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Information about Portabella mushrooms: Can I grow Portabella mushrooms?

Portabella mushrooms are delicious large mushrooms that are particularly succulent when grilled. They are often used instead of ground meat for a tasty vegetarian “burger”. I like them, but I don’t distinguish between mushrooms and I like them the same way. This love affair with mushrooms made me wonder if I could grow portabella mushrooms.

Information on the fungus Portabella

Just to answer what might be confusing here. I’m talking about the portabella mushrooms, but you’re thinking portobello mushrooms. Is there a difference between portobello mushrooms and portabella mushrooms? No, it just depends on who you’re talking to.

Both are slightly different ways of pronouncing the name of the riper Crimini mushrooms (yes, they are sometimes called cremini). Portabellas, or portobellos as the case may be, are simply criminini that are 3 to 7 days older and therefore larger – about 5 cm wide.

But I’m rambling. The question was, “Can I grow portabella mushrooms?” Yes, actually, you can grow your own portabella mushrooms. You can buy a kit or start the process yourself, but you’ll still have to buy the spores from the mushrooms.

How to grow portabella mushrooms

When you grow a carrier mushroom, the easiest thing to do is probably to buy a hand kit. The kit comes complete with everything you need and requires no effort on your part, except for opening the box and

and then spray regularly. Place the mushroom kit in a cool, dark place. In a few weeks you will start to see them germinate. It’s easy.

If you’re ready for a little more challenge, you can try growing carrier mushrooms like you do. As mentioned, you have to buy the spores, but the rest is quite simple. Portabella mushrooms can be grown both indoors and outdoors.

Cultivating outdoor slides

If you are growing outdoors, make sure that daytime temperatures do not exceed 70 degrees F. (21 C.) and that night temperatures do not fall below 50 F. (10 C.).

If you want to start growing your carrier mushroom outdoors, you need to do a little preparation work. Build a raised bed that is 4 feet by 4 feet and 8 cm deep. Fill the bed with 2 or 3 inches of well seasoned manure. Cover it with cardboard and use black plastic to cover the bed. This will create a process called solar radiation, which sterilizes the bed. Keep the bed covered for two weeks. At that time, ask for your mushroom spores to arrive when the bed is ready.

After two weeks, remove the plastic and cardboard. Sprinkle an inch of spores on the compost and then mix them lightly. Let them rest for a few weeks, during which time you will see a white webbed film (mycelium) appear on the surface of the soil. Congratulations! This means that your spores are growing.

Now apply a 1 cm layer of moist peat moss to the compost. Cover it with newspaper. Spray daily with distilled water and continue in this vein, spraying twice a day for 10 days. Harvesting can be done at any time afterwards, depending on your pruning preferences.

Growing indoor slides

To grow your mushrooms indoors, you will need a tray, fertilizer, peat and newspaper. The process is very similar to growing mushrooms outdoors. The tray should be 8 cm deep and 4 feet x 4 feet or similar in size.

Fill the tray with 6 cm of dried manure, sprinkle with spores, mix with fertilizer and pack lightly. Place the tray in the dark until you see the revealing white growth.

Next, place a layer of wet peat moss and cover it with newspaper. Spray twice a day for two weeks. Remove the paper and check your mushrooms. If you see small white heads, remove the newspaper permanently. If not, replace the newspaper and continue spraying for another week.

Once the paper is removed, spray it daily. Again, harvest according to your size preference. Because you can control the temperature, growing mushrooms indoors can be a year-round adventure. Keep the room between 65 and 70 degrees F. (18-21 C.).

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