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The Mushroom Miniseries: How to Grow Mushrooms Indoors

June 13, 2023

Do you want to learn how to grow mushrooms at home? In the third episode of our Mushroom Mini-series, Billy and I share how you can enjoy the process of growing mushrooms indoors. Our relationship as co-hosts, and more importantly, as life partners, has made this journey more delightful. We enjoy our time together as self-proclaimed “mushroom farmers,” learning and growing together. In this episode, we are grateful to welcome back Louis from North Spore who shares his mushroom expertise and beginner-friendly tips!

In this episode, we learn:

  • [05:42] What is it like being a mushroom farmer?
  • [06:40] Multiple harvests from the grow kits through proper moisture management
  • [08:51] Debunking magic mushroom misconceptions
  • [2:44] Billy and Maria’s positive experiences with Lion's mane mushroom
  • [14:34] How do you grow mushrooms indoors?
  • [14:44] #1 Spray & Grow Kits (The perfect beginner species!)
  • [18:02] #2 Fruiting Blocks
  • [19:17] Where can you get premium quality growlights?
  • [21:05] Where can you find delightful wind chimes that make for a perfect gift choice?
  • [22:23] #3 Martha Tents (aka North Spore’s Boom Room)
  • [25:36] How do you avoid mold with a Martha tent?
  • [28:18] What's the ideal humidity level on the humidistat for the fruiting blocks?
  • [30:39] What comprises a fruiting block and what goes into making it?
  • [32:17] How do you distinguish spawns versus spores?
  • [37:13] How do you pasteurize something?
  • [37:58] What would be three great beginner mushrooms to start in a grow tent?
  • [40:09] Economics of mushroom cultivation
  • [42:26] Can a Martha tent enable a wider range of mushroom growth compared to a mono tub?
  • [43:21] #3 Mono tub
  • [50:22] What are the two substrates of Nameko mushrooms?
  • [54:23] Who is North Spore?

Mentioned in our conversation:

For a list of beginner-friendly indoor mushrooms,

check out the full show notes and blog here!

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