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I’ve got a bit of a mushroom thing going on.
I posted a walk full of mushrooms the other day and thought about my previous attempts to grow mushrooms we could eat.
I’ve tried kits and packs and various things.
The kits have been explored by consumer sites and declared as poor value for money.
So I checked out the youtube gurus for a way of growing mushrooms ourselves.
I decided to try this method this time growing oyster mushrooms from coffee grounds
The videos I found suggested using coffee grounds and straw and store bought mushrooms that have a root piece or mycelium intact.
I decided to give it a go.
Given that the mushrooms you buy still have a use in a meal, it’s basically a free way of doing it.
Luckily I had all the suggested equipment to hand. I don’t have a humidifier but I’m aiming for as small scale on this project. Otherwise I had most of what I needed.
I used tea leaves in one jar and coffee in the other.
I’ve used two kinds of mushrooms. It was hard to get some with a pronounced lower stem. So I’m not sure what will happen.
The two jars are now set up the same way that the guy on the video used.
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