Understanding How to Grow Mushrooms: The Basics

Anyone who wants to learn how to grow mushrooms will find that this can be a very time-consuming process. Fortunately, growing mushrooms at home, indoors, or outdoors is relatively easy and convenient for most commercially available fungi and you can purchase mushrooms online from Canada.

Growing mushrooms is done in successive steps and is much more complicated than growing a typical crop. The fungus is made of mycelium, the vegetative part of the fungus, and is usually white, but the color can vary depending on the species. 

As a mushroom grower, you need to learn how to cultivate mycelium plants effectively, and there are many dangers to it. The main obstacle for most people is the contamination of their fungal cultures with competing fungi. The most common contamination is mold, but there are some others, such as bacteria and mold.

Mycelium is derived from fungal spores and grows on the inoculated substrate until the substrate is fully infected by the fungus chosen by the cultivator. To reduce the risk of an infection that will stop your attempts to cultivate the fungus, a farmer should strive to use the correct sterile (aseptic) technique.

Getting Started Growing mushrooms requires a clear game plan, and this can be difficult to formulate at first because new farmers introduce a large amount of new information. We hope the information in this manual will help you if needed.