Uncomplicated yet Effective Ways to Grow Different Types of Edible Mushrooms

morel mushroom

It seems too simple to grow different kinds of mushrooms indoor without any hassle. The major types of mushrooms one can easily get from their home’s garden are shiitake mushrooms, oyster mushrooms, and Lion’s mane and morel mushrooms. However, the other type that can’t be grown indoor is Mycorrhizal Mushrooms. The Chanterelle and truffle are included in the category of Mycorrhizal mushrooms. Kits to produce mushrooms are readily available in the markets.

The sterilized growing medium is used to grow mushrooms (shiitake, oyster, morel and white button) that contain mushroom fungus. Another way is to buy mushroom spawn for inoculation process or blend the growing medium (which is referred to as substrate). You can use soil compost mixture, manure, and straw button mushrooms indoors. This is not a rocket science to understand. Anyone can learn the process of having personally-grown mushrooms in the home’s backyard or garden.


Types of Edible Mushrooms to Grow at Home

Growing mushrooms at home are not possible once you miss any of the required tools. The suggested types of edible mushrooms best to grow at home are shared below:

  • Shiitake mushroom
  • Oyster mushroom
  • Lion’s mane.
  • Portabello
  • Crimini
  • White button mushrooms.

Some important things you may require growing mushrooms are the large bucket of peat moss or top soil. Sieve, Spray bottle, Germination mat, Wooden try. One pint or two cups of dry flake button mushrooms spawn, large pieces of burlap, 2 pounds of gypsum, Pitchfork, the Half yard of fresh manure, large plastic tubs and Bale of straw.

Simple Ways to Grow Various Kinds of Edible Mushrooms

Use Large Tubs to Soak Straw

For the whole day, you will have to dip straw to big tubs. Add the same amount of water-soaked straw by pouring water into the manure pile until it is saturated to the runoff point. As you turn it, try to mix the manure and straw together by using the pitchfork. Don’t forget to sprinkle gypsum on it. Use burlap to cover the pile. You can’t cut the stems or leaves of small plants. This will result in damaging the whole plant. Try to leave them the way these are in their places. Shiitake is the tastier edible mushroom you need to grow before any other option. Learn How to Grow Shiitake Mushrooms.

Shiitake mushrooms

Change the Placement of Materials

The mushroom spawn can be ruined if you avoid using manure that contains medicine. So, buy the fertilizer that we mixed with insects killing products (for growing all types of edible mushrooms). If you are thinking to grow mushrooms in the monsoon, then stop doing this straight away. Water in excess can quickly damage the plant. It can become nothing to do with. Spread the compost by turning the pile post one week. You are also required to place the bottom’s material on top and top’s material in the bottom. The areas that are white or dry will need water. Give them water in a certain quantity.

Take Care of Sufficient Amount of Ventilation and Sun Exposure

Always grow the particular type of mushrooms that can be produced in the home garden. Never make a try to go for other choices. The plants of mushrooms neither survive under direct sunlight nor stay with 0% sun’s exposure. Therefore, choose a location where the plants can get a little exposure to the sun only in the morning. Ventilated with windows or a fan, Place trays in a cool area away from direct exposure to sunlight. Flatten the compost into trays by using the piece of wood or brick by filling plates with finished inoculated compost (that you have to leave for at least a day). Now, it’s upon you either to remove or to add more soil to the tray.

Adjust the Temperature through Germination

In the few initial weeks, you will have to use the spray bottle to water the plants. Any pesticides repellent is not allowed to use in the beginning weeks after growing mushrooms. Try to go for alternate options instead. During the first two weeks, try to maintain a compost temperature of 65 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit. This process is done with the use of germination. Try to use spray bottles two times per day by misting the compost.

Use of Filter New Soil or Peat Moss (ideal for growing oyster and morel mushrooms)

Use the absolute quantity of water. It is better to use less amount rather than filling up the soil by adding a lot of water. Use the corner’s area of your garden to grow mushrooms. This is the perfect place to keep them protected (as plants of mushrooms are quite delicate to handle). Moisten the surface well with water through peat moss or filter new soil by using a sieve to remove large particles post fifteen days. The process of the casing is followed here. It is related to cover trays of compost with the one-inch layer of the moistened soil. Sprinkle with water to retain the casing layer moist until the appearance of the first mushroom by removing the germination mat to lower temperature to 55 Fahrenheit.

The Harvesting Process (for indoor shiitake, oyster, morel and white button mushrooms)

Avoid putting water on mushrooms themselves when you spray the casing with water (if it is dried). This is the time to harvest mushrooms once you find their diameter with a total of an inch. Use soil or moss to fill trays with peat for maintaining the level surface. The morel mushroom plant gives the fruit earlier than any other type. Read the Step-by-Step Guide to Grow Edible Morel Mushrooms with Tips.  Bring fresh manure from the particular sources i.e. zoos. Try to build compost on the floor of cement to stop making ways for insects.


During the process of harvesting mushrooms, some mistakes can turn into major troubles for their growth. Therefore, it is better to keep yourself aware of some important warnings and tips. If you’re serious about cooking and eating home-grown mushrooms, the best way is not to leave any stone unturned to get the perfect product in the end. Make this process simple and start with growing single type of mushroom once. After getting used to of it, you can be able to get the farm-like edible mushrooms at home with no trouble. So, which type of edible mushroom you’re going to grow now?

Author Bio: Hi! This is Ella Wilson, the founder of tinyplantation.com. Being a devotee with plants and gardens, you will find numerous things with me. I have developed enough interest regarding plants that these things do not bore me anymore; instead this has become my passion.