Growing Mushrooms in a 5 Gallon Bucket
I started growing Shiitakes almost 5 years ago and I can tell you they are one of the nicest surprises of the fall and spring season. Its surprisingly easy to grow mushrooms but most people don’t do it. This method from Instructables offers a new and even easier method to growing mushrooms. The article details how to grow elm oyster mushrooms this way. I am very interested in this method and it makes me think of a whole crawlspace filled with five gallon buckets and mushrooms.
It will require you to get familiarized with mushroom spawn but once you see how simple that stuff is to deal with you will wonder why you haven’t been doing it in the first place. Traditional you place the spawn in hardwood logs and they are grown outside. These 5 gallon buckets need only be made moist and I think they will work out anywhere.