1. Getting substrate and spawn
For culturing one must get mushroom spawn for sale. Using a sterile culture one’s spawn can be easily produced. The ready to buy spawn that is already inoculated is also available by some very efficient suppliers. Though anyone can also make their spawn that can render high costs of start-up. Therefore using ready spawns is the way to go. The substrate can also be bought, or wood chips and straw can be utilized.
2. Preparing substrate
After having received the mushroom spawn for sale, the preparation for substrate needs to be done. Thus the straw needs to be chopped and wetted well. After having soaked the hay, it is advisable that in a boiling water pot these pieces of straw must be heated. The boiling has to be continued and straw pieces removed.
3. Packing bags
In this stage, the plastic bags must be packed with spawn and straw. Two to three inches of straw must be packed into the bag made of plastic, and the spawn must be evenly sprinkled on top. This process has to be repeated while the bag is almost filled mushroom substrate after that holes have to be poked and the top closed.
At this stage, it is the right time to nurture. The temperature of the growing area must be maintained around more than seventy degrees Fahrenheit. The bags then have to be placed on shelving units. There should be provisions made so that natural light may not enter. Every crack in the window and the windows itself must be covered completely. A darkroom light red must be used to check on it. After a few days, tiny pinheads of mushrooms shall be noticeable near the made holes.
5. Fruiting it
A high level of humidity is the prime requisite for mushroom spawns to be bigger mushrooms. The required temperature ought to be more than sixty degrees Fahrenheit. Unlike incubation loads of light is needed in this phase. The mycelium finally needs to be shocked that shall force produce mushrooms