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Hi everyone
I'm new to fungi and am fascinated
I was thinking of getting a 120litre plastic bucket and filling it a 1/4 full of wood chips then inoculating it with oyster or button mushrooms

just wondering if this would work if it kept it hydrated

just my first idea of growing mushrooms

Thanks
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Button mushrooms are not wood decomposers they thrive on compost as they are secondary decomposers.

So go with oysters.

How are you planing to inoculate?

LG
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I think I tried to run before I can walk

I have no idea how I could do it, I am a ventilated quadriplegic and spend lots of time on google

would be great to get into but I need a mycologist friend
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A good start is to watch the videos from www.mushroomvideos.com -- you can find pieces of it on YouTube
 
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Shane Agnew wrote:I think I tried to run before I can walk

I have no idea how I could do it, I am a ventilated quadriplegic and spend lots of time on google

would be great to get into but I need a mycologist friend




Hi Shane...welcome to permies! it's good to have you here
Lots of fungi folks to learn from in this forum...don't hesitate to ask questions.
 
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Hi Shane - This is a great idea for you!    I'm sure you've found Paul Stamets of Fungi Perfecti by now for inspiration, and there are also passionate mushroom spawn suppliers who provide growing information.  I'm just starting my outdoor mushroom bed this year, so I'm not much help to you yet - but I just bought spawn from Tradd and Olga Cotter of MushroomMountain.com  in South Carolina (who I chose for climate similarity).   Very nice people who love to teach and experiment - I'm sure if you email and tell them your goal they'd be happy to help with details.   In their catalog they have basic instructions for container growing different colors of oyster mushrooms - sounds like fun!  (I'm thinking small aquarium?  I see them free on Craigslist from time to time)     Best wishes and let us know how it goes - with pictures if possible :)
 
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