Which Oyster Mushroom Should I Chose to Cultivate and Other Useful Facts

Oyster mushrooms, scientifically known as Pleurotus spp. are delicious, full of flavor and considered a medicinal food. There are so many awesome varieties, and they all have a difference in taste, smell and consistency. There are around 202 edible species within the pleurotus family, with Pearl oysters being the most common in North America. Having … Read more

Log Mushroom Cultivation Troubleshooting Guide

20 Most Commonly Asked Questions About Cultivating Mushrooms on Logs Growing mushrooms on logs is very rewarding. What’s better than having home grown mushrooms in your yard? They can’t get any fresher than that. However, growing mushrooms can come with its own subset of problems. Check out this troubleshooting write up about the most common … Read more

King Oyster Fruiting Kit – An experience by a beginner grower Ashley Rabe

I was introduced to the world of fungi by a forest-loving adventurer I dated 8 years ago. Being a forest-loving wanderer myself, more drawn to the quiet realm of thought, I was quickly enamored by the foraging process of searching, looking for clues, treasure hunting. My knowledge of identification quickly surpassed that of my ex, … Read more

Growing the Giant Milky – Calocybe indica

Growing Calocybe indica, the Giant Milky The Giant Milky (Calocybe indica) is a beautiful, edible mushroom from tropical climates grown in India, Vietnam and equatorial regions year-round. This gourmet and medicinal species can be grown in temperate climates for a few months out of the year either outdoors or in greenhouses to extend the warm … Read more

How to Grow Paddy Straw Mushrooms – Volvariella volvacea

A Great Tasting and Prized Edible Paddy straw mushroom is a native species to East Asia, and it is very popular in Asian cuisine. It is a truly a tropical mushroom, and perfect for intense summer heat. You can grow it seasonally if you have a few weeks or months when nothing else will grow!  … Read more

King Stropharia, The Garden Giant

How to Grow the Wine Cap Mushroom Stropharia rugoso-annulata King stropharia, or the wine cap mushroom takes its name from the rich wine like coloring of the cap in its younger button state. As it gets larger, it can lighten in cap color becoming a golden yellowish brown with age. The gills are a pale … Read more

What should I grow my mushrooms on?

What Does it Grow On and When Do I Plant It? Spring is here and the season of new growth is upon us! Many of you have asked about which mushrooms prefer what wood and when they fruit. Lucky for you we have a beautifully laid out page just for this! Our ZONE FRUITING MAP … Read more