Category Archives: Mushroom Growing

Consumption of mushrooms reduces cancer, studies suggest

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This week in mushroom news we are looking at the long term health benefits of mushrooms for middle-aged men. A recent studies suggest that the consumption of mushrooms by middle-aged and elderly men can reduce their chances of developing prostate cancer. The Study The Miyagi Cohort Study of 1990 and the Ohsaki Cohort Study of […]

Holy Shiitake

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 called him Shiitake and have worshiped him ever since. The […]

Breaking barriers with mushrooms

Back in April 2018 cold noodles were all the rage as a result of the exchange of the noodles at the first Korean Summit in over a decade. September of that same year saw a second summit that resulted in more food exchanges. 200 tons of tangerines were gifted from South Korea in response to […]

Get to know your substrates

One of the first things you do when creating your mushroom growing kit is to collect your equipment. Depending on your preferred mushroom choice you could need a variety of different items from bags and/or trays to inoculation guns and scalpels, but the one thing that every mushroom grower needs is a substrate to grow […]

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 mushroom. Growing morel […]

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

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 oyster mushroom is an […]

Getting started growing mushrooms

Getting started growing mushrooms couldn’t be easier. The right mushroom growing supplies and a little bit of patience are all you need to start enjoying your own, home cultivated mushrooms in no time at all. So, where to start? 1. Spawns and Substrates You’ll first need spawn to start your culture. The adventurous mycologist may […]

The Portabello Mushroom Story

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 white mushroom was instantly […]

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