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Easy Guide To Mushroom Identification and Terms

2 Infographics
Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 4:55 PM

2 simple and nicely created infographics for understanding the terminology and identifications of mushrooms.

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How to Grow Wine Cap Mushrooms

A simple way to grow wine cap mushrooms
Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 5:02 PM

A wonderful article on how to grow wine cap mushrooms and add a new delicious crop to the Spring and summer garden.

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Phil Williams

How to Grow Shitake Mushrooms in Logs

DIY fungi gardens
Thursday, August 13, 2015, 6:29 PM

Over the past six years, I’ve enjoyed growing healthy fruits, vegetables, meat and eggs. One part of my diet that I’ve overlooked is fungi. Until now, I hadn’t thought of the benefits of including mushrooms as a regular part of my diet. Mushrooms are high in protein, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. On the negative side, fresh and dried mushrooms, like Shitakes are expensive. We as gardeners can get around that by growing our own. » Read more

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How to Grow Mushrooms in Your Garden Path

A good use of space for maximum benefit
Monday, April 20, 2015, 9:25 AM

A wonderful use of mushroom spore inoculated wood chips in a garden path to add to your food forest designs.

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Photo by Stacy Newgent

Growing Mushrooms at Home

The PF Tek Method
Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 2:13 PM

An interesting technique to growing mushrooms at home (Shiitake and Oyster) using the PF Tek method that is great for beginners.  Article adapted from the book: The Essential Guide to Cultivating Mushrooms by Stephen Russell.

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Growing Mushrooms in a Laundry Basket

Simple setup to get started with
Monday, September 17, 2012, 9:31 PM

Nice way to set up and start growing mushrooms at home.

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Upcycling Inspiration

Turning used coffee grounds into mushrooms
Wednesday, September 5, 2012, 12:10 PM

A great story of how 2 entrepreneurs turned a waste product into a sustainable business model and started producing the mushroom-kit systems seen all across the country. I think it is time to get some mushrooms growing! » Read more