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Hi Everyone, I would like to have a go at growing button mushrooms outside on my allotment. Can anyone advise me as to how to do this, and has anyone got any experience in mushroom growing ? Many thanks.



I think mushrooms are best grown in the dark. You might want to try a mushroom kit. here is a link which might explain better.

30 Jan, 2014


Many thanks scotsgran.

30 Jan, 2014


I always understood they were grown in the dark too… Big mushroom sheds!

30 Jan, 2014


as they are a fungus they dont need light but to get a suitable crop they are better grown in a box in a warm place. The mushroom kits work quite well. the girls grew them some years ago for a bit of fun.

30 Jan, 2014


Mine didn't, alas.

30 Jan, 2014


On todays blogs their is one on growing mushrooms. You might want to look at that.

31 Jan, 2014

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