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The Basics on working with Agar Plates

by | Saturday, December 26, 2020 |

How to work with AGAR- The BASICSYou may have heard or read about using agar plates in many online communities or books. It has become a popular tool in mushroom growing. Growing mushrooms from scratch requires being able to store and properly propagate mushroom cultures on nutrient rich agar. The objectives are: · Start with a sterile piece of mushroom tissue and transfer it onto agar · Start from a spore syringe and grow out the best genetics · Create multiple copies of the culture · Avoid...

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Online Groups & Our Kit Design

by | Friday, October 2, 2020 |

First, lets talk about all the online forums & groups. These can be a great tool for new growers but they also can be overwhelming and confusing. There are hundreds of "how-to" guides & videos all over the internet. There is not only one correct way to grow. Mushrooms can be grown in all different mediums and methods. Using the proper ingredients and technique is key. What we see all the time is information overload. Every forum/group or site may have their preferred way or suggest their way is...

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Summer 2020 Growing Tips

by | Tuesday, June 2, 2020 |
Summer Growing Tips

Summer is in full swing here! With summer baking the Midwest recently, the warm weather always brings its own set of problems and benefits in the mushroom growing world. Humidity: Mushrooms love that extra humidity, even in most climate controlled homes the humidity levels will rise and you will notice that in your mushroom growing setup as well. Humidity will be easier to maintain at lower temperatures. Make sure you allow for extra air exchange in your growing setup to prevent excess Co2...

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