Tips To Grow Mushrooms From Plug Spawn

The additional day while rambling through the area garden and house show, I came across a little booth hidden away in a space where a kind looking gentleman was selling mushroom plug spawn. Intrigued, I stopped to chat and quickly decided that, as I’d absolutely no idea at all how you can grow mushrooms, it looked a charming hobby that, I was sure, actually was extremely simple and also took absolutely no time at all.

That’s exactly how I concerned buy a 100 plug bag of mushroom spawn. Until that moment, I’d never actually considered how mushrooms grow. Something about caves plus dark was all I knew. Effectively, it seems that, of course, the kind of mushroom cubensis spores you would like to develop will establish the choice of yours of spawn. Besides plug spawn, it seems mushrooms will be grown in an assortment of methods. Because I needed to produce lion’s mane, I bought the bag of lion’s mane plug spawn from the kindly gent.

So why lion’s mane? This mushroom is difficult to find commercially, though it’s delicious with a taste extremely similar to lobster. As it expands, it forms white, frothy bubbles which are like pom poms. This seemed the one for me.

As told, I had taken the clear plastic container with the hundred plugs and left it in a dark closet for 2 days. The plugs are too small wooden dowels inoculated with the spawn. Sure enough, by the tail end of the 2 days, the plugs were now covered in mycelium which could ultimately develop into older mushrooms. I felt strangely elated, although the plugs had done all of the effort.

In the meantime, again following exact directions, I’d selected a three foot log of Douglas fir and allowed it to age for the 2 days. Sometimes, mushroom growers are able to utilize a stump, but, as I was from stumps, I’d selected a medium sized log and allow it to dry out somewhat. The concept was that by aging it, virtually any parasitic components will have died and brand new ones wouldn’t have had some time to colonize the log. It was a moderately healthy environment for the plugs.