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Q.Regrowing Store Bought Mushroom: How To Grow Mushrooms From Ends

Zone UK | Anonymous added on January 15, 2024 | Answered

In your promotion you show a photo of chestnut button mushrooms. But your ‘actual’ article refers to growing oyster mushrooms. As you are aware, there is a fundamental difference between growing button mushrooms and oyster mushrooms.So why do you use a photo of button mushrooms?

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Answered on January 15, 2024

Actually, the process for both mushrooms are very similar. Other than the substrate used. For more success, the shoebox method can provide a decently sterile environment to work. Otherwise, if this is outside, and not inside, then you will be at the mercy of nature. This carries little success, but can be done through trial and error. I work in mycology, myself, and have plenty of experience on this subject. It is not easy without a flow hood for complete sterility. You can make the attempt by using agar for more success. This requires cutting a slip from the INSIDE of the mushroom. This portion hasn't been exposed to contaminants, and needs to be set on agar wrapped in parafilm for the best results. After, you can move to a birdseed jar, sterilized with a pressure cooker for 90 minutes. Once inoculated and colonized, you can put this to a bag or sheobox of wood shaving and straw. Once this is colonized, expose to air and humidity between 80 and 90 percent. Fruiting should begin within 2 or 3 weeks.

Otherwise, the instruction for a more crude method can show some success.

As far as the photo goes- It was just a general mushroom photo, since the process is similar for all mushrooms.

This article will better suit you:


This one, actually, came from my tent!


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