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I have never grown mushrooms before. This is an experiment I invite you to join. I want this to be an active group learning experience. One of the first step to growing mushrooms is harvesting spores. We start with the White Button mushroom and the Baby Bella mushrooms. I will show you my learning curve through all the steps of grow mushrooms indoors.

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  1. An Experiment: Growing Mushrooms – Collect Spores with Mushroom Spore
    Prints 1 of 6

    I have never grown mushrooms before. This is an experiment I invite you to
    join. I want this to be an active group learning experience. One of the
    first step to growing mushrooms is harvesting spores.

    We start with the White Button mushroom and the Baby Bella mushrooms. I
    will show you my learning curve through all the steps of grow mushrooms
    indoors.

  2. I’ve been thinking of trying to grow mushrooms a some point. This is an
    interesting experiment that I might try out for my self (after some
    research of course). I look forward to seeing how it turns out. Thanks so
    much!

  3. Supposedly you are to collect the spores from the print and then make an
    inoculation from it and inject it into the substrate you chose but you
    must do everything in a sterile environment.. there are several videos for
    that here also. I am in the process of doing that right now I just laid my
    Portobello on the paper an hour ago.. I have the sterilized grain ready
    with the syringe to inoculate it as soon as it is ready…

  4. I made two shiitake logs about two years ago. They have bloomed 4 or 5
    times, and still put out every so often. Since they were so successful I
    plan on making a bunch more late winter, early spring… But different
    varieties this time. 

  5. I have never grown mushrooms before. This is an experiment I invite you to
    join. I want this to be an active group learning experience. One of the
    first step to growing mushrooms is harvesting spores. We start with the
    White Button mushroom and the Baby Bella mushrooms. I will show you my
    learning curve through all the steps of grow mushrooms indoo

  6. I have wanted to learn this myself for a long time, I’ve watched a ton of
    videos however I have not seen a successful Crimini or baby bella video
    yet. Here’s to hoping! 🙂 I’ve also noticed in these video’s that
    mushroom spawn is highly susceptible to contamination and that you should
    always wash your hands and any surfaces that come in contact with the
    substrate and spores using Isopropal alcohol. Good luck Gary!
    Following…

  7. Gary: Today I started the mushroom growing experiment with shiitake
    mushrooms. I purchased some from a local person selling at the farmers
    market. Put the mushroom caps on thick paper for the spore printing. I’m
    watching your videos for advise on what to do next. Hopefully I can grow
    mushrooms too!! Thanks for making this available to us. I love learning
    new types of gardening. This is definitely an adventure!

  8. Im trying to do it with two types of mushrooms. 1. bella 2. white mushroom.
    I would appreciate if you could type it out as i cant follow through as
    being deaf. Why the mushrooms facing down on the paper? Whats next? Thanks 

  9. Gary: I bought some home grown shiitake mushrooms from a guy at the
    farmers market Saturday. Can I go ahead, before they rot, if they do rot,
    make the spore card impressions?. They are in a paper bag. Should I
    refrigerate them until I get the spores on the cards? Love the experiment!
    Thanks.

  10. Well, Gary, you have answered my question before I have had the opportunity
    to ask it again. Mushrooms are one if not the best source of protein for a
    vegan food plan. I opened YouTube this morning to search and there you were
    at the top of my list. What a blessing. Can not wait for the next step.

  11. We wanted to try this but catalog companies are not allowed to send their
    mushroom kits to this state.
    Yes I think I shall try this ..thank you for sharing this option. We will
    look forward to your follow up mushroom series.

  12. Looking forward to how you go its something I wanted to try. I tried to
    inoculate two grow beds last year that I had filled with compost and bark
    chips. I hope I will get something from that in the future.

  13. Thanks Gary. Great idea…from my reading I would say the most important
    factor in success is to use sterile growing medium. You’ve inspired me to
    try this along with everyone else. Look forward to reading the comments and
    seeing more videos.

  14. An Experiment: Growing Mushrooms – Collect Spores with Mushroom Spore
    Prints 1 of 6

    I have never grown mushrooms before. This is an experiment I invite you to
    join. I want this to be an active group learning experience. One of the
    first step to growing mushrooms is harvesting spores.

    We start with the White Button mushroom and the Baby Bella mushrooms. I
    will show you my learning curve through all the steps of grow mushrooms
    indoors.

  15. I’ve bought a kit to grow oyster mushrooms and I’ve also made spore prints
    from mushrooms I collected from the wild. That is as much as I have done
    involving growing mushrooms.

  16. awesome man..will watch with interest..if it works i will be happy (
    shrooms are like steak to vegetarians & expensive) and will try it on wild
    picked Morels this spring.

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