How to Grow Shiitake Mushrooms
Why grow shiitake?
Shiitake mushrooms are well suited to being grown in the city. They don't take up much space, can be grown indoors and make a delicious addition to many dishes.
Fruiting and harvesting shiitake mushroom blocks
It's possible to grow shiitake mushrooms with very little equipment. If you're a novice, this is the best place to start.
Preparing and inoculating fruiting substrate
How to create your own bags of shiitake using sawdust and bran. You'll need a pressure cooker for this step.
How to prepare grain spawn to inoculate sawdust bags with. Mastering this step will allow you to scale up your mushroom production capabilities.
Working with cultures
Different ways to work with and maintain your own collection of mushroom cultures. We look at ways to do this using agar and liquid cultures.
Alternatives to single use plastic in mushroom growing
An aspect of mushroom cultivation that needs improvement is the use of single use plastics. I take a look at an alternative for small scale growers.