Growing edible mushrooms can be easy, but you must pay attention to the requirements of the species you are growing. Each species has specific “ideal” requirements for temperature, humidity, light, and nutrition. Generally, oyster mushrooms are the easiest to get started with, and you can start with a kit or buy some spawn online to grow them in straw.
Grey Oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) are very forgiving, but they grow faster and produce better with the following conditions:
Pink Oysters (Pleurotus djamor) are better for warmer weather:
Oyster Mushroom Spawn
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Nothing is more rewarding than eating your own homegrown mushrooms. Growing oyster mushrooms is easy, and it’s a great project to do with kids. They’ll enjoy watching the quick growth of the fruiting bodies as well as the rewards of eating them after harvest.