Extra pictures to help grow in a biobag with the same procedure as growing in a normal bag.
If you would like to do a separate experiment to see if the mushroom can grow in the cardboard box, follow the second column of 'b' pictures from step 9. Note that this will not be a 'fair test' if comparing with growing in normal plastic bags.
Add 2.3-2.5L of water
Straw should just be covered
press down carefully and fasten
Tip to drain
Hold tightly and shake side to side and up and down
Tip all the straw mix into the Biobag
Cut crosses carefully, or use 3 pencil holes instead of one cross. Place them around the side, with a few on top.
Place the Biobag in the box
without cutting any holes
Place box in the big white bag
Sprinkle 4 teaspoons of water
around the box then cover
with the breathable cloth.
mushrooms start to
grow out of the plastic.
If mycelium is covering all the
straw, remove the cloth.
Lower the white bag
cut or rip the cardboard
to be level with the bag.
Place the box back in the white bag
cover with the protective cloth.
These mushrooms are ready to pick.
Chopped straw and a black oat seed
An oat plant in flower- Maybe you could grow 10-20 plants and make your own straw for another experiment!
The roots showing the tillers and rooting nodes
What's the difference between
'mushroom spawn' and 'mushroom spores'?
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