Trees for cultivating Mushrooms

Mushrooms    None Given

we have few typs of trees but i know nothing about tree typs, and i know nothing about hardwood and softwood. is there away i can tell the difference? can i cultivate mushrooms in coffee waste ?

Posted by: reem (9 points) reem
Posted: January 17, 2015

Karen Barker commented,
Hardwoods in North America - oaks, maples, ash, beech all good for mushroom inoculation - must be freshly cut. 4" diameter, 4-5 foot lengths worked well for us. Get a carbide tip for your drill, the hardwoods are death on drill bits. You can use coffee grounds but you need a bulking medium that will soak up moisture, otherwise the grounds become moldy. I will be trying this soon - I will be mixing coffee chaff that I get from a local coffee roaster with the grounds that I get from a local bakery. You could use wood chips, shredded newspaper, anything that will absorb the moisture. I'll be inoculating with elm oyster spawn.
almost 6 years ago.


If you tell us what trees you have, we could perhaps tell you if they are hardwood or softwood.

Posted by: Lindsay McMenemy (2 points) Lindsay McMenemy
Posted: January 19, 2015

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