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I'm not really a fan of growing mould
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Bukhari :: Book 8 :: Volume 73 :: Hadith 41
Narrated Anas bin Malik (RA):

The Prophet SAWS said,

"If any Muslim plants any plant and a human being or an animal eats of it,
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I wish I could try! it looks like fun. but I can never find mushroom kits being sold anywhere here or any online that ship to my country :C
I love mushrooms in a saute *v*
oh! I know a site filled with really beautiful pictures of mushrooms and fungi http://gatesofperception.tumblr.com/
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i am sure you can still get the spores if you really looked around on-line shipped to dubai too
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Growing your own mushroom is a lot more safe as compared to the mushrooms that you just see. And there are a lot of varieties of it that is definitely hard to tell whether that mushroom is edible or poisonous not unless you are an expert on it. Well, mushrooms are a pretty good source of protein and other nutrients, as well as being pretty tasty. Shiitake and oyster would be the best and they are also really different in terms of texture and taste. However, there are tons of different types of mushrooms that can be cultivated, and many of them can be grown pretty easily using the same principles.
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What do you think about this? Just something I found interesting

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Growing Gourmet Mushrooms at Home from Waste Coffee Grounds

"Tried growing mushrooms before, and it didn't work" – if I had money for every time someone has said that to me I'd be a very rich man...and probably no longer a mushroom farmer! Mushrooms are notoriously unreliable to grow, partly due to the mass-produced low quality kits that people often try. Almost mystical organisms, they seem to pop up in the wild in an unpredictable way, often only appearing for just 5 or 6 days before vanishing back into the ground again, not to be seen in the same spot for another year or three. Yet, despite a poor reputation amongst home growers, by using a particularly simple technique and getting a bit of insight into how mushrooms grow, it is possible to successfully grow your own gourmet mushrooms at home. So how exactly are mushrooms cultivated? How can you have success at home? And more to that point - what's all this got to do with waste coffee grounds?

How Mushrooms Grow

Firstly, you must understand the life cycle of a fungus. Similar to the fruits produced by a tree, mushrooms are the reproductive fruits of a dense, root-like network of cells, called 'mycelium'. In the wild, this white network of fine threads grows out it all directions, breaking down its food into simpler molecules to further fuel its growth. When it runs out of food, or is put under some other form of environmental stress, it switches into survival mode and produces mushrooms in order to release its spores to the wind and find a better place to live. Fortunately for us humans, it's possible to recreate and manage this life cycle, and by doing so you can nurture many a fine crop of mushrooms for the table!

Now, it must be said that growing your own mushrooms is definitely more difficult than growing nearly any other crop if you use the standard methods. Mushroom farming normally relies on significant pasteurisation equipment and climatic control. This can be hard to recreate at home without spending a fortune.

Growing Oyster Mushrooms

The best advice for success is to start by growing Oyster mushrooms, the easiest and most forgiving variety for any home cultivator to grow. Next you must consider the growing medium. The most common materials to grow Oysters on are usually freshly cut hardwood logs or shredded straw. Growing mushrooms on logs can be quite hit or miss and will take up to a year for your first harvest. Growing on straw requires you to pasteurise the straw first, to kill off resident micro-organisms that will compete with your mycelium.

This is where coffee comes in. The beauty of growing mushrooms on fresh coffee waste is that the substrate is already pasteurised by the coffee brewing process, so you can bypass the whole pasteurising step and get straight into the inoculating. Plus, spent coffee grounds are a huge waste resource, and are packed full of nutrients which your Oyster Mushrooms love to grow on.

Inoculating

Firstly order your spawn in. You'll have greater success if you use a high spawn: coffee grounds ratio. To begin with, I'd recommend using around 500g of oyster mushroom spawn to each 2.5kg of spent grounds. If the vendor you purchase the spawn from also sells filter patch grow bags, get one of these too. They will increase your chance of success by reducing contamination and providing the perfect growing environment inside the bag. If you can't source one of these, you can try using a large 2 litre freezer bag, empty ice-cream tub or milk carton – cleaned out well, and with 4 x 5mm holes cut in the sides.

Coffee collection

Go to a busy café and ask them nicely if they can give you some spent grounds. You'll need enough to fill the bag or container you're using two-thirds full, and the grounds need to be fresh that day. Most cafes will be happy to do this – if you encounter any problems, just ask at another one. Large cafes get through kilos of the stuff every day, and most are happy to see it going to good use. Take it home and (within 24 hours whilst it's still fresh) weigh out 2.5kg of coffee into a clean mixing bowl.

Wash your hands and lower arms well and mix your spawn into the bowl, breaking it up and distributing it evenly throughout the coffee. Now load the mixture into your cultivation bag or container and close it up tight, ensuring you have cut the 4 air holes if you are not using the filter patch bags.

Spawn run

Place your bag/container in a warm (64 – 77°F, 18C – 25°C) and dark place (airing cupboard, under a bed, in a cupboard in a heated room etc). During the next three weeks, you will see the spawn come to life and grow across the coffee grounds - turning the whole mixture white by the time it has fully colonised the mixture. It's a fun time to keep checking up on it and watch it grow from day to day.

Fruiting

After 3 weeks, your whole bag/container of the coffee and spawn mixture should now look completely white. If you see any areas of green, this is a competitor mould. If it is just a small patch, you can try adding a little salt to the area which should kill it off and still allow the mushroom mycelium to prosper. If the whole bag has gone green, then I'm afraid it's a lost cause and will most likely be caused by poor quality spawn, or by a lot of mould spores having been mixed in with the coffee grounds somewhere along the way. However, if you have used a high rate of spawn, fresh spent grounds and followed clean hygiene, the chances are you will be looking at a nice white bag of mycelium ready to fruit you some home grown mushrooms.

Place it in a spot with plenty of fresh air and a little light – a shaded windowsill or worktop is ideal. Cut a 5cm x 5cm (2in x 2in) hole in your bag/container and spray this area twice daily with water, trying not to allow it to dry out. Mushrooms love damp, humid conditions, and they will outright refuse to grow if it's too dry.

After a week or so, you will start to see tiny little mushrooms bursting into life. Over the following 5-7 days they will double in size every day. This is a really fascinating time! Each day you wake up to find them larger; looking more and more meaty and ready for the eating. When the edge of the caps begin to turn upwards, it's time to harvest and enjoy the fruits of your labour. Cut at the base of the stems and get cooking!
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i love white button nose mushrooms, fried lightly in butter !! yummy!!
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Some old, old photos... back in the day when we first started dating mushrooms were a topic of hot contention between us, as Boyfriend loves them and I didn't like them very much. For his birthday I bought him a mushroom kit, which he set up immediately and for several weeks resembled a giant disgusting pile of mold (to be fair he lived with two other bachelors who weren't all that good at cleaning either... I'm not sure anybody ever noticed this)



We eventually got two giant mushrooms out of it:



I think the kit cost something around $25 USD and supposedly could be used several times; unfortunately, Boyfriend didn't know that and threw it away. Well, the mushrooms made some good soup, but I don't think I would invest in it again unless I had a way to reseed (re-spore?) it over again to save money, $12.50 per mushroom is pretty darn expensive

The coffee grounds idea up above is quite intriguing, though... Boyfriend drinks a lot of coffee and I've just been throwing it into the compost bin without a second thought.
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can mushrooms be grown in compost ?


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This guy has tried it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCG3sDlcYbY
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hmm thanks..

ill have too see in my compost heap, i will be growing them indoors though......
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