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Growing mushrooms in a laundry basket

Growing mushrooms in a laundry basket
Thought you might like to see a great way to grow mushrooms outdoors if you have a shady place that gets watered regularly… This technique also works indoors, but the laundry basket is usually bagged or boxed until the straw is completely colonised with mycelium. This technique has both upsides and downsides, but most importantly, it’s easy, and gets people growing mushrooms! Huzzah… Zodd’s oyster mushrooms VelaCreations’ colonised straw Fungifield’s golden oysters VelaCreations’ basket, bagged and ready to fruit VelaCreations’ fruiting oyster mushrooms Grow your own’s oyster mushrooms – delish! At Milkwood Farm, we’ve opted to grow our oyster mushrooms in double buckets. However, many home mushroom propagators use the laundry basket technique, and it illustrates yet another way oyster mushrooms can be grown inside, outside and upside down, once you have the basic knowledge, skills, tools and of course mycelium… mmm mushrooms. >> More posts about mushrooms at Milkwood Farm

Potager : quand semer et planter région par région, selon le climat Le climat montagnard concerne les Alpes, le Massif Central et les Pyrénées. Les hivers sont rudes et l'altitude joue directement sur les températures (environ -1°C/100m). Retrouver tous les travaux à effectuer au jardin dans ces régions en : janvier, février, mars, avril, mai, juin, juillet, aout, septembre, octobre, novembre, décembre.

Growing Pearl Oyster Mushrooms in bags Behold, for we have home-grown pearl oyster mushrooms, and you can too. The process of growing them from scratch is not that tricky once you know how, and results in a luscious harvest of fresh oyster mushrooms. First of all, you need good spawn. For this session, our Mushroom Cultivation educator Will Borowski used a block of grain spawn that he’d grown at home, but you can buy a block of spawn if you’re not quite up to speed on that step. Will Borowski empties a bag of grain spawn into a tub of freshly sterilized straw Fully colonized grain spawn on straw, ready to mix Will mixes it all in with freshly washed hands Students start filling the bags Hooray! Finished mushroom bag, languishing amongst other student resources So there you have it. For these bags we used the off-the-shelf bag necks that you can get from mushroom suppliers, but you could cut down plastic bottle necks to do the same job. Bag neck with foam inserted to prevent contamination while the straw gets its oysters on.

Coffee Grinds to Mushrooms: A How to Guide | LunarHarvest Yup. I’m not pulling your leg and I’m not kidding you around; oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) are a species of fungus that can digest coffee grinds, including the filters that they are often discarded with, and produce reliable crops of mushrooms. I was skeptical at first but after doing what seemed to be no more than a month casually searching through online do-it-yourself blogs and investigating companies which distribute mushroom kits and spawn (such as The Mushroom Patch) I had the confidence to give it a shot. I was rewarded with not only beautiful and tasty oyster mushrooms but an acquired set of skills that I can now use to develop further cultivating techniques for this sadly underappreciated crop. Approximately one month after mixing together the coffee grinds and mycelium together, the oyster mushrooms are well into their first flush. But why would you want to grow your own mushrooms? Step 1. Chances are, there is a coffee shop near where you live. Like this:

Places Birds Sleep © Alfred Jansen + Martin Langhorst Protecting birds is a worthwhile cause for many reasons, but it doesn't hurt to remember the many ways they benefit humans. Birds keep insect populations under control, spread seeds, pollinate plants and in cities, they even help keep things clean by eating dropped food or picking up pieces of trash to use in their nests. As cities upgrade old buildings, many of the holes, cracks and other nooks and crannies birds have used as shelter are sealed up, which reduces potential nesting spots. Since we're pretty much to blame for destroying their homes, we can help out by putting up bird houses to keep our bug-eating buddies flying around. Here are a bunch from the TreeHugger archive. Birdhouses for Multiple Birds Urban birds need places to nest and thankfully a number of artists have found beautiful and creative ways to address this problem. Andreu Carulla's NeighBirdHood Andreu Carulla's NeighBirds is a clever take on the birdhouse. © Andreu Carulla © Nendo

Growing Shiitake Mushrooms on Sawdust Spawn We’re getting very excited about growing delicious culinary mushrooms at Milkwood. Ever since we ran our first mushroom cultivation course in January, they’re springing up all over the place. One of the easiest and cheapest ways to grow them is on sawdust spawn that you can make yourself… Adam and Will mixing sawdust with straw to make substrate Straw and sawdust all mixed together, now all ready to bag up Students fill the mushroom bags with the substrate mix Bag packing and sealing time… All packaged up and ready to sterilise Easy substrate sterilization technique #1 – 44 gallon drum with boiling water beneath bags – steam technique Easy substrate sterilization technique #2 – the good ol’ pressure cooker (much quicker, good for small batches) Loading up the pressure cooker. One week later… mycelium running… Ta da! The next course we’ll be running on mushroom cultivation is in Sydney in May. Hopefully we can get a Sydney home mushroom growers club started! We run Mushroom Cultivation courses!

Getting Started with Mushroom Cultivation by Terri Marie Beauséjour Copyright 1999, all rights reserved. This article first appeared in Mushroom: the Journal of Wild Mushrooming. Subscriptions are $25 for four quarterly issues from Mushroom the Journal, 1511 E. 54th St. Chicago, IL 60615. The Wisdom of Simplicity If you have been intrigued by the prospect of growing your own mushrooms, perhaps after a bit of research you became daunted by the complexity and potential expense of "sterile techniques," "clean rooms," "laminar flow hoods" and "agar media." Or perhaps you are the more adventurous type. As chairman of the Cultivation Committee for the Mycological Society of San Francisco (MSSF), I have talked with many aspiring cultivators, and those are two of the most common roadblocks preventing progress in mushroom cultivation. Recognizing the need to help overcome these challenges, the MSSF cultivation committee has periodically offered classes and workshops on how to grow mushrooms. Goals and Objectives The objectives are: Voila!

Masanobu Fukuoka - Reverdir le desert Masanobu Fukuoka est un autre de ces pionniers de l'agriculture "du long terme" (sustainable) qui se sont rendus à là 2ème conférence internationale de PermaCulture.. Nous nous sommes entretenus avec lui alors qu'il visitait la "Abundant Life Seed Foundation" de Port Townsend à Washington, quelques jours avant qu'il ne présente sa conférence. Il aime dire de lui qu'il n'a aucune connaissance hormis celle contenue dans ses livres, dont La révolution d'un seul brin de paille (Chez Trédaniel - Editions de la Maisnie, 1983) et The Natural Way of Farming, démontrant ainsi qu'il ne manque pas de sagesse.. Sa méthode d'agriculture ne nécessite pas de labour, pas de fertilisants ni de pesticides, pas de désherbage ni d'élagage ainsi que très peu de travail! Il accomplit tout cela (y compris des rendements élevés) grâce à une extrème précaution dans la détermination de la période de semis tout comme dans le choix des combinaisons de plantes (polyculture).

Mushrooms - Fresh & Cultivated Alexis Williams wwff Aug 22 I will be selling Phone book kits at the Stitsville Organic Farmers Market on Thursday between 3:30 and 6:30. Aug 15 After a week in montreal I found all sorts of mushrooms growing on my reject phone book stack. Aug 7 Strathcona was a sunny success. My mom explaining how the phone book kits work at Art in Strathcona Park. Aug 5 I smashed open some jars that had begun fruiting in an attempt to make a tasteful display for Art in Strathcona Park this Saturday. Aug 4 My knuckles are raw from knocking up jars and my fingers are bleeding from smashing jars to liberate the fruiting grain spawn within. July 26 ORP mycoremediation update: News today that the mycelium we transfered to straw in an area contaminated with oil from farming machinery is growing happily! July 25 Herbfest was wonderful! July 19 I found some grey oysters sneeking out of a phone book bag today. I like them more than I thought I would. July 14 I met Claire, the representative of the Centertown Community Garden today. July 13 July 6

Savoir revivre (Jacques Massacrier) Growing Mushrooms Whilst most of the world’s mushroom supply comes from commercial mushroom farms, growing mushrooms is not as simple as many people believe. In fact, mushroom growing is one of the most technologically advanced and sophisticated agricultural industries in the world. Commercial mushroom production costs are high and require extensive capital investment. Whether you grow on small scale as a hobby; or on a larger scale, modern mushroom production is highly mechanized, requiring detailed knowledge and a high level of management skill and commitment for success. This commitment is required from the start all the way through to cropping and marketing. In South Africa the white button and brown mushrooms are mainly grown, both of these belonging to the genus Agaricus. Less than 5% of the mushroom market is taken up by so called exotic mushrooms, including Pleurotus spp (Oyster mushrooms) and Lentinula spp (Shiitake). The basic process of growing Agaricus Mushrooms is set out below Ingredients 2.

Oysters and phonebooks (fungi forum at permies) My background with growing mushrooms started out with doing everything sterile. I have been working bit by bit each year to try to reduce all the sterile measures I use and for this oyster mushrooms are great because they're so vigorous. This phone book I originally soaked in a weak solution of bleach water. The stem butt cultures involve no sterile technique whatsoever. I do continue to add materials which are not sterilized to these cultures. As for maintaining humidity it shouldn't be a concern while the cultures are in bags and have adequate water.

Growing Your Own: Beginners and Balcony Gardeners Permaculture Forums, Permaculture Courses, Permaculture Information & News Here are a few useful tips to growing your own fresh organic food when you are low on space, time and gardening know-how. If you love the idea of a food forest but are seriously lacking in space and knowledge, you might consider starting out with a few pots of green leafy vegetables and herbs. Fresh organic greens and herbs are not only nutritious and delicious but often decline rapidly in quality as soon as they are picked. These are all excellent reasons to devote them a little spot of soil at home! Below are some tips and plant recommendations from a gardening novice. When you buy leeks or green onions (the latter is also known as shallots and spring onions) from the market, cut off the root end leaving a few centimetres for good measure and plant in the ground or in a pot. Acquire some beets, plop them in the soil and you could be eating their nutritious leaves for months. Plant some Malabar spinach.

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