Steps on how to use Mushroom grow bags in Australia
Once you’ve settled on the type of mushrooms you’ll be growing, start preparing the compost – as we said above, this will take some time to do fully and you’ll want to get a head start. You’ll need some heating equipment with precise temperature controls because you’ll need to heat up the compost to a certain level in order to kill harmful microbes yet spare the more useful ones which survive at slightly higher temperatures. In addition, you’ll want to keep a close eye on your compost because you’ll need to harvest it a bit early – that way it will have the fullest possible concentration of the microbes you’re interested in. Cooling it properly is important afterwards as well, in order to finalize its preparation for the growing.
Other important details about the preparation for growing mushrooms include buying your spores – you’ll have to figure out which ones you’re going to get among the many different strains of mushrooms out there, because this will decide the way you’re preparing for their growing to a large extent. Like we said above, every different strain of mushrooms has its own unique growing requirements, and you’ll need to observe those as best as possible. Generally though, your choice would boil down to two types of mushrooms – one of those types requires a material different from compost to grow properly, so you’ll need to know what you’ll be growing in advance. It’s worth mentioning that the compost-type mushrooms tend to be a bit easier to grow in general though, so they’re usually a good starting choice for beginners who’re not yet sure what to do for their first attempt.
Preparing the substrate takes a while though – this isn’t just regular soil that you can buy at the gardening supplies store (well technically you could shop for your substrate but that isn’t always recommended, especially when you’re just trying out the growing procedure for the first time and still need to learn the ropes). You should be prepared to wait a few weeks until it’s fully done and capable of sustaining the growth of your mushrooms – don’t rush this process because it’s crucial for the further development of the fungi!
And if this is your first time growing mushrooms, don’t fall for the temptation of buying a starter kit – even though those can be very convenient later on when you’re familiar with the process entirely and you know exactly what’s going on at each stage of the growing, using a mushroom kit can be rather unbeneficial to beginners because it takes away some of the experience which you’d normally gain by doing everything yourself.
Furthermore, try to educate yourself as much as possible – growing mushrooms is very tricky to pull off right and it will take you a lot of trials and errors, but if you’re serious about it and persistent enough, you’ll eventually be able to grow the perfect batch of mushrooms every time. Buying a good book on the subject is a good way to accelerate your learning, because today’s market for this kind of literature is quite well-developed and you can buy tons of interesting manuals that describe the process of growing mushrooms from A to Z in a very detailed manner.