Basics of Growing Mushrooms

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Basics of Growing Mushrooms How Do I Grow Mushrooms? To answer a question with another question, I suggest you first ask yourself which mushrooms you’d be interested in growing! As you may or may not already be aware species of cultivated mushrooms are lumped into one of two groups. On one hand we have our organic woodland cleanup crews consuming various woods & wood wastes converting lignin into energy to proliferate & ultimately (hopefully) produce mushrooms. These lignicolous fungi, we describe as lignophiles, otherwise known as wood loving mushrooms. On the other hand we have our dung loving coprophilic fungi aka coprophiles such as Agaricus sp., Psilocybe sp. & many others. Other areas of cultivation not directly related to gourmet mushrooms include medicinal use of parasitic fungi like Cordyceps sp. & fermented foods like Red Yeast Rice or Tempeh. As these are not the most commonly