I'm experimenting with growing black oyster mushrooms, and shiitake mushrooms this summer in plastic boxes to keep the house fungus free. how big of containers would you recommend keeping to grow enough mushrooms for a family of 3?

  • But you know that the mushroom cultures won’t be an issue, health-wise whereas mold spores (also fungi) are? Am not too convinced that growing the mushrooms in sealed boxes is a good idea. – Stephie May 13 at 8:20
  • And probably just nitpicking: No matter how diligently you clean your house, it won’t be sterile. Far from it, in fact. – Stephie May 13 at 8:24
  • the mushrooms will take down the house over time and my parents own the house, and i want the mushrooms to be edible not poisonous after opening them up. – black thumb May 13 at 12:05
  • Black oyster mushrooms are definitely not interested in dry and healthy wood. Even if they appear on live trees, they are feeding on already decaying material: it’s a saprophyte, not a parasite. Same for shitake. If your parents’ house has rotting wood, you have a much worse problem to worry about that the unlikely case of a mushroom spore rooting (unlikely anyway, because they don’t use all wood indiscriminately). – Stephie May 14 at 17:52

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