If you are interested in learning how to grow Golden Teacher mushrooms, then you have found the right place. This article will teach you all that you ever wanted to know about this type of mushroom. I am sure once you finish reading this, you will be eager to grow your own mushrooms. It really is quite simple, as long as you follow the correct steps. Here are just a few things to keep in mind.
Always follow the same method that you started with on your initial adventure of how to grow Golden Teacher Mushrooms, with the exception of soaking your substrate. When you ready to seed your substrate, it is important to remember that the correct method for seeding is to use at the bottom and leave a few inches of space at the top. This allows the spores to spread evenly throughout your substrate. Keep an eye on your Golden Teacher Mushrooms throughout their growth cycle and always keep an eye on the moisture level of your substrate.
Harvesting your mushrooms should be done weekly or depending on how fast your growth has grown. Make sure to only pick the spore prints that are ready to be consumed. Once you have picked out what you think are the edible ones, seal them up in a cheese cloth bag. Your goal is to prevent the spores from spreading because if they do, you won’t get any of your harvest.
Now that you know how to grow them, you need to purchase a good growing medium. The most popular and effective growing medium is Golden Teacher brand of grow kit. Although there are many other brands available, I have personally tested most of them and they all work very well. When purchasing a Golden Teacher Grow kit make sure you get one that has plenty of air circulation and is UV sterilized. You don’t want any bacteria to be introduced into your mushrooms while they are growing. These two factors are the biggest factors of why mushrooms fail to grow.
Most people who buy Golden Teacher mushrooms are beginners who don’t really understand what it takes to grow mushrooms. If you are new to cultivation, I suggest that you start off with a grow kit that contains a Golden Teacher mycelium substrate. Don’t purchase the Golden Teacher brand if you don’t have mycelium substrate included. If you choose to use regular soil, try to use organic soil. Organic soil contains much more nutrients than synthetic soil and it will help your grow.
After you have picked your spore prints, you must take extreme care not to wash the spore areas with soap or water. This can kill your spores. It is also a good idea to use a air purifier and dehumidifier. All of these things will help your grow healthier and faster. Once you have the spore prints and your jars full of your precious ingredients, you will need to get started on the mushroom growth cycle.
First, remove all of the live spores from the packaging and place them in a glass jar with your Mycelium substrate. Cover the jars with the glass jars so that no air can get in the jar and let the spores settle to the bottom. This will give you a better idea as to how many spores remain and how fast your new mushroom growth cycle will pick up speed. Once the spores have settled, remove the spore prints from the top of the jars and discard them.
Now, it’s time to slice up the mushrooms and transfer the slices to your work surface. With a clean and sharp scalpel, cut the spore paper into strips. These strips will make it easier for your bloodline to transfer nutrients to your agar base. With the right tools, you should be able to grow your first batch of mushrooms in just a few short days!