Questions tagged [mushrooms]

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Will garden giant mushrooms survive in a normal septic tank?

I've heard that garden giant mushrooms will breakdown fecal matter, and was wondering if it would be a good idea to put some inside the septic tank to have it break down fecal matter to make it less ...
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Will supermarket-bought shiitake mushrooms be suitable to provide spores for growing some myself?

This is partially a follow up to my earlier question: Sustainably grown white button mushrooms at home; what sort of material to use? It appears that manure might be the best medium for growing ...
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Sustainably grown white button mushrooms at home; what sort of material to use?

I've read elsewhere that I can grow shiitake mushrooms by soaking logs/branches, drilling holes in them and inserting spores into the holes. Since I already have some white button mushrooms from the ...
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How can I cultivate mycelium for food and fertilizer in my apartment?

Having watched Paul Stamet's TED Talk, Six Ways Mushrooms Can Save the World, I'd like to be able to cultivate mycelium in an urban environment. I would like to harvest it for food I don't have a ...