Growing mushrooms at home is fun & easy! Here’s a quick guide to getting started the easy way…
You may not think of mushrooms when you think of gardening, but in fact, mushrooms can be one of the easiest crops to grow at home! Plus, they’re very expensive to buy, so growing mushrooms at home can save you a bundle over time – especially if you love mushrooms like I do! These little fungi are fun and simple to grow, and there are a number of easy varieties to try.
Health-wise, mushrooms are very nutritious and full of minerals and other good health-boosting properties. (Some are even used to fight cancer.) They are delicious and versatile in the kitchen, and also make a great substitute for meat for those who are vegan or vegetarian (try this mushroom broth as an alternative to bone broth or meat-based broths in soups and stews).
Growing mushrooms is a fun little project that doesn’t need to take a lot of time or attention – and in some cases, you may be picking your own fresh mushrooms in just a couple of weeks!
Mushrooms may be grown either indoors or outdoors, and you can buy prepared mushroom growing kits, or grow them yourself in a wide variety of growing mediums including leaf mulch, old logs, straw, sawdust, coffee grounds, and more.
Be sure when sourcing your mushroom kits or spawn that you use a reputable source, and always sterilize all of your growing containers and medium to avoid harmful bacteria, which can sometimes grow on mushrooms if grown in unsanitary conditions.
This quick video demonstrates setting up and using two different mushroom growing kits for fast and easy harvests. Check it out, and for more guidance with getting started growing your own mushrooms, see the helpful resource below the video.