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Grow Your Own Mushrooms at Home

Discover the many benefits of this gardening trend

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Photography: Mica Mitra | Home Talk (Main Photos)

There’s no denying that many of us want to start our own gardens for different reasons. Some simply want to add a refreshing touch at home, a few would like to care for succulents and herbs, and there are those who want to grow their own vegetables and fruits.

If you belong to the latter group, you may want to start growing mushrooms, too. These are typically grown indoors—you just need a little space, time to work on it, and the right materials. You can set this up in the basement or you can also purchase ready-made growing kits. These kits can be placed inside unused cabinets or in any spot at home where you can control the amount of light, and monitor the temperature and humidity.

It sounds easy to accomplish as mushrooms grow from spores. To get started, choose the right culture spore for you. If you’re a first-timer, you can work with oyster and button mushrooms as these are the easiest to grow. In only one month, you’ll be ready to harvest the fruits of your labor.

Click here to see the instructions.

Need help getting started? There are online stores that offer growing kits, seminars, and training sessions. Follow these brands on social media today:

1. JMP Mushroom

JMP Mushroom not only aims to promote growing your own mushroom, but mushroom farming in general, too. They also hold seminars to help newbies.

Visit JMP Mushroom at Block 1 Lot 9, Luke Street, Del Mundo Village, Llano Caloocan City. You can also follow them on Facebook or get in touch with them via mobile at (0929 383-9797. You can also visit their website or send an e-mail to jmpmushroom[at]yahoo.com.

2. The Mushroom Project

Looking for a mushroom growing kit? Follow and get in touch with The Mushroom Project on Facebook. You can also send an e-mail to the mushroomprojectph[at]gmail.com.

3. Magalang Mushroom Farmville

Once you’ve grown your own mushrooms, we’re sure you’d be on the lookout for recipes you can try. Magalang Mushroom Farmville offers mushroom spawn, recipes, and processed products that you view on their website.

Magalang Mushroom Farmville is located at 42 Rice Village, Barangay Ayala, Magalang, Pampanga. You can also get in touch with them through mobile at (0915) 426-5221.

 

PHOTOS: Mica Mitra, Home Talk (Main) | Not Quite Susie

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