This will chronicle the beginning of my mushroom hobby, and I hope to get good comments as I move along. I'm not very far along, and I've been getting a lot of ideas from this board.
I live in the deep woods; before moving here I was a part-time-gardner at different times, but that hobby stopped as there is no light here for the tree cannopy. We cannot grow grass for the shade from the trees. But, we have an unfinished basement, and having gotten interested in Mushrooms I decided that was the way to 'garden'. Goal: Grow Lions Main and other mushrooms in my basement 'garden'. Now, I've never known hobby gardening to be an economical endeavor, but eating your own produce is fun....
So, I started by purchasing an 'ecosystem' from Mid West Grow Kits and three Syringes from mushrooms.com -
- King Oyster Mushroom Culture Syringe
- Lion's Mane Mushroom Culture Syringe
- Pioppino Mushroom Culture Syringe
And a big callout to 'catsandbats' who sent me a syringe of an oyster culture he made from the woods - catsandbats has given support and offered advice selflessly.
So, here is a pic of the Inoculated grain bags from my kit - I used each syringe to inoculate two grain bags ( about 5 cc per bag )
- You will see the remains of a previous attempt to grow oysters and lions main that completely failed below the bags - my very first try.
Edited by LukeB, 29 June 2019 - 11:53 PM.