If you would like to try a different type of gardening, try growing a delicacy like a mushroom. Cathy Isom tells you about some of the best edible mushrooms you can grow at home. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
Growing your own edible mushrooms may seem difficult, even for an experienced gardener. However, it’s not that strange a crop to grow. It’s also quite easy to grow a healthy, great-tasting crop at home. You don’t even need to spend hours in a dark, damp cellar tending to them!
If you’re a complete beginner, consider a mushroom-growing kit. They’re easy to use and provide you with everything you need. If you’re slightly more experienced—or brave—you can order mushroom spawn and inoculate a log or a purpose-built mushroom bed. Whichever option you choose, you will find that growing edible mushrooms is a rewarding and fruitful process.
Mushrooms are also incredibly good for you. Virtually fat-and calorie-free. Mushrooms are full of vitamins and minerals.
Some of the best edible mushrooms to grow at home include: white caps, brown caps, Portobello, Shiitake, Morels, Oyster mushrooms, Pearl Oyster mushrooms, Enoki, Maitake, Lion’s Mane, Wine caps, and Chanterelles.
I’m Cathy Isom…