Questions tagged [mushrooms]

Mushrooms are the fleshy fruiting bodies of a fungus, which bear spores for reproduction. Includes mushrooms with a stem and cap as well as any fruiting body, such as truffles or jelly fungus.

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Is rubbing alcohol poisonous to shiitake mushrooms?

Within 24 hours my shiitake log got covered with a lot of green mold from a manufacturer, and feel I should douse the log with alcohol to try to save it. would this be a good idea?
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How can I grow mushrooms in my houseplant pots

I like fungi and find mushrooms aesthetically pleasing. I grow two jalapeno pepper plants in some large pots and would like to also grow some mushrooms in the same pots for decoration. I don't really ...
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How can I get my mushroom kit to finally fruit?

I've never grown mushrooms before, but I bought a Herbal Since Ling mushroom kit 6 weeks ago. It consist of a plastic miniature greenhouse and a substrate block. The substrate block was covered all ...
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is it a good idea to throw part of a mushroom in the bottom of every plant hole?

As a hobby mycologist I get a lot of mushrooms in my yard, and I was wondering if it's a bad idea to throw part of a mycorrhizal fungi in the bottom of every hole that I drop a plant into so it can ...
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How do I propagate chaga?

I found some chaga today growing on a birch tree, and want to propagate it at home. How do I propagate chaga on a birch tree?
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Fungus gnats and mushrooms in a Walmart strawberry plant

Two weeks I bought a $10 everbearing strawberry plant from Walmart. It looked the most alive out of all the Walmart options. I immediately repotted it into a larger pot that stays out on my balcony. I ...
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Oyster Mushroom Splits: What do they mean?

I recently started a brown oyster mushroom grow kit. It came with a plastic sleeve for keeping moisture in until pinheads form. After a large mushroom emerged, I removed the sleeve. This morning, I ...
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Brown mold on my reishi grow?

I'm growing a monotub of reishi. The tub is well colonised but it looks like there's a couple square inches where the reishi myc isn't growing and I noticed a small patch of brown eaten into the ...
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Do Chicken of the woods rubbings on trees work for propagation?

I've heard that it's very hard to propagate COW, and was wondering if rubbing the tree with past prime parts of COW would help propagate them. Think similar to bear tree slashing.
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What will fungi do in an aerobic environment?

This winter I'm considering adding another foot to my wine cap bed so it has a nice thermal environment all winter. That would make it under 2' (wood chip dimensions of 10'x100'x2') of wood chips/...
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What edible mushrooms will grow on huckleberry logs?

I was given some huckleberry wood by a friend, and was wondering what mushrooms I can grow on it.
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How long does it take for King Stropharia to colonize cardboard?

I recently put in a cardboard bed of King Stropharia, and was wondering what growth rates I'm looking at to get successful colonization to rip it apart, and get more material going. I love ...
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Is it normal to mushrooms caps to dry over a day?

Yesterday I was watering one small succulent plant I take care I noticed three Mushroom caps growing next to it. I took a photo and let them be. Today I woke up excitedly to check on them and found ...
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Oyster mushrooms, inoculate log in summer, or wait for autumn?

I recently got some big logs, lime/linden. I have oyster mushroom dowels, but it's summer in the UK and the logs are going to be drying out. Should I wait for autumn and cool damp weather, or will ...
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Champignon growing: from Recovery stage to shock, what to look for in covering peat?

Have very specific question for champignon growers When is the right moment to switch between stages, specifically from Recovery to shock. This is one of the vital points in growing and I would like ...
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Making a mushroom log - lion's mane

I got some lime/linden logs, and I have some lion's mane dowels I made myself. Any tips for a successful grow here such as number of dowels, depth of hole, moisture etc ? One thing I've done is to ...
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Very heavy smell while growing oyster mushrooms

I started growing oyster mushrooms. A really small batch really. One bucket with almost 3 gallons of substrate and spawn. I bought my spawn online and stored it in the fridge, sealed in its container. ...
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What mushroom inoculation method works better?

I've heard about both cardboard, under the plant, and direct seeding inoculation methods for growing wine caps in the soil. Does one method work better than the other? If so which one works better?
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How big of a container will I want to grow mushrooms in to keep the environment sterile?

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 ...