A mushroom garden is the perfect addition to any land and it is a great way to have a lot of your own fresh mushrooms at home
A mushroom garden can created in a number of ways. Today I am sharing some tips for doing your own mushroom gardening, both inside and outside.
If you are already a vegetable, fruit, or herb gardener, then a mushroom garden might be an ideal addition to your the land you already have being worked. If you have always wanted to garden at home but have a lot of shady areas that stop plants from getting enough light, then mushrooms might be your best option.
What to use in an outdoor mushroom garden
In the northeast, shiitakes, oysters, and wine cap mushrooms grow well. I recommend using logs or totems to grow shiitakes and oysters, and wine caps are great to grow among wood chips.
If you already have a vegetable garden, then you can fill in the walkable pathways with wood chips that you inoculate with wine cap mycelium. If you already have the wood chips in place, then you can use sawdust spawn for the inoculation.
While growing mushrooms outside it’s important to remember that mushrooms like moisture. Trying to grow mushrooms in areas of a lot of sun will lead to failed attempts. However, you may be able to grow mushrooms within your garden if the mushrooms would be shaded by the growing plants. Otherwise, as mentioned above, using the walkable paths is a good way to start.
Building a mushroom garden with inoculated logs
You’re in luck if your yard has a lot of shade because you can still grow a mushroom garden with the help of log cultivation practices.
To begin, you will need your logs and sawdust or plug spawn. You can read all about the process of inoculating logs in this article from our website.
As the article mentions, it is important to use fresh relatively-fresh logs for inoculation. Old logs may already have its own fungus growing within it, making it harder for the cultivation of our mycelium.
Once the mushroom logs are inoculated, they will be stored in a shaded area, preferably one that will resemble a natural setting. It is ideal when it is close to a watering source so they can be kept properly moist.
Creating a mushroom garden inside, all year long
You can work on your inside mushroom gardening at any time, even when you’re looking outside and seeing snow covering the ground.
Our mushroom growing kits allow you to produce pounds of mushrooms through multiple flushes, all from the comfort of your own home or office.
The process is simple. You start by ordering your mushroom growing kit from us. We have a variety of delicious gourmet mushrooms to try, including:
- Pink oyster mushroom
- Blue oyster mushroom
- Yellow oyster mushroom
- Shiitake mushroom
- Chestnut mushroom
- Lion’s mane mushroom
Once your kit arrives, place it in the area you want your indoor mushroom garden. Cut the bag open with an “X” so the mushrooms have an area to grow from. Mist the grow kit a couple times daily so it does not dry out. Keep doing this until the mushrooms begin to pin. You will be able to harvest once they get big enough.
Be sure to try your skill at mushroom gardening both indoors and out. I’m sure you’ll love it either way.