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Oyster mushroom blocks in small greenhouse.

 
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So I love cooking oyster mushrooms but my roomates  freeze the apt thus slowing the growth or just make it dormant. I live in florida (humidity central) and I'm thinking on how I would go about making a small 2ft wide 4ft tall humid greenhouse to put some blocks for growing or if anyone knows where I could get something like this?
Any thought is a great thought.
 
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A lot of people put a plastic bag over their mushroom block to increase humidity.
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John Saltveit wrote:A lot of people put a plastic bag over their mushroom block to increase humidity.
John S
PDX OR



Lol That is literally what I am currently doing but my apt complex probably wouldn't take too kindly to a bunch of blocks in bags outside my door. That's mainly why I want to find something more aesthetically pleasing to the eye
 
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Have you thought about building a cold frame?
Here's a link with 10 diy cold frame plans http://theselfsufficientliving.com/cold-frame-plans-easy-build/. Of course, in FL you might want to replace the glass/plastic with screening instead. Most of the year you'd bake your mushrooms, otherwise. If you had a flat top and it's low enough, maybe you'd even want to replace the glass with wood and let the cold frame do double duty as a bench or table. I've never had a landlord object to a relatively attractive piece of patio furniture.

 
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Google Martha fruiting chamber.  Based on cheap vinyl patio greenhouses, evidently the Martha Stewart brand was stupid cheap when Kmart was going under.  
 
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