There is a very big difference between the cultivation or growing of green plants and mushroom growing. While the green plants are equipped with chlorophyll amanita for getting the nutrients they require for growth, mushrooms do not contain chlorophyll which has made it compelling for them to get their food through dependency on other plant materials. The main body of the mushroom is made up of the mycelium which is actually the little threads which grow on the plant material (the substrate) through which they get their required nutrients. Mushrooms are known to thrive on varied plant materials.
It is wise that one who is planning on going into the growing of mushroom should know fairly about the fungi life cycles. Described below are the things that will aid one intending to go into mushroom growing to know the things he or she needs to be successful in the venture of mushroom cultivation.
As soon as one attains a common knowledge concerning the different fungi life cycles, the person will then proceed to understanding the requirements needed for the growth and well being of any of the species of mushrooms the person is wishing to grow. Outdoors mushroom growing in the form of a garden is one that requires very little effort once the person has given the appropriate inoculation to the logs or any other materials with mushroom spawn. The only work left for the person to do is observing the humidity and also supervising the mushroom spawn in terms of fruiting. As soon as the mushrooms appear reasonably, they are then plucked and sold.
There is also the indoor mushroom growing which tends to fill up any space left by the outdoors mushroom growing. Every operation that has to do with cultivating mushroom is carried out inside. It actually yields good results but this is purely dependent upon the person’s knowledge, limitless supervision and appropriate management of the whether conditions.
In mushroom growing, the following steps are taken and it could last for up to fifteen weeks or lesser depending solely on the particular specie of mushroom being grown.
Firstly, one has to choose the medium through which the mushrooms will be grown, sterilizing the chosen medium of cultivation, inoculating the chosen medium with mushroom spawn, preserving the best possible temperature, moisture and other environment that will not inhibit the growth of the mycelium and aid to a great extent in the mushroom spawn producing good fruits, plucking or collecting of the mushrooms, packaging and sales of the collected mushrooms, clean up of the cultivation facility and resumption of another phase of mushroom cultivation.
For those who choose to grow their mushroom indoors, there are mushroom growing kits available which have made the growing of mushroom an interesting one for even people who were never interested in it. There are growing kits for button, shiitake, oyster and other species of mushroom available in the markets today, whether offline or online.