Cultivate Mushrooms with Mushroom Spores
The process of cultivation of edible mushrooms is not so tough. One has to understand the procedure and follow it to produce his own harvest of mushrooms. The first step to grow mushroom is to find mushroom spores which you can find online. Buy mushroom spores, sterilize them, plant them in a cabinet or plate with adequate soil and place the plate in a cool and dark environment. Within three weeks the mushroom buds can be seen in the plate but sufficient moisture should be maintained in the soil to help the growth of mushrooms.
Mushrooms are cultivated worldwide and are known as the meat of the vegetable world. They are rich in Vitamin D, Vitamin B, Antioxidants, minerals, potassium, fibers etc. They do not contain calories and have very low amount of fat and sodium. They are good for weight management and can boost the immune system. They are found active in improving nutrition and promoting better diet quality along with destroying cancer cells and facilitating nerve regeneration. Mushrooms are neither vegetable nor fruit, they are fungi but they can eradicate viruses and bacteria as they have antiviral and antibacterial properties.
Wild mushrooms normally grow on the soil or on its food source. Most of the mushrooms have an umbrella like structure with a cap attached to the stem. Underneath the cap there reside gills which produce mushroom spores.
If you want to cultivate the mushrooms having the spores is primary need but chasing the mushrooms and grinding them to have their spores is quite a bit difficult task. One can simply buy mushroom spores online or at a mushroom shop where they pack the mushroom spores in tight sealed bottles.
In the past, people cultivated mushrooms for the textile industry. Before the invention of synthetic dyes, mushrooms were used as the coloring agent. They are rich in chromophores and are present in different colors. Mushrooms are no longer cultivated for dyeing but for medical field and edible purpose.
There are around ten thousand species of mushrooms, among them 50 – 100 are poisonous. There are some varieties which are a little toxic and are used to make medicines. These medicines help in relieving chronic fatigue, flu, smallpox etc.
Most of the cultivators purchase the mushroom spores online to boost their cultivation. They are rich in quality and give the suitable results. The cultivated mushrooms are known as the field mushrooms. When the head pops up the ground it is referred as pin, at next stage, it is called button. At this stage, the mushroom can pull in water through its mycelium and the cultivator should take extra care of the moisture. Since they are not plant and they don’t require sunlight for photosynthesis, they are cultivated in dark place. Only a few species of mushroom need sunlight, not for photosynthesis but for the signal to start the growth. All types of mushrooms require the correct amount of humidity and temperature for their growth whether it is indoor harvest or outdoor harvest.
Author Bio: The writer is an expert in the field of Psilocybe Cubensis with focus on Psilocybe Cubensis Spores.