Welcome to our ”How to grow Mushroom at Home” page. In this page, we will briefly explain how to grow the wild mushrooms at home. The easiest types of wild edible mushrooms to grow at home are button mushrooms, oyster mushrooms and shiitake mushrooms. As Mantarator.com we recommend that you cultivate the shiitake mushroom because it is a mushroom species that is economically expensive and the taste and flavour is very strong. You can find mushroom growing kits sellers on our mushroom growers page. First of all, some ingredients needed to grow wild edible mushrooms at home are given below.

  • Wild mushroom seeds
  • Growing tray or a large deep container
  • Mushroom growing environment (hardwood shavings, straw, compost fertilizer)
  • soil
  • Cloth
  • Spray bottle
  • Heating pad

Now let’s explain how can we grow wild mushrooms at home…

First Stage - Mushroom Seed Selection

As mentioned above, the easiest types of mushrooms you can grow at home are shiitake mushrooms, oyster mushrooms or button mushrooms. You can easily obtain these mushroom seeds from companies from our mushroom growers or from another company from the internet. If you supply the mushroom seeds that you will produce at home, then we can now move to the second stage.

Second Stage - Environment

Place the growing environment (hardwood shavings, straw or compost fertilizer) at a depth of 8-10 cm on the growing tray. In the meantime, you should choose a dark place for the growing ambience . You should place the heating pads under the growing tray. The heating pads allow the growing tray temperature to remain around 20 degrees Celsius, which is the ideal growth temperature for mushrooms.

Third Stage - Planting

Place the mushroom seeds you have selected at regular intervals on the growing environment (hardwood shavings, straw or compost fertilizer) on the growing tray. Try to keep it in the same environment for about 2-3 weeks or until the mushrooms seeds start to germinate. In the meantime, make sure that the heating pads keep the temperature constant for mushrooms.

Fourth Stage - Germination

Most important part of growing mushrooms at home is the germination stage. When the mushroom seeds you have selected begin to root, lower the temperature of the heater pad to around 15 degrees. Make sure the heater pad maintains the same temperature during this time.

Fifth Stage - Grounding

Cover the germinated seeds on the growing tray with 3-4 centimetres or 2 fingers thick quality soil. Then cover the entire tray with a damp cloth. Do not forget to leave gaps where the germinating mushrooms will come out. You should remember to spray water on twice a day to grow mushrooms.

Last Stage - Harvest

Within 2-3 weeks mushrooms begin to mature right on the soil. The only thing you need to do this moment is to wait. When the mushroom caps start to separate from their stems, they can be matured and harvested. Germination and harvest times can differ according to the type of mushroom you will grow.

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