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sim andy
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Hi Shroom folks, great day to everyone here. Im living currently in Cambodia. ( im originally from Singapore) i have recently fell in love with Mushroom growing and have read for the past months on cultivating mushroom. There is a farm over here where they teach how to grow mushroom. but the thing is im getting more & more confused from what he (Farm owner) and what i read ( PDF from Phds and so on) But in here it seems to be a so easy thing to do!!! (which is a good sign kikikiki) So what i intend to do is use part of my balcony at home and start cultivating the mushroom. I need folks in here really to advice me since i really never had hands on before on this issue. i intend to use spent coffee grounds and sugarcane bagasse. I will snap a few photo on my balcony and post it and hope folks in here can advice me of the things i might need to do up.... Thanks in advance !! Cheers!!

 
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That sounds like a good plan. Just be patient, as it will take time for the hyphae to grow, and you can't really see progress from day to day like you can with tomato plants. I read where king oyster mushrooms take about 4 months from inoculating spawn until the first flush of mushrooms, and then that flush is going to happen almost overnight.

Good luck, and your questions here are always welcome.
 
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John Elliott wrote:That sounds like a good plan. Just be patient, as it will take time for the hyphae to grow, and you can't really see progress from day to day like you can with tomato plants. I read where king oyster mushrooms take about 4 months from inoculating spawn until the first flush of mushrooms, and then that flush is going to happen almost overnight.

Good luck, and your questions here are always welcome.




Thank you
 
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How do i upload photo? Anyone can help?

 
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Below the window you write in there is a button called "attachments". Click it, select the file, and when you submit your post it will be automatically uploaded to your post.



What species of mushroom are you going to grow?
 
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Florian Kogseder wrote:Below the window you write in there is a button called "attachments". Click it, select the file, and when you submit your post it will be automatically uploaded to your post.



What species of mushroom are you going to grow?



Thanks for your help. Im trying to do Oyster, king oyster. After which will be reishi and shitake
 
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Here is the pic of my balcony.... I was thinking to put nettings up to get the dust n whatever so not out...
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i intend to use the bathtub to store water and put in a water pump to make a water fall effect to keep the area cool and for humidity
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Looks like you have a lot of vertical space to stack your growing containers.

Here's a paper (the first 2 pages) about growing oyster mushroom on coffee grounds: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1023/A:1014999616381#page-1

A Brazilian paper about growing oyster mushroom on coffee husks.

How they are growing them in Cuba.

Adding in rice straw and banana leaves to the media here.

As you can see, there are many ways to prepare media to grow your mushrooms on. If you study what is common to all the methods and try to repeat that, you should be successful in your efforts. Once you have a recipe that works well in your climate, then you may think of other waste materials that you can also use.
 
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Thanks John for the info...im intending to do racks on the latter stage when i succeed in the test runs... the width of the balcony is 4 meters and the length should be around 7 meters. Was thinking and planning of 3 to 4 rows using bamboos as they are cheaper then anything that can be found here.... woods, metals, they are very very expensive over here. By the way anyone can tell me if i can actually spray water directly on the spawn bags? cause to my understanding from what i read, we are not allowed to do that as it might attract others to live on the spawn bags. Now i saw video clips that people actually spray water onto the mushroom and bag.... saw this on youtube . this guy actually owns mushroom farm in the Phillipines. ..... Guess im getting confused by now... kikikik
 
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sim andy wrote: spray water directly on the spawn bags? cause to my understanding from what i read, we are not allowed to do that as it might attract others to live on the spawn bags.


These rules are so you don't end up with contamination -- other mushroom spores landing on your spawn bags and competing with what you really want to grow. Apparently the guy in the Philippines gets away with it and hasn't had a problem....yet. But the first time he has a contamination problem, he will be cleaning up his growing technique. You won't know until you try it and see how it goes.
 
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true John... better be safe then to be sorry...... im thinking to buy few ready spawn bags to see if it can work out... take it as a test first. but at the same time will try to cultivate some king oyster cultivation.
 
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You're going to want to be careful about which type of mushroom you're growing. Tree oysters do well here in the PNW of the US, but I think you're in a warmer and more humid climate. There are many mushrooms which will do better in your climate than here but do some research on which ones fit your climate.
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John Saltveit wrote:You're going to want to be careful about which type of mushroom you're growing. Tree oysters do well here in the PNW of the US, but I think you're in a warmer and more humid climate. There are many mushrooms which will do better in your climate than here but do some research on which ones fit your climate.
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Thanks for the advice. Yap did my research on what are the types of mushroom that is good to be grown here. still need to gather few more things before i can start my cultivation....
 
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