How to Grow Oyster Mushrooms

We have been presenting mushroom development as a nourishing enhancement and money crop for the landless poor. Shellfish mushrooms are a high-return, quickly-developing harvest. They are known to help lower cholesterol levels and are an extraordinary wellspring of potassium, iron, and protein. This instructable gives a low tech, bit by bit manual for developing both Pleurotus ostreatus (winter strain) and Pleurotus pulmonarius (summer strain). Clam mushrooms are exceptionally open-minded toward varieties in temperature, mugginess, light levels, and carbon dioxide levels, settling on it an incredible decision for first-time cultivators. To start growing mushrooms you need to get hold of some mushroom spores.


You will need...Straw (the mechanism for developing the mushrooms in)Containers (for splashing straw) Plastic bags (or reusable compartments for holding straw) Elastic groups or string (to tighten sack opening) Cotton wool (to sift through contaminants) Barrel or drum (for purifying the straw) Material liner (for holding packs inside the barrel) Gas burner (for warming barrel) Bleach spray (to clean developing room) Spoon, gloves, clean garments, face mask (to look like it when immunizing straw) A developing area that can hold dampness noticeable all around, concealed with some might possibly plastic sheeting (to help hold stickiness and to lessen other undesirable molds) Mushroom spawn (see How to Develop Mushroom Spawn) A water or weed sprayer (to increment mugginess inside developing room) A thermometer and hygrometer (to watch out for temperature and relative moistness)

Douse straw, Channel AND Pack

The mushrooms require a medium to fill in, for this situation we will utilize straw. The straw length ought to be around 5-10 cm (2-4 inches). Setting the straw in water-tight compartments, lower the straw in water for 24 hours. Wash, flush and channel altogether, at that point pack in 5-liter plastic sacks prepared for purifying.


Position your drum onto the warmth source (we utilized a gas burner), pouring around 40 liters of water into the drum. Spot an appropriate stage at the lower part of the drum, one that will keep the packs over the water yet permit steam to rise. Addition a material container liner and load up with the readied sacks of straw. Close off the sacks with the liner and cover the drum with a top.

Warmth the drum, steaming the sacks for roughly an hour. It should take around 30 minutes for the steam to advance toward the top sacks (the temperature ought to approach 95°C ~200°F). Leave to cool, eliminating the sacks and moving them to the developing zone.

Plan Developing ROOM

The developing room ought to be perfect and faintly lit (concealed with backhanded daylight), ready to hold dampness noticeable all around yet likewise give a wind current when ventilation is required. Plastic sheeting can be utilized to close a region to help hold mugginess and to diminish other undesirable molds and insects. To set up the space for the vaccinations, shower a 1:20 (5%) arrangement of fade along with dividers and corners (any territory where the form may jump at the chance to develop).