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Coffee Grinds to Mushrooms: A How to Guide

Coffee Grinds to Mushrooms: A How to Guide
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:

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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… Part II. MUSHROOM CULTIVATION BY PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES - A guide Introduction Introduction to mushroom cultivation Step 1. ABOUT MUSHROOMS Step 2. PRODUCING PDA MEDIUM Step 4. Mushrooms, shiitake Long a symbol of longevity in Asia because of their health-promoting properties, shiitake mushrooms have been used medicinally by the Chinese for more than 6,000 years. More recently, their rich, smoky flavor has endeared them to American taste buds. These exotic hearty mushrooms can now be found in supermarket shelves across the U.S. throughout the year.

Pleurotus pulmonarius Pleurotus pulmonarius, commonly known as the Indian Oyster, Italian Oyster, Phoenix Mushroom, or the Lung Oyster, is a mushroom very similar to Pleurotus ostreatus, the pearl oyster, but with a few noticeable differences. The caps of pulmonarius are much paler and smaller than ostreatus and develops more of a stem. P. pulmonarius also prefers warmer weather than ostreatus and will appear later in the summer. Otherwise, the taste and cultivation of the two species is generally described as largely the same.[1] In North America, P. pulmonarius also closely resembles Pleurotus populinus, which is restricted to growing on aspen and cottonwood (genus Populus).[2]

Mushrooms Discarded phone books were pasteurized and used as a substrate to grow gourmet, medicinal and glow in the dark mushrooms. The books were used as bricks to build living sculptures in community gardens and music festivals that provided food for the communities they served. Originally commissioned by the Ottawa Art Gallery, the project won several grants including the Om Reunion Project Art Grant, The Ottawa Awesome Foundation Grant and The Mechatronic Award for Innovative Excellence.

Pleurotus pulmonarius - Mycology Wiki Pleurotus pulmonarius Oyster mushroom Pleurotus pulmonarius, the lung oyster mushroom, is very similar to Pleurotus ostreatus, the tree oyster, but has a few noticeable differences. The caps of pulmonarius are much paler and smaller than ostreatus and develops more of a stem. Pulmonarius also prefers warmer weather than ostreatus and will appear later in the summer. Otherwise, the taste and cultivation of the two species is generally described as largely the same.

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.

Welcome to Culture Collection The names of all media used to maintain strains at CCAP are given below, listed alphabetically under the acronyms used in the "Culture" section of the strain data. Combinations of basic media used at CCAP are given in the form JM:SE with the major component given first, and are included alphabetically in the recipe list. Biphasic media are given in the form PJ/NN with the liquid component given first (but note that f/2 and SNA/5 are not biphasic media). Click on any of the following to view its recipe. • A/LCB (Bourrelly Medium; modified) • ABM (Acidified Bold-Basal Medium with Vitamins; modified)

Locally grown Mushrooms BY USING AN EXISTING REEFER TRACTOR TRAILER OR SHIPING CONTAINER WE CAN RECYCLE AND EXPAND ITS USE BY CREATING A "FARM ON WHEELS". M.A.T. ( Myco/Agro Ambulant Trailer) M.A.C. (Myco/Agro Ambulant Container) A M.A.T. OR M.A.C. IS TO TAKE A REEFER TRAILER OR A SHIPPING CONTAINER AND MAKE IT ENVIRONMENTALLY CONTROLLED TO BE SUITABLE FOR GROWING ANY CROP DESIRED. How to Grow Shitake Mushrooms in Florida Overview Florida's moist, warm climate makes the perfect environment for growing Shiitake mushrooms. It takes a great deal of patience to wait the 6-12 months for Shiitakes to grow, but the rich flavor added by these prized mushrooms is worth it. Many Eyes IBM Many Eyes 2.0 The IBM license agreement and any applicable information on the webdownload page for IBM products refers Licensee to this file for detailsconcerning notices applicable to code included in the products listedabove ("the Program"). Notwithstanding the terms and conditions of any other agreement Licenseemay have with IBM or any of its related or affiliated entities(collectively "IBM"), the third party code identified below is subjectto the terms and conditions of the IBM license agreement for the Programand not the license terms that may be contained in the notices below.The notices are provided for informational purposes. Please note: This Notices file may identify information that is not usedby, or that was not shipped with, the Program as Licensee installed it.

Chocolate Oyster Edible Mushroom Chocolate Oyster Mushrooms, otherwise known as Italian Oyster mushrooms, are not only a delicious gourmet edible. they are extremely medicinal as well. They can reduce cholesterol, promote cardiovascular, boost the immune system, and are also prevent to be anti-tumour, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and antibiotic. In a recent study, Oyster mushrooms have shown high concentrations of vitamin D when dried upside down in the sun. They are a superfood indeed! Cultivation of this mushroom is among the most user friendly of all the mushrooms. It fruits aggressively on grain, straw, wood, coffee, and almost any substrate you might spawn to.