Growing mushrooms in a laundry basket

Thought you might like to see a great way to grow mushrooms outdoors if you have a shady place that gets watered regularly.

This technique also works indoors, but the laundry basket is usually bagged or boxed until the straw is completely colonised with mycelium. This technique has both upsides and downsides, but most importantly, it’s easy, and gets people growing mushrooms!

Oyster mushrooms

Colonised straw

Golden oysters

Fruiting oyster mushrooms

One of best options for growing your oyster mushrooms is in double buckets. This technique will alleviate the need to bag or box the inner bucket to maintain humidity and isolate the substrate (because that’s the outer bucket’s job), and also to ensure that the plastic that the mycelium is in is food grade.

Many home mushroom propagators use the laundry basket technique, and it illustrates yet another way oyster mushrooms can be grown inside, outside and upside down, once you have the basic knowledge, skills, tools and of course mycelium. Source.

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