do mushrooms need fresh air to grow?

When the mycelium has fully colonised your grow bag/substrate, mushrooms are ready to fruit. They will need fresh Oxygen at this stage (O2). This is known as fresh air exchange (FAE) this is where CO2 is expelled and O2 is exchanged. As mushrooms grow, they produce low levels of Carbon Dioxide (CO2), in order for …


how do I start fruiting my mushrooms?

To induce fruiting and start growing your mushrooms they will need Oxygen (o2) and light. A lighting cycle of 12 hours on 12 hours off is the most common but mushrooms will tend to grow with even less light. Mushrooms do not produce chlorophyll like plants do, so they need less light. most mushrooms will …


What is pinning?

Pinning is the term used for the formation of primordia. Primordia are tiny little white dots of mycelium that appear before the mushroom fruits, also known as pins.

Can I inject the liquid culture straight into a tree or log?

Unfortunately this will not work. You would need to start by inoculating sterilised grain to make grain spawn, inoculate sterilised sawdust to make sawdust spawn or inoculating some sterilised wooden dowels to make plugs to insert into pre drilled holes in logs. This will ensure the mycelium will be strong enough to take to the …


There is green/grey fungus growing in my grow bag?

Anything other than white mycelium is most certainly contamination, somewhere during the process your bag has become contaminated, unfortunately the bag is ready for the compost heap. This is a part of mushroom growing and can be quite common if your grow room/grow area is not sterile (surfaces/air particles/pet hairs etc)

What are the easiest mushrooms to grow?

If you are just starting out on your mushroom growing adventure then we would suggest starting off with Oyster mushrooms. These are by far the easiest to grow and a great way to learn the mushroom growing process. After that you can move onto something a bit more technical like Morel or Chanterelle!

How much liquid culture do I need?

A drop of liquid culture can technically be used to inoculate grain but the more you use, the faster the colonisation time will be. 10ml of liquid culture is enough to inoculate two of our grow kits. You can also use 10ml of liquid culture per grow kit to speed up the colonisation process if …


Are some mushrooms really medicinal?

Mushrooms have been used for centuries in eastern medicine and only recently have we discovered the benefits through modern research. Some species are highly regarded as treatment for many diseases such as cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, high blood pressure, heart disease and many other ailments Only in recent years have mushrooms been studied in scientific detail. …