How do I grow Mushrooms?
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Oyster mushrooms can be grown inside your house on cellulose, like newspaper, out of plastic bags. They can also be grown on stove wood pellets put in plastic bags, once cleaned with hydrogen peroxide, and inoculated. I think it takes about a month for them to grow. They're delicious.
Shiitake mushrooms can be grown (takes a year) on hardwood outside. Small holes are drilled, and pegs with spawn are pounded in, inoculating the wood. The wood must be kept moist. Shiitakes are supposed to be very good for your health.
Has anyone tried growing mushrooms? if you have, what variety and was it difficult to do?
I got a kit from a seed retailer for DIY Portobello Mushrooms. Super easy, and super-fun! In the winter months, usually January or so, the retailers will mail out your kit, with easy instructions, and if you follow them correctly, in just a few short weeks, you are rewarded with awesome, home-grown mushrooms. They are very tasty, too. Amazing difference between home-grown and store-bought.