Mushroom growing for dummies...

forestexplorerJune 4, 2011

I was wondering if it is possible to grow some mushrooms in the ground and how to go about doing that. I have an area under my stairs that is far too shady and moist for plants to grow in. Is there any sort of mushroom you would recommend that i could grow down there? Is it possible to have a kind of mushroom garden with different varieties or is this all some strange fantasy?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
candogal(5b)

I just ordered some plugs (to put in logs) from Fungi Perfecti. They have a website that has lots of information to read. They do have materials to put into a garden bed like you're describing, and as I recall, there are lots of varities (including lots I'd never heard of) you can get that way. I'm not sure how it works to have different varities in the same bed. At Fungi Perfecti, they do sell a book (though it's cheaper at Amazon) on growing mushrooms.

I looked into it because although I love gardening, a huge chunk of my acre property is woods. I can't enlarge my veggie garden, and we love mushrooms. So why not grow some? With the woods, the logs are no problem. Actually, the power company just trimmed out front this spring, so I have all kinds of logs to choose from. I'm hoping it works.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2011 at 10:18PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Best micro-ferns/mosses for a SMALL closed plant terrarium
Hi, I am new to this but excited to learn more. I was...
momo034
Deer Ferns have turned "Brown"
I have 2 deer ferns in containers on my shaded deck....
gardenbug
selling moss
I have been picking moss for a well sized moss distributor...
trista28
Volunteer ID
I had this volunteer in a pot and I'd like to put it...
biinaboo
Unknown Fern ID
I had this fern sprout in a pot with another plant....
foxd
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™