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Social Distancing Series-How to prepare your substrate

wheat straw, oyster mushrooms, substrate

Welcome back for the second installment of our #SocialDistancing Series in response to Covid-19. This week’s Social Distancing lesson is going to be about sterilizing substrates. A crucial step in growing a successful crop, sterilizing and preparing your substrate is the very first step in getting growing. Step 1: Choose your substrate As stated in […]

Pressure Cookers vs. Steam Sterilizers–what you need to know

pressure cooker vs steam sterilizer

Pressure Cookers vs. Steam Sterilizers The world of sterilization can sometimes be a confusing and unsure place. While some beginners choose to boil their substrates/equipment, most professional and amateur growers prefer to use either a pressure cooker or a steam sterilizer (autoclave) for sterilization. But how do you know what method is best? What product […]

Get to know your Mushroom Substrates

mushroom substrates

All About Mushroom 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 […]

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