Grow Mushrooms in a Laundry Basket

Discussion in 'The Green Patch' started by velacreations, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. velacreations

    velacreations Monkey+


    Mushrooms often get overlooked in the grand scheme of gardening, just because they're not plants. However, they are extremely beneficial to your garden's soil, are highly nutritious, and make a tasty addition to almost any meal. While it's true that some species can be a little
    tricky to grow, but once you learn a few basic requirements, it is feasible to grow all the mushrooms you can eat.

    Each type of mushroom has specific "ideal" requirements for temperature, humidity, light, and nutrition. Some grow in soil, others on compost piles, logs, trees - the list is endless. However, for the beginner, we recommend oyster mushrooms. Get your feet wet with this
    most forgiving mushroom and you'll definitely want to advance into the realm of others like Shitake, Paddy Straw, Garden Giant, and more.

    Growing oyster mushrooms in a laundry basket is easy, cheap and it's a great project to do with kids. They'll enjoy watching the quick growth of the fruiting bodies as well as the rewards of eating them after harvest.

    For detailed instructions, please visit:
    Oysters in a Laundry Basket

    More photos:
    Mushrooms - a set on Flickr
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  2. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    Thanks velacreations

    Read your link , I have a similar pool , I salt water / chlorinate it .. Warmth would be nice , I'll look for the clear plastic also
  3. velacreations

    velacreations Monkey+

    the plastic made a huge difference in the temps. We can swim after dark, and it is wonderful! We don't like to use chemicals, so no chlorine for us.
  4. Illini Warrior

    Illini Warrior Monkey+++

    interesting concept .... I composed it into a PDF for my files .....
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  5. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

  6. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    Salt water is where bleach / chlorine is derived from, My amounts is so minute,, I would be concerned about the PBB's in the plastic (growing food in a Laundry Basket, over Chlorine , that you can make from salt water)..

    Just my take !
    120v Krystal Clear Saltwater System Cg-28661 - Intex
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