Mushroom growing on a small scale is relatively easy, as everyone knows. All you need is a little growth medium and some spores, and the mushrooms virtually grow themselves. These days you even have kits which allow you to grow mushrooms even more easily. These kits provide you with everything that you could possibly need, and all you need to do is to water the mushrooms regularly and make sure they don’t dry up. However, this sort of mushroom growing will provide the occasional mushroom meal for your family, but nothing more than that. If you want to grow enough mushrooms to share with your friends and acquaintances, you’re going to have to go one better than this. You’ll have to take a little trouble and prepare the containers for growing the mushrooms, and perhaps even the growth medium, yourself.
However, if you succeed at this, you might even be able to go on to grow mushrooms commercially, or at least enough to sell them locally Mushroom chocolate bars
. Now the first thing you need when you’re considering growing mushrooms on a larger scale is space. After all, you can’t grow anything unless you have the space to plant it in. You’ll need some kind of garden shed or outhouse at the very least, but if you have this, growing mushrooms on a medium to large scale should be fairly easy.
Let’s start with growing mushrooms on a medium scale first. The ideal growth container for mushrooms on this scale is a log or a thick piece of wood. Yes, mushrooms aren’t plants, and they require very different conditions from plants to be grown successfully. For one thing, they do not use soil, nor are they usually grown in a flower pot. Instead, if you want to grow mushrooms on a medium scale, you would be well advised to get yourself a log. If you ever walked in a forest, you may have noticed how much mushrooms like logs. If you get your mushrooms a large piece of wood, they will grow in it only too happily. You’ll have to make a few minor modifications to the wood, like making some holes in its surface. The mushrooms spores, of course, go right into these holes. Most people tend to think of mushrooms as not much more than a topping or appetizer, but mushrooms have some incredible health benefits. The questions are what mushrooms should i be eating, and what benefits will they bring me? Technically mushrooms fall under the category of vegetable, though they are a fungus. Know your mushrooms, for they are not all beneficial, and some are downright deadly. I stick to the ones found at my grocer, but if you are adventurous there are probably dozens of types growing near you. Just know which are poisonous and which are edible.
What Most Mushrooms Offer
First off, mushrooms are low in sodium, cholesterol, fat and calories, and they provide some basic nutrition. Those facts are not that exciting, but mushrooms also have some amazing disease-prevention qualities. One cup of chopped white mushrooms (the standard kind that you get at the grocer) has only 15 calories and 2. 3 grams of carbohydrates (at a 2: 1 ratio of sugar to fiber), as well as 2. 2 grams of protein.
Mushrooms are rich in the B vitamins, like folate, niacin, thiamine, pantothenic acid, and riboflavin. They are the only natural source of vitamin D that vegans can eat. They contain some minerals that are not found in many foods, such as copper, iron, potassium, selenium, and phosphorous. Mushrooms contain beta-glucans, which are a type of fiber found in the cell membranes of many types of mushroom. It provides benefits to insulin resistance and blood cholesterol levels, and it boosts immunity and lowers the risk of obesity by curbing the appetite. Mushrooms also contain choline, which helps with sleep, muscle movement, learning and memory.