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Oyster mushrooms are one of the easiest varieties of mushrooms to grow, they’re delicious to eat & really healthy for you too.

The problem is finding a reliable step by step guide to show you how…

…so we created one for you!

That way you can avoid all the mistakes and hassles of beginning oyster mushroom cultivation and get to the good stuff; harvesting & eating your own fresh Oyster mushrooms grown at home.

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Why Grow Oyster Mushrooms?

Oyster mushrooms are plentiful in the wild, growing on dead standing trees or fallen logs and were first cultivated by the Germans in World War 2.

In more recent years commercial production has skyrocketed.

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Total commercial oyster mushroom cultivation worldwide increased over 18-fold between 1965 – 1997 (from 350,000 metric tons in 1965 to 6,160,800 metric tons in 1997; source).

So why the huge jump in popularity?

The answer: fast production methods + an increased interest in the health and culinary benefits of Oyster mushrooms.

A crop of winter oyster mushrooms at GroCycle Mushroom Farm

A crop of winter oyster mushrooms ready for harvest at GroCycle Mushroom Farm

Quick & Easy To Grow…

Do you want to learn how to grow mushrooms?

If so, I’d recommend starting with Oyster mushrooms as they are possibly the easiest variety of mushroom to grow.

They are super quick, relatively resistant to competitor organisms and they can grow on a wide range of substrate materials.

We’ll cover how to grow Oyster mushrooms & what equipment you’ll need below, but the basic process is quite simple and can be broken up into 3 main phases:

1) Inoculation:

Oyster mushroom spawn is mixed with the substrate material (often straw or sawdust, but a range of other materials can also be used; see below).

This growing medium is then usually placed into bags with small holes or air filters in them for air exchange.

2) Incubation

The bags are then placed in a warm (20-24C/68F-75F) dark room to incubate and begin the first phase of growth.

Only 10-14 days are needed for the spawn to grow a full web of root-like threads of mycelium and colonise the growing substrate.

Oyster mushroom mycelium colonising straw & coffee ground substrate

3) Fruiting

Once the growing medium is fully colonised by the spawn, it is time for the mushrooms to start fruiting.

The bags are exposed to autumn-like conditions with fresh oxygen, high humidity, low level light & often cooler temperatures.

This signals to the mycelium that it’s time to start producing mushrooms and small pins begin to emerge.

Oyster mushroom pins begin to emerge from holes in the bag….

Fed by water and nutrients from the mycelium, these tiny pins then rapidly grow and develop into full size mushrooms in just 5-7 days.

Oysters mushrooms, ready to harvest just 7 days after starting to grow out of the bag

A crop of mushrooms can be harvested three times before the mycelium becomes exhausted, with a new crop of mushrooms manifesting every 7-14 days during this time.

In other words, it takes about just 5-8 weeks to grow 3 crops of Oyster mushrooms…and all this can be done with minimal equipment or expertise.

That’s why they’re so popular commercially and also for people first venturing into growing mushrooms at home too.

To see this process in action, check out this short video tour of our low tech mushroom farm:

Health Benefits of Oyster Mushrooms

The ease of growing Oyster Mushrooms isn’t the only perk. Here are just some of the medicinal and nutritional benefits of Oyster mushrooms well:

  • Boosts immune system

  • Improves strength and regulation

  • Antimicrobial (Helps fight off E. coli, Staph, Candida overgrown, Streptococcus, and Enterococcus infection)

  • Anticancer (polysaccharide in Oyster mushrooms is anti-tumor in animal studies and in-vitro)

  • Antiviral (protects against direct and indirect viral activity)

  • Protein rich

  • Cholesterol Free

  • Contains high levels of Vitamins D, D3, D5 and A

If you’re really interested in the health benefits of mushrooms, check out our guide to medicinal mushrooms for more info.

600 Pounds of Mushrooms a Week

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Growing Mushrooms and Making Bank!

John from http://www.growingyourgreens.com/ visits WTF Mushroom Farm near Kelowna, BC Canada and shares with you how you can grow mushrooms and make $100k in a growing season. In this episode, John will give you a tour of WTF Mushroom farm in B.C. Canada. You will discover how they grow over a dozen varieties of mushrooms in greenhouses outdoors. You will discover how old trees can be used to grow gourmet mushrooms that can be sold for $10-$20 a pound. You will learn the entire process of growing mushrooms using the best practices to ensure success with minimal contamination. You will discover how mushrooms are being grown in inexpensive, temporary greenhouses with a shade cloth during the growing season. You will learn how many pounds of mushrooms you can produce in a portable greenhouse and how much money you can sell them for. Finally, John will interview Brian Callow, the farmer that makes $100k in just 6 months growing mushrooms during a growing season.

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01:00 Wood is a valuable resource

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03:44 Using Waste Woodchips to Grow Mushrooms
04:52 Using a hammer mill to reduce woodchip size
05:46 Specific Ingredients Fed to Mushrooms to increase yield 07:45 Mushrooms grow in breathable grow bags
10:06 Sterilizing of the Grow Bags to grow mushrooms
12:28 Entering the lab
13:00 Fridge full of different types of mushrooms
16:25 List of different types of mushrooms they are growing
18:10 Sterilized Bags ready for being inoculated
19:00 Clean Room
19:55 Inoculated Mushrooms starting to grow
21:30 Greenhouse Growing Mushrooms
22:30 Mushroom Grow Room
23:20 How much one room of mushrooms can grow
24:20 Contaminated Grow Bags
25:00 Reusing spent mushroom growing medium
26:50 Fresh harvested mushrooms
28:10 Interview with Brian the Mushroom Farmer
28:34 Why did you start growing mushrooms?
29:40 Is it really that easy to grow mushrooms?
30:56 How you can get different cultures of strains of mushroom spores?
32:40 How do mushrooms break down?
33:30 What benefits are the mushroom compost?
34:15 What other revenue streams do you have to increase revenue?
35:25 How you can start your own mushroom farm?
38:00 What are some of the health benefits of mushrooms?
39:40 How are cultivated mushrooms different than wild mushrooms?
41:20 Is the flavor different of wild vs cultivated mushrooms?
42:35 Any final words of wisdom
43:00 How can someone contact you to start a mushroom and grow mushrooms?

After watching this episode, you will learn the entire process of growing mushrooms and how you can grow mushrooms and make $100,000 in a growing season.
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