Feb 13, 2024, 03:10 PM IST

Tips to grow mushrooms at home

Deepika Shakya

Select the type of mushroom you want to grow based on your preferences and the growing conditions in your home.

Choose the Right Type

Purchase high-quality mushroom spawn or spores from a supplier to ensure successful growth.

Use Quality Spawn

Create a suitable environment for mushroom growth, including proper temperature, humidity, and light conditions.

Provide Proper Environment

Choose a suitable growing medium for your mushrooms, such as compost, straw, depending on the mushroom species.

Select the Growing Medium

Keep the growing medium consistently moist but not waterlogged to promote healthy mushroom growth.

Maintain Moisture Levels

Ensure air circulation in the growing area to prevent the buildup of carbon dioxide and promote healthy mushroom development.

Control Air Circulation

Regularly inspect your mushroom growing setup for signs of pests or diseases and take appropriate measures to prevent or treat them.

Monitor for Pests and Diseases

Harvest your mushrooms when they reach the desired size, using clean tools.

Harvest Properly

Harvest your mushrooms when they're ready, and enjoy the fresh, homegrown produce.