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Hi;

I am from Portugal, and I have researched a lot about sustainable agriculture.

In recent times I have been interested in earthworms and mushrooms
What do you think about outdoors growing mushrooms on vermicompost beds???
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Howdy Vitor, welcome to permies!

It sounds like a great idea but I do not have any experience with trying it. I have added your post to the composting forum to seed if we can both learn the answer.
 
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Miles Flansburg wrote:Howdy Vitor, welcome to permies!

It sounds like a great idea but I do not have any experience with trying it. I have added your post to the composting forum to seed if we can both learn the answer.



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Hi;

Is there anyone with experience in outdoors/garden mushrooms?
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I just pulled 4 beautiful Garden Giants from near my compost pile. They started off on a dark, wood chips and cardboard area near by and have wandered a bit. I started with a kit because I wanted to be familiar with the shape, smell, etc. of the mushroom since we have wild ones here that are poisonous. I also chose a mushroom that doesn't look like the normal ones here, so there would be no mistake. I hear a lot of people have luck with the garden giant in their garden coexisting with plants. My experience so far seems to speak to that, though I'm no expert. It isn't in the compost pile, though this type I think likes compost. I see there being three general categories of mushrooms: hardwood lovers, softwood lovers, and compost lovers. Most all will grow a little on cardboard. Softwood lovers do amazing on cardboard and people also use grain or often straw with them. In other words the medium depends on the mushroom. A good starter mushroom for me was some oyster mushrooms mycelium grown from store-bought mushrooms on cardboard. It was free and allowed me to experiment and become familiar with fungi. Good luck!
 
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The funny thing is I feed mushroom compost to my worms. I add spent brewers grains.

 
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