How to Grow Your Own Edible Mushrooms Indoors

Growing mushrooms is nothing like growing vegetables, but that doesn’t mean you can’t grow them at home. This article will show you how to grow edible mushrooms indoors in 6 easy steps.

The first step to success is choosing the right kind of mushrooms for your needs, environment, and skill level. The easiest to grow are oyster, lion’s mane, and shiitake.

Step 1: Mushroom Types

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What substrate you’ll need depends on the type of mushroom spawn you choose. Common substrates include sawdust, cardboard, grain mix, and even coffee grounds.

Step 2: Substrate

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You can grow mushrooms in just about any container that can hold the substrate, retain moisture, and trap CO2. But for beginners, we recommend using specialty mushroom grow bags.

Step 3: Container

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Mixing spawn into your substrate is a process known as inoculation. When doing this, you want to keep things clean - that means sterilized substrate, bowl, instruments, and container.

Step 4: Inoculation

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In general, mushrooms like it dark, moist, and cool. But every species has its preferences in temperature and humidity. Research the optimal conditions for your mushroom variety. 

Step 5: Let Them Grow

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