Growing Mushrooms From a 3 Lb Log Kit

I’ve always been fascinated by growing mushrooms and have tried many times with very limited success.  I’m trying again with an Oyster Kit and got my first flush.  However I am again battling a surface mold.  This is the problem I’ve repeatedly had in past efforts.  My family loves mushrooms and we would eat several pounds a week if we could so one of my goals is to build something in my basement to produce them.  But I still haven’t figured out the contamination issue.  From what I’ve been heard and read something the size of a closet could produce enough for a family, but I haven’t been able to find a source of concrete information of someone doing it.

Some Resources:
The Urban Farming Guys

Peter McCoy on The Survival Podcast

Small Scale Mushroom Cultivation


Author: Jerry Ward

Working on creating a 10 acre urban homestead in S.E. Michigan. To pay the bills I work as a product manager/business analyst in the IT field. Now the admin of Save Our Skills