how to grow mushrooms the easy way

DikTree

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Alright guys I think you'll have to agree that this is the easiest way to grow mushrooms at home. Based on that and no other determining factors.

Add the casing soil thats included in the kit, colonize for 4-7 days in the container it comes in and then open. Kraft dinner has more steps.
 

canndo

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Alright guys I think you'll have to agree that this is the easiest way to grow mushrooms at home. Based on that and no other determining factors.

Add the casing soil thats included in the kit, colonize for 4-7 days in the container it comes in and then open. Kraft dinner has more steps.
Except the risk of federal prison, yes.
 

DikTree

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Except the risk of federal prison, yes.
I live in Canada. Our federal government doesn't care if you're growing personal amounts. Yes it's still illegal (for now) but unless you're growing a shit load to sell they wouldn't bother.
Plus even in the U.S. they wont go after the guy that bought a grow kit online. They go after the company selling the grow kits.
 

canndo

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I live in Canada. Our federal government doesn't care if you're growing personal amounts. Yes it's still illegal (for now) but unless you're growing a shit load to sell they wouldn't bother.
Plus even in the U.S. they wont go after the guy that bought a grow kit online. They go after the company selling the grow kits.

Still a risk



But yes, that is the easiest of all.
 

Impman

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Tomorrow is week three since injecting spores … all the popcorn is lightly fuzzy but the mycelium is very thick white at all… definitely don’t see any contamination. But after watching popcorn tek videos it seems like the mycelium should be more progressed
 

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canndo

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Tomorrow is week three since injecting spores … all the popcorn is lightly fuzzy but the mycelium is very thick white at all… definitely don’t see any contamination. But after watching popcorn tek videos it seems like the mycelium should be more progressed

The popcorn is way way too dry.
 

Impman

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The popcorn is way way too dry.
Thank you for the response. I left the popcorn out to dry on a clean towel over night . The popcorn was dry when I jarred it. After pressure cooking there was water droplets in the jar.
How can I retain moisture in the jar better? Should I use popcorn that’s still slightly wet?
 

newgrow16

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my limited experience was a fail the first time, second time I read that the corn is ready (while cooking in water) when you can squeeze a corn kernel and the insides pop out, Less corn, more water, longer time boiling. second try the mycelium grew very fast in all jars.
 

canndo

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Thank you for the response. I left the popcorn out to dry on a clean towel over night . The popcorn was dry when I jarred it. After pressure cooking there was water droplets in the jar.
How can I retain moisture in the jar better? Should I use popcorn that’s still slightly wet?

The kernels need to have roughly doubled or even tripled in size, only the outside should be relatively dry to the touch.

As was said, you do have to boil it for maybe 45 minutes.
 

Impman

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The kernels need to have roughly doubled or even tripled in size, only the outside should be relatively dry to the touch.

As was said, you do have to boil it for maybe 45 minutes.
I feel like I boiled for about an hour . I’m going to use more water and less kernel and boil longer .
I’m in the middle of moving so it won’t be until this weekend and I will restart.
 

Thundercat

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I would guess issue was less about how long you boiled it, and likely caused by leaving it out to dry OVERNIGHT. I’ve never needed to dry grain for more then a couple hours at the worst of times in humid conditions. The way I do it now uses a screen to dry it and I’d say it’s typically good in 20 minutes.
 

canndo

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I would guess issue was less about how long you boiled it, and likely caused by leaving it out to dry OVERNIGHT. I’ve never needed to dry grain for more then a couple hours at the worst of times in humid conditions. The way I do it now uses a screen to dry it and I’d say it’s typically good in 20 minutes.

Yes, buy the redried kernels look different than those that were never properly hydrated. Some kernels will burst, I see no split kernels there.
 

loopycann

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I was expecting some feedback here - I guess not. Seems that many insist on making things more complex than they need to be - this
"tek" is for the daring folk who hold that easiest is best.
Very similar to my "tek".I don't get contamination easily at all. I dont even wear gloves. The pour rubbing alcohol over my hands.
 

loopycann

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so... do both of these methods involve laying it out all night? or just the colender option?

Could I also do this in a pint jar?

Is the casing supposed to go to the top of the jar?

How much light?
Smaller the fc the smaller the fruits. I guess a pint jar would work in theory but would not only be more difficult by size, but you would get considerably less yield.
Casing always goes on top.
Light need is controversial. Some say it's needed,some swear by darkness but ive found mushies use light as a way to tell where fresh air and 'up' is.
 

canndo

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Smaller the fc the smaller the fruits. I guess a pint jar would work in theory but would not only be more difficult by size, but you would get considerably less yield.
Casing always goes on top.
Light need is controversial. Some say it's needed,some swear by darkness but ive found mushies use light as a way to tell where fresh air and 'up' is.

Won't work in a pint jar, the point is residual oxygen in the container, too little and the kernels won't be covered before the air runs out.

We agree on light. Light is a pinning trigger. I have placed portions of substrate in total darkness and portions in light. The pins started way earlier and more abundantly in light.

It may even need only a flash of it and that may be the source of confusion. The act of examining them causes fruiting.
 

Impman

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Thanks guys … ordered more jars… I have so many spore syringe it’s stupid . So I’ll keep trying and posting my fails . Hope this is helping . Def helping me and thank you all for your time
 

canndo

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Thanks guys … ordered more jars… I have so many spore syringe it’s stupid . So I’ll keep trying and posting my fails . Hope this is helping . Def helping me and thank you all for your time
I just reread your post..."week three..."

Hey, this is supposed to be fast, no more than 10 days, usually a week.

The secret is in the constant shaking. People are afraid to really shake this stuff. But one can dump a dish of mycelium in a blender and spin it at high speeds for 15 seconds and not kill it. A shake just can't. What they are doing usually is redistributing bacteria such that it beats the mycelium, changes the pH and causes the jar to fail.
 

Impman

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Starting a new run tonight. I will post when I do. I will post a picture of the popcorn before jarring . I guess I will just strain it and let dry for a hour or two then pressure cook it tonight.
 

Impman

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Sorry I didn’t post anything. Been very busy with work.
I fixed the problem with the popcorn. I just needed to boil longer (1 hr) and used less popcorn and made sure they were split. The jars were colonized in 10 days .
ok, so I cased them with coir and vermiculite( pasteurized) last Monday almost a week ago. Here are some pictures. Out of 6 jars only one ran mycelium up through the soil and you can see the fingers of mycelium in the picture . The other jars the mycelium is not as aggressive. Still no contamination.

oh and one jar has tiny mushrooms growing three inches down .

I covered in foil to block light and i spritz the jars twice a day .
How long until mushrooms come out the top?
And I missing something ? Patience for sure lol
 

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