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Mushroom

How to sow mushroom: Sprinke spores on surface of compost and peat moss, gently mix in, and press down.

Sun requirement for mushroom: Plant in Full Shade

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Mushrooms are the fleshy, spore-bearing, fruiting body of a fungus. Mushrooms often have a stem, a cap, and gills on the underside of the cap - but not always. Commonly cultivated mushrooms include Oyster (the easiest and best for beginners), Shittake, King Stropharia or Wine Cap, Maitake, Lion's Mane, and Reishi. Mushrooms are generally grown by obtaining spores and inoculating a substrate (compost, cardboard, etc. Different types prefer different substrates) with the spores. Mushrooms can be grown indoors or outdoors, but it is often easier to cultivate them indoors because the light and moisture can be more thoroughly controlled. More growing information is available in individual species entries.

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Predictions

Annual

living and reproducing in a single year or less
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Varieties

enoki mushroom

enoki mushroom

  Flammulina velutipes
oyster mushroom

oyster mushroom

  Pleurotus ostreatus
portobello

portobello

  Agaricus bisporus
shiitake

shiitake

  Lentinula edodes
wine cap mushroom

wine cap mushroom

  Stropharia rugosoannulata

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