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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.

    Instruction          

 

1      

Aboxout

   atwin

Apour

Add 2.3-2.5L of water

Awatered

Straw should just be covered

 

2

   Atied  

press down carefully and fasten

 

 4   

 Atipwater

Tip to drain

Asqueeze

Squeeze

Adrain

 

7

 Aspawnin

 

8

 Ashake

Hold tightly and shake side to side and up and down

9

 Bmix2bio

Tip all the straw mix into the Biobag

Bbiobagsfilled  Bbiobagfilled2

Cut crosses carefully, or use 3 pencil holes instead of one cross. Place them around the side, with a few on top.

 

10                                          10bBbiowrap

                                                 Bbiobaginbox

                  Place the Biobag in the box

without cutting any holes

     

11                                          11bAwrapinbag

                            Bbioinbags

Place box in the big white bag

Sprinkle 4 teaspoons of water

around the box then cover

with the breathable cloth.

13                                        13b

AspawnrunLeave the cloth on until

mushrooms start to

 grow out of the plastic.

If mycelium is covering all the

 straw, remove the cloth.

14                                           14bBbiofruit

  Afruit                                

 

Lower the white bag

cut or rip the cardboard

to be level with the bag.

15b 

 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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Last updated 12 02 2009