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Tobar
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:16 am    Post subject: mushrooms Reply with quote

Anybody every try 'sowing' Mushrooms? I've recently sown spawn in a bucket in a cool part of the house.

The process from sowing the spawn to full growth seems to be very hit and miss.

Would anybody have any advice? I am growing the Agaricus strain from a packet of Suttons Seeds.
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

depends on the compost you are growing the mushrooms in.

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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Tobar, my daughter has started mushrooms from seed as an experiment this year.There is an old cold frame on the plot and she filled part of it with horse manure,covered it with black weed membrane and set the seeds. After about 2 weeks the tiny spores are up,they look like tiny white threads. They were then covered with a thin layer of garden compost and if all goes well ,in about ten weeks they should start producing mushrooms for about 2 to 3 months. That is the theory anyway!She just followed the directions on a seed packet for them. I will post a photo and an update soon but I think the return to cold weather may slow things up a little.
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mushrooms are a fungus (non green non chlorophyll type plants) they are not easy to grow from spawn and need to "run" first before casing after which the mushrooms emerge. the best way to start is to buy some spent mushroom compost and grow them on in a glasshouse or tunnel, starting off with spawn requires a proper compost at a very definite constant compost temperature and humidity.Compared to ordinary gardening this is like a hospital laboratory operation with regard to clean environmental conditions.
best of luck
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