The first thing to do in the beginning of the mushroom growing season is to get your mushroom compost started. This is very important and can be done by simply placing a few handfuls of straw into a bucket or pot. You can also add some shredded newspaper, grass clippings, and other types of organic material.
Now you want to place this in a dark, dry area. A garage works great because it’s warm and dark. Place the bucket in the garage and let it sit there for a couple of weeks. It will start to decompose and turn into a rich compost.
Once it has turned into compost, you can use it as fertilizer. Make sure that you only use it after it has been composted for at least a year. If you use it before then, you will kill off all of the beneficial fungi. You should also make sure that you don’t over use it. It is important to keep it balanced so that you have enough nitrogen and carbon. If you do not have the right balance, your mushrooms may grow too fast and not be able to produce the proper amount of mycelium.
If you would like to use this type of compost to grow mushrooms indoors, you should make sure that you have the right temperature. The best temperatures are between 60 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Also make sure that you have good air circulation. You can use a fan to help circulate the air. This will allow the spores to spread out and find the best environment for them.
You should also make sure that you have a proper substrate. The substrate is what the mushroom mycelium needs to grow on. There are many different substrates that you can use. Some of the most common ones are sawdust, wood chips, and coconut coir. You can also use pine needles and twigs. Make sure that you soak the substrate in water for 24 hours before adding it to the bucket. This will allow the substrate to expand and absorb any moisture that was left in the straw.