5 Things you need To Know about Growing Mushrooms — 6 Comments

  1. A basement is the perfect area to grow them in. Usually dark, a little bit humid…you can even grow morels but they’re more labor intensive than the three mentioned. They sell kits for all of these, including the morels, online. I love them, but I don’t know that I want to grow them.

    We have morel season here in Michigan. I always have to laugh at the people who post “does anyone know where I can pick morels?” because they’re only slightly less prized than truffles and no one in their right mind is going to give up their picking spot.

    • I know there are morels around here, but, like you say, no one is going to tell me where… It could be interesting trying to grow them. I’ll have to look for kits at the garden stores.

  2. Many times over I have seen mushroom growing kit boxes in Australia so you get a cardboard carton full of soil and mushroom spores…great for children…or any fungi lover

  3. Like most primary produce, it’s not worth me growing my own, since I have easy access to at least three mushroom producers. The Loire Valley is famous for its cave grown mushrooms, but I also know a Chinese guy growing them in a former military depot. Plus of course forests full of ceps in the autumn. None of these feeble supermarket mass produced pumped full of water things for me 🙂 Morels sometimes come up in my veggie garden, but as a French friend said to me, ‘elles sont infideles’ ie unreliable.

    • I don’t know of any growers close by, but there are probably some closer to Sarlat – lots of river caves in that area, too. We have a good green grocer near us that will have to do. Only get the bad ones in my potager.