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Growing Mushrooms

Zone Havana, Florida, North Florida | Anonymous added on December 12, 2017 | Answered

I am interested in growing mushrooms. How long will the mushroom plugs produce after you harvest the mushrooms that are ready to eat. Can they be grown in a greenhouse or can the oak logs with the plugs be kept outside and kept moist. in a shady spot?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on December 13, 2017

It depends on the type of mushrooms. Some mushroom species can be grown outdoors on logs, while others grow better indoors- in a greenhouse you will need to cover them with something to avoid excessive light, or you can grow them in a dark area like a basement. According to growers, three or four "crops" of mushrooms can be harvested from each plug as long as it has enough organic material to grow on.

These websites and articles will provide a ton of information:
https://blogs.cornell.edu/mushrooms/
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/mushrooms/grow-mushrooms.htm
http://solutionsforyourlife.ufl.edu/hot_topics/agriculture/shiitake_mushrooms.shtml

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