All great suggestions--and a great thread. I currently have some beautiful reishi growing, but it took a long time to grow. I have oysters in a bucket incubating, along with a few other projects. The only suggestion that I have to add is to mist frequently instead of watering. Sure, when I bury something I do water some, and when the substrate is too dry, I pay attention to that--but misting is what mycelium prefers. Actually, I have drowned out a few projects already. I woke up one morning in April to a floating bed of mycelium in its subsrate, and I had been growing that stuff since November. I saved it, as I realized nature has floods too--but I did age the mycelium in the process and it changed the course of the entire project. Mushrooms fruit with misting, not flooding (think what happens after the rain storm, not during the middle of the event). I look forward to following this. Thanks!