How to Grow Mushrooms From Mushroom Growing Kits
Mushroom kits have actually had a fair amount of bad press recently with many critics claiming they provide very poor value for money when you compare the yields of the mushroom kits with the specific price of the mushrooms in the shops. I find this a very unfair comparison and believe that it really is wrong to simply compare the two with the quantity of mushrooms that they produce.
You can buy mushroom growing kits for only a few different species of mushroom – you can find button mushroom grow kits and you could get oyster mushroom grow kits. Buy lsd sheet are the most common and may be purchased for the most part garden centres and usually on garden centre websites. However you may also grow other varieties from more specialist websites, allowing you to grow your own mushrooms like Shiitake, Portobello and much more. These kits usually cost around ï¿½5 to ï¿½10 and can probably provide you with around ï¿½5 worth of mushrooms (if grown in the perfect environment, and depending on variety as some mushrooms cost more then others in the shops).
I don’t understand why people moan when it costs more to get a mushroom growing kit then it does to get the mushrooms themselves. Most of the supermarket mushrooms are grown massively in bulk and so are usually grown in other countries and imported across, where it is so much cheaper for them to grow them. Then theres the point that in a kit you get a box and obtain the substrate (compost or straw) as well as a small bag of spawn. When you buy mushrooms from the shop you aren’t left over with excellent compost for the garden (mushroom compost is one of the most expensive and nutritious types of compost as the mushrooms breakdown and recycle many nutrients within the substrate). And there’s the fact that you’re growing mushrooms yourself – surely the excitement and fun factor are worth spending money on too.
In my opinion mushroom growing kits are an excellent way of growing your personal mushrooms and also if sometimes they don’t really offer amazing affordability in comparison with the shop price become familiar with so much from carrying it out yourself and will probably take great pride in growing and eating your own mushrooms. Maybe even once you’ve learned a bit more about cultivating mushrooms you could cut out the middleman and find your own substrate (straw, newspaper, manure) and buy or make your personal mushroom spawn. This is where you can get real affordability too, growing a huge selection of pounds worth of mushroom from literally a couple of pounds investm