How exactly to Grow Mushrooms From Mushroom Growing Kits
Mushroom kits have actually had a good amount of bad press in recent times with many critics claiming that they provide very poor affordability when comparing 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 both with the amount of mushrooms that they produce.
Mushrooms chocolate bar can buy mushroom growing kits for only a few different species of mushroom – you can get button mushroom grow kits and you will get oyster mushroom grow kits. Both of these are the most common and can be purchased for the most part garden centres and usually on garden centre websites. Nevertheless, you can also grow other varieties from more specialist websites, enabling you to grow your own mushrooms like Shiitake, Portobello and more. These kits usually cost around ï¿½5 to ï¿½10 and can probably give you around ï¿½5 worth of mushrooms (if grown in the perfect environment, and according to the variety as some mushrooms cost more then others in the shops).
I hardly understand why people moan when it costs more to buy 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 far away and imported across, where it really is so much cheaper for them to grow them. Then theres the fact that in a kit you obtain a box and get the substrate (compost or straw) in addition to a small bag of spawn. When you buy mushrooms from a shop you aren’t left over with excellent compost for the garden (mushroom compost is one of the most expensive and nutritious forms of compost as the mushrooms breakdown and recycle many nutrients present in the substrate). And there’s the fact that you are growing mushrooms yourself – surely the excitement and fun factor are worth paying for too.
In my opinion mushroom growing kits are an excellent way of growing your own mushrooms and even if sometimes they don’t really offer amazing value for money when compared to 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 can cut out the middleman and discover your own substrate (straw, newspaper, manure) and purchase or make your own mushroom spawn. This is where you can get real value for money too, growing a huge selection of pounds worth of mushroom from literally a few pounds investm