A journal about cultivating


How I prepare bulk substrate and pack buckets for cultivating oyster mushrooms

April 30th, 2022 — Preparing bulk substrate for cultivating oyster mushrooms in buckets is a process that stretches over two days, I show you how I go about it in this post

My pink oyster buckets worked

February 19th, 2022 — My bucket work paid off and I ate the mushrooms.

Been busy buidling

January 17th, 2022 — During the last month or so, I've been so busy trying to source stuff and finishing my grow room

Coffee and contamination

November 13th, 2021 — The coffee has failed me, but I am not giving up on it yet.

Figuring out sterilisation

November 12th, 2021 — I can't decide what is the best way to go about buying a decent pressure cooker.

The jars are colonising, but we've got contam!

November 1st, 2021 — I thought I killed the cultures or that there was something wrong with the substrate, but the jars have finally started colonising, and we've got contam.

I bought a bucket at the farmer's market and made oyster 'shroom chips

October 19th, 2021 — I found a guy selling oyster mushroom buckets at the farmer's market and made some chips from the harvest.

Tubby is in the fruiting chamber

October 12th, 2021 — The first tub has been moved to the fruiting chamber and it's looking good!

The jars haven't colonised yet

October 10th, 2021 — Sadly, after two weeks, the mycelium in the glass jars haven't done anything.

Making substrate with coffee grounds

October 9th, 2021 — Will this work? I don't know, we shall see!

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