Local Grown Organic Oyster Mushroom Pots
Local Grown Organic Oyster Mushroom Pots
Basic instructions for growing mushroom in pot:
Location- Put your mushroom pot outside of your house in a shadowed place with fresh air. Or place it in a corner of your greenhouse without direct sunlight. If you prefer grow them indoor, just treat them as your indoor partial shadow plants, garage floor or east and north side windows are good spots for them.
Temperature - Your mushroom pot produce mushrooms between 55 - 74 degrees, but it will do better if kept in the 65-68 degree range.
Water - Water your mushroom pot by sprinkling or spray misting water on to the surface 2-3 times a day. Be careful not water on the baby mushrooms when you see them appear as pinheads. Standing water in the bottom of your mushroom pot will encourage rot and contaminants to grow.
Harvesting - Under favorable conditions, baby mushrooms will mature very fast. The mushrooms usually double in size everyday. You ought to pick them before they start to turn up along the edges. This usually takes 4 -7 days. Pick all of them off at this time; twist rather than pull your mushrooms out from the medium. Use your fingers to hold the base of them and then twisting them slowly to free them from the growing medium. Be careful not to damage the growing mediums' surface. It is better not to cut the mushrooms off, because this leaves a stump to rot, which can later inhibit the fruiting of the next crop.
Caution - Oyster mushrooms often start many small mushrooms to ensure some survive to adulthood. If too many mushrooms begin to grow the Oyster mushroom will abort all the extras. (Do not attempt to thin the small mushrooms.) Care should be taken when picking your mushrooms to ensure you are not picking aborted or old mushrooms. These aborted and old mushrooms are not edible. Only harvest and eat fresh looking mushrooms. All aborted and old mushrooms should be removed from your mushroom pot and discarded after every harvest. After you harvest the mushrooms keep your mushroom pot moist. Maintain your pot as before and wait for another crop of mushrooms. If you look after your mushroom pot carefully, it should continually grow during the summer.
Oyster mushrooms produce spores as they grow. These spores are a natural reproductive process and can get heavy as the mushrooms develop. You should place a few sheets of newspaper under the mushroom pot to help catch falling spores. If you are allergic to mushrooms or fungi you may want to grow your mushroom kit outside of your house to alleviate any allergy problem from spores. Oyster mushroom spores can sometimes irritate none allergic persons too.
An easy way to keep your mushroom pot at home:
-Leave it outside in a shadowed place to give it fresh air.
-Sprinkling on to the surface 2-3 times a day.
We are the only mushroom garden pot supplier in Alaska. Our mushroom pots are productive, supplying 2 to 6 Lbs fresh oyster mushrooms depending the different size of the pots. The larger sized pot grows more weight of fresh organic mushrooms over several months. With this unique oyster mushroom growing pots you can produce multiple harvests of nutritious mushrooms and experience with the textures and flavors of oyster mushroom. They grow quickly, making them great gardening activities for your family.
End of production:
Your mushroom pot contains certain amount of mushroom medium, and the mushroom cannot produce any more nutrients by Photosynthesis like green plants. After all the nutrients in these medium complety consumed, it will stop producing mushrooms and become idle. This may begin after fifth crops or more. Your pot can then be recycled by, adding it to your compost pile or mixing it into your garden for fertilizer. Mushroom compost is a great fertilizer for your tomatoes.
Possible contaminants & insects:
As your pot ages, it is not uncommon to see tiny black flies and contaminant molds beginning to grow on the casing surface. The flies generally show up, if at all heaviest toward the end of the pot's life. The flies can easily be controlled, by watered dish soap or flypaper. Molds usually do little immediate harm and may be left alone, until you discard your pot. Just because a few contaminants show up, don’t rush to discard your pot wait a while to be sure no further mushrooms will grow. If you happen to see other kinds of mushrooms grow in your pot, please do not eat them!