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Do you want to learn how to grow mushrooms at home? In the third episode of our Mushroom Mini-series, Billy and I share how you can enjoy the process of growing mushrooms indoors. Our relationship as co-hosts, and more importantly, as life partners, has made this journey more delightful. We enjoy our time together as self-proclaimed “mushroom farmers,” learning and growing together. In this episode, we are grateful to welcome back Louis from North Spore who shares his mushroom expertise and beginner-friendly tips!
In this episode, we learn:
- [05:42] What is it like being a mushroom farmer?
- [06:40] Multiple harvests from the grow kits through proper moisture management
- [08:51] Debunking magic mushroom misconceptions
- [2:44] Billy and Maria’s positive experiences with Lion's mane mushroom
- [14:34] How do you grow mushrooms indoors?
- [14:44] #1 Spray & Grow Kits (The perfect beginner species!)
- [18:02] #2 Fruiting Blocks
- [19:17] Where can you get premium quality growlights?
- [21:05] Where can you find delightful wind chimes that make for a perfect gift choice?
- [22:23] #3 Martha Tents (aka North Spore’s Boom Room)
- [25:36] How do you avoid mold with a Martha tent?
- [28:18] What's the ideal humidity level on the humidistat for the fruiting blocks?
- [30:39] What comprises a fruiting block and what goes into making it?
- [32:17] How do you distinguish spawns versus spores?
- [37:13] How do you pasteurize something?
- [37:58] What would be three great beginner mushrooms to start in a grow tent?
- [40:09] Economics of mushroom cultivation
- [42:26] Can a Martha tent enable a wider range of mushroom growth compared to a mono tub?
- [43:21] #3 Mono tub
- [50:22] What are the two substrates of Nameko mushrooms?
- [54:23] Who is North Spore?
Mentioned in our conversation:
- How to Make a Martha Tent Mushroom Fruiting Chamber
- ‘BoomRoom’ Automated Mushroom Martha Tent Grow Kit
- How to Make a Monotub: The Complete Monotub Tek Guide
- Using a Spray & Grow Kit
- Fruiting Block Kits
- Spray & Grow Kits
- Monotub Kits
- Monotub Set Up & Grow Guide
- How to Grow Mushrooms in Buckets & Containers
For a list of beginner-friendly indoor mushrooms,
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