Growing mushrooms at home and then eating them

I grew yellow oyster mushrooms a few weeks ago, just for fun. Not very many have grown yet, which disappoints me. I was hoping that more would grow so that I could look at how weird they are. Apparently it’s normal for the first flush to be small, so perhaps the next flush will be more to my satisfaction.

  At least they tasted good. They were stir-fried with butter, marjoram and oregano, in case you’re wondering.

I grew mine from a grow-kit that I bought, which is an easy way for beginners such as myself to get started with mushroom growing. You can read my article on mushroom grow-kits if you want to learn more about how to do that.

If you’re serious about growing mushrooms on a long-term basis, then you may want to read the previous blog entry on how to build your own mycology lab and harvest your own spores. I’m not really sure how cost-effective that is, so you should ask for advice from serious mushroom growers if you are so inclined. 

Anyway, I had enough fun growing them that I’ll probably try a different species next time. Maybe enoki.  

That’s all for today, thanks for stopping by!

 D.

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