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By Johnjoe

Ireland Ie

I am looking for some advice on growing mushrooms on my raised bed.





traditionally they are grown in the dark [often in a bucket in a cellar or in an airing cupboard], as they don't need light to grow.
you can buy mushroom kits that come with a suitable compost and spores.
never tried to do it myself but many people do.

3 Jan, 2019


Used coffee grounds is an ideal medium for growing mushrooms and as SBG says above, dark, moist, warm, not a lot of wind. Here's a video for Oyster Mushrooms, but would probably work for other types too.

How To Grow Oyster Mushrooms From Used Coffee Grounds Cheap And Easy - Part 1

3 Jan, 2019


Thank you seaburngirl,& Bathgate. I was thinking of trying with one of those cheap 14" polytunnels and darkening it out with black pollitine.

3 Jan, 2019


If that's how you want to do it, go for it. For me, I used big wide glass pickling jars with lid, coffee grounds and kept it in my basement which is exactly what they like - dark, warm, moist.

3 Jan, 2019

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