HOW TO GROW BUTTON MUSHROOMS – Simply delicious! There is nothing like the taste of freshly picked button mushrooms. Eat the with your breakfast or stick them in a stew, the humble button mushroom is just a versatile and tasty vegetable.
There are a few methods for growing mushrooms and this will depend on what type of mushroom you grow. In this guide you can learn how to grow button mushrooms in your garden.
There are a number of ways in which you can grow mushrooms, some of which take a long time. There are also a huge variety of mushrooms available so you’ll need to decide on the variety you want to grow. Here we look at button mushrooms.
Take a large growing tray, one that is at least 8″ deep.
Take some good quality compost, peat moss and mushroom spawns, all of which can be bought from your local Garden Nursery.
Put the compost into the tray and water well so that it is very moist but not soggy like a bog.
Take a few handfuls of the mushroom spawn and sprinkle onto the compost.
With the flat of your hand press the mushroom spawn flakes into the compost mix and then leave this to settle for 24 hours.
You should see webbing appear over the surface of the compost. It looks a little like a spider web.
Cover this with a good quality peat and then place newspaper over the top and moisten.
Take a spray bottle, fill it with water, and spray over the newspaper a couple of times a day to ensure it is kept moist.
Place the tray in a warm place, somewhere where the temperature is about 55 Degrees Fahrenheit.
After 10 to 14 days peel back the newspaper and you should have some really nice button mushrooms that are ready to pick and eat.