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Growing Tips

10 Reasons to get into the mushroom growing business:

1. They are in demand
2. Offer a proven niche
3. Can demand high prices for great mushrooms
4. Are great for the environment
5. They can be grown almost anywhere
6. The startup cost can be very low.
7. You can get started for less than $1,000
8. Marketing can be done cheaply and scale and grow with your new
business
9. You can use Social Media Marketing to grow fast
10. The Mushroom Growing Business rewards locally grown
suppliers.

Also, the many benefits of mushrooms profile tremendous value for your customers.

Benefits of Mushrooms:
1. Mushrooms are Healthy – Most varieties are high in vitamin D
and contain main other powerful nutrients.
2. Mushrooms are being studied for cancer research – Recent
studies have started into the possible links between mushroom
consumption and lower risks for certain cancers.
3. Mushrooms can boost other plant growth – Since mushrooms
produce carbon dioxide as they grow they are being used to boost
the growth of other plants in greenhouses around the World.
4. They offer a higher dollar value per pound than most other
vegetables that can be grown in micro-farms.
5. Are great to be grown on rack systems – Saving space and getting
the most out of your available space. Rack systems allow some
small growers to earn a substantial income from a single grow
room.

More Thoughts on Growing Mushrooms

HOW TO GROW MUSHROOMS  Anyone who has a good cellar where an even temperature can be maintained can grow mushrooms for home use, but if they are to be raised in large quantities for market, an appropriate building must be given over to their exclusive use. We have...

Mushroom Pizza Recipe

White Sauce 2 Cheese Mushroom Pizza This is an amazing cheese pizza that has a great Mushroom taste. If you have a Ooni Wood Fired Pizza Grill you can do the pre work in about 15 minutes and cook this amazing Pizza in about 2 minutes time. If you are cooking in a...

Know Your Substrate

All of these varieties of mushroom love oak sawdust that is supplemented. We recommend the soy hull supplementation for the best result. Shiitake, Lion's Mane, Oyster, Phoenix Oyster, Pioppini, Reishi, Chicken of the Woods, Maitake, Nameko. Get your own fast fruiting...

Troubleshooting Mushroom Farm Issues

TROUBLE SHOOTING “Preventing is better than solving the problems” Or a penny of prevention is better than a pound of cure. If your Mycelium fails to form. I can me the following things. Improper initiation strategy. Consult parameter of growth. Alter moisture,...

Harvesting your mushroom crop

HARVESTING Look for mature mushrooms. Mushrooms are ready to be picked 2 - 3 days after they first appear. Pick mushrooms gently by grasping stalk and pulling out slowly. Note: Mushrooms must be harvested at the most appropriate time. If too small, they cannot fetch a...

Opening your incubated mushroom bag

OPENING BAGS Clean around and inside the fruiting body house using a broom. Transfer mature spawn bags to the mushroom fruiting body house using a trolley (or prepare them for fruiting). Place bags on shelves. Open bags according to type 3.1 Oyster mushrooms- Hed...

Incubation of your grow bags

INCUBATING BAGS Clean around and inside the incubation house using a broom. Always inspect for cleanliness before entering with new spawn bags. After inoculation, transfer substrate bags to mushroom incubation house. Place bags on shelves for incubation. Incubation....

Inoculating your grow bags

INOCULATING BAGS WITH SORGHUM SEEDS Note: The inoculation room must be kept very clean and free of diseases to avoid contamination. Avoid sunshine from entering the area. Prepare materials: Alcohol lamp Sorghum coated with spawn Fire Square paper (5’’ x 5’’) Rubber...

Sterilizing your mushroom grow bags

Sterilizing Your Bags There are many ways to sterilize your bags. For small operations (new farms) using a pressure cooker can help you sterilize several small bags at one time. At this time we are considering offering grow bags, and even possibly pre-sterilized grow...

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