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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:51 pm 
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made a bench for a mushroom farm


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twitch71 wrote:
made a bench for a mushroom farm


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 Post subject: Re: growing mushrooms
PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:30 pm 
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hey twitch71
to start with i looked at your bench & thought it would be great for a brooder box to sit on. :biggrin:
mushrooms are great; they grow pretty fast too i have heard.
have you gotten the seeds(if that is right) maybe spores yet?

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 Post subject: Re: growing mushrooms
PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:16 pm 
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i thought i would wait until i come back from doing my epilepsy test i am hoping to have an op, to contol my fits after 42 years they cart contol them with tablets,


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 Post subject: Re: growing mushrooms
PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 4:19 pm 
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I know an old guy who buys mushroom compost from a local farm, he uses that and is quite successful.


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 Post subject: Re: growing mushrooms
PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:56 am 
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That looks great twitch71. Makes me want to grow mushrooms.

Where are you going to buy the mushroom spores/seeds from?

Can you do some more photos when you get your mushrooms growing? It'll be interesting to see how it goes.


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 Post subject: Re: growing mushrooms
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:15 pm 
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I bought mushroom compost from a well known hardwear store but they did nothing so i would be very picky in future about what i buy, maybe get something from a garden plece would be best, but the bench looks like a good way to go. it make a good nesting box as well, but you would have to put a shelf in the front so the eggs don't roll out. Thelma


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 Post subject: Re: growing mushrooms
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 1:42 pm 
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You grow mushrooms from propagating mycelium. :-D
If you buy compost, it is just that, compost, organic matter that you feed to worms or put in your garden.
It is composted ( a natural cooking process to kill seeds etc) so that there is no seeds or live material in it.
If you want mushrooms you need to get the bags of product that is sold directly from the mushroom farms before it gets composted.
Just put it in your garage and keep it moist it will yield for months if you keep it moist but not too wet to go mouldy.
There is plenty of info on the net re mycelium.

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 Post subject: Re: growing mushrooms
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 2:26 pm 
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hey lucky 992 is there anywhere like a nursery in town that sells the mycelium?

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 Post subject: Re: growing mushrooms
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We get ours from the mushroom farm itself. We are happy to eat the readily available type.
We are in tas so don't know any place in your area. sorry
If you want to get into fancy types I would suggest you do a search.
Mycelium propagation takes a bit to get your head around. Actually its a bit like incubation, temperatures and humidities but on top of that you have mediums to grow it in eg sawdust or grain and keeping things sterile.
Permaculture people are often into mushrooms. There are some good web sites.
The easiest way is to find the people that supply the mushroom straw from the growing facility to the people that sell the compost.
Maybe just ask the people that advertise the compost. If you tell them that you just want a few mushrooms and not go into opposition to them they may tell you?

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 Post subject: Re: growing mushrooms
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Mushroom compost is just what's left once the mushies are finished. Sometimes you can get a last couple of crops from them, sometimes not. Their purpose is not the mushrooms but the compost :)

You can buy mushroom kits really easily these days - about $30 for a box of ordinary mushrooms, $40 for swiss browns, and even logs for shiitake now.

You do have to keep them moist and relatively cool, and check them daily. They don't deal with neglect.


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 Post subject: Re: growing mushrooms
PostPosted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:26 pm 
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infoaddict wrote:
Mushroom compost is just what's left once the mushies are finished. Sometimes you can get a last couple of crops from them, sometimes not. Their purpose is not the mushrooms but the compost


The old fella i know does this, he gets it from a local mushroom farm for free and gets a decent harvest, considering it has been used.
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