So I’m one of those people that just adores mushrooms. They’re great. They go well with just about anything you can think of, they’re highly nutritious, and they apparently grow amazingly well without a whole lot of work. I hadn’t ever really thought that much about growing my own mushrooms until lately, but now I’m starting to wonder just what the heck took me so long to get started on this in the first place.
Look at it like this: why not grow something that you don’t have to do any work for? It’s true: you don’t do anything. You just get an inoculated log or something else that is inoculated with the spores from the mushroom, place it in a cool damp place, and enjoy your delicious mushrooms. I mean, I grow a lot of different stuff in my garden, but it never really dawned on me to grow my own mushrooms until very recently. It’s amazing too, since I grow a whole lot of stuff that requires a whole lot more work to take care of than these mushrooms could ever need.
The best way that I can think of for a budding mushroom keeper to get started is to buy an inoculation kit. These kits can be bought through a number of different vendors, and there are a lot of local vendors that can supply these to you. If you want to save a little money, you should consider going the online route when you shop for your mushroom kit. The Daily Grommet Mushroom Kit is a great way to get started, and it will provide you with at least two “flushes” of mushrooms that you can harvest from the comfort of your own home. The best thing about these kits: you know they’re safe. Obviously, it’s too dangerous for a non-expert to just run off into the woods and start chowing down on mushrooms. Even the experts can make mistakes since mushrooms are so widely variable. These kits guarantee that you’re eating safe mushrooms and they’re grown right in your own home.