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The first step is to prepare the growing medium. You need to purchase a large plastic bag without any holes in it. This is because the oysters like a moist environment and build up carbon dioxide inside. Place the larger plastic bag in a warm and moist location. Empty the water if you notice any. Place the bag in a dark, warm area. The mushroom’s growth is stimulated by the carbon dioxide.

Shiitake mushrooms

The best time to grow shiitakes is from June through October. This is the prime season for harvesting shiitakes, which have a high fruiting rate. The spawn is more receptive to temperature fluctuations than oyster mushrooms. They prefer higher humidity during their early pinning stage and tolerate a dip below 65%. A fluctuating humidity helps reduce the risk of contamination of the spawn.

Aspen oyster mushrooms

The Aspen oyster mushroom is an easy to grow species that grows in northern regions. Named for the quaking aspen tree, this mushroom is rich in protein and fibre. In addition, it contains several trace minerals such as calcium, iron, phosphorus and zinc. The fungus also contains vitamins B1, B3, B5, and B12.

Blue oyster mushrooms

Although Blue oyster mushrooms are among the easiest to grow, they do cost a bit more than other varieties. However, they do store well and should be eaten within a week. Unlike other mushrooms, they tend to grow while stored in the fridge. Harvesting them is easiest when they are about 2 inches wide, flat, and begin to turn upward. Then, they can be stored in clusters, or dried in a dehydrator.

Summer oyster mushrooms

Oyster mushrooms are easiest to grow in the summer because the soil is moist. This encourages them to double in size daily. Direct sunlight doesn’t help them grow and fruitbodies are formed when there’s indirect light. To replicate this natural growth, you should soak your substrate with water twice a week for a week. After that, you can pin your mushrooms and start the second round of outdoor harvest.

Pink oyster mushrooms

The first benefit of growing pink oysters is that they are easy to harvest after they are done fruiting. The pink oyster spawn will colonize a grow bag in nine to fourteen days, pin themselves, and start to produce mushrooms in as little as three weeks. When cultivated properly, the pink oyster mushroom has a short shelf life and is very flavorful. Growing pink oysters is an excellent way to experiment with different types of mushrooms.

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