Fun facts about mushrooms
Mushrooms are not the usually green plants, rather they are fungi. They are different from the conventional plants as they are from plants. As a matter of fact, fungi and animals are now classified to belong to the same super-kingdom called Opisthokonta. Fungi usually act as plant recycler after they die. They transform them into rich soils through some microbiological activities unseen to our eyes. It is believed that if not for decomposers, mushroom and fungi, the Earth would have been buried in several feet of debris, meaning that life on the planet would already have disappeared or would soon disappear. The oldest mushroom discovered was said to have existed 90 million years ago, and some of the oldest living mushroom colonies are said to be fairy rings growing close to the famous Stonehenge ruins in England. This ring is so large that it was said that they could best be seen from airplanes. Mushrooms have been discovered not only to be nutritionally and medically rich alone, but can also be used for production of dyes for household use.
This means it absorbs and digest harmful as well as dangerous substances as oil, pesticides and huge industrial wastes in environments that are threatened by all of these. That suggest that it is an environment purifier in its own little way.
The world of fungi simply hold many secrets and by growing mushrooms, you are probably venturing into means with which the many mysteries of the fungi world will be revealed.
Choosing the right mushroom to grow
Just like the many crops that have been discussed that you can grow in your homes and backyards, growing mushrooms at home begin with choosing the right kind of mushroom to grow. There are no exact right choice to choose but below are some of the popular choices you could grow indoor;
Medium of growth
Growing edible mushrooms at home
After you must have chosen which mushroom interests you to grow and have secured the best medium for its growth, all other steps of growing mushrooms are basically the same and common to all mushrooms. You would need a cool, dark and damp location to lay your medium. This is usually best in a basement or unused cabinets and closets. What is most important is securing anywhere where you can create near darkness, while you can also control their temperature and humidity.
The best approach to this has been to place the growing medium in a pan and raising the area temperature to around 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Using a heating pad could help you accomplish this without much stress. After this is done, place the spawn on the growing medium. You could then drop the temperature to between 55 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit. This range of temperature is the best for growing mushrooms anywhere. You would also need to cover the spawn with little potting soil, preferable around an inch of that. You will then need to cover the soil with damp cloth, after which you would spray the cloth with water as it dries.