there was a little mushroom. He grew on the fallen trees in the forests of Asia. Then, one day, humans discovered him living among the wood and learned of all the amazing and wonderful things they could do with him. They […]

Growing Morel Mushrooms

growing morel mushrooms

Growing Morel Mushrooms Growing gourmet mushrooms is an easy task to undertake if you have a mind to. Once you have the right mushroom growing supplies and cultures it is just a matter of a little bit of elbow grease and some patience. Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule. Take the morel […]

All About Oyster Mushrooms–historically delicious, consistently beautiful, easy to grow

about oyster mushrooms

All About Oyster Mushrooms The oyster mushroom. Pleurotus. This common edible mushroom, most often found in its gray form, actually has 202 species of edible mushrooms in the family. One of the easier mushroom varieties to farm, the oyster mushroom has become a home grower favorite.  Requiring very little investment when making your mushroom growing kit, the […]

The Portobello Mushroom Story

all about portobello mushrooms

All About Portobello Mushrooms Did you know that Portobello/Portabello mushrooms used to be considered junk mushrooms? These, along with their miniature counterparts the Cremini/Baby Bellas? It’s true! The original brown Agaricus bisporus lost favor back in 1926 when a Pennsylvania farmer discovered a bright white strain. That strain became the White Button mushroom. The bright […]

0