How to Grow Button Mushrooms at Your Own Home at Easy with mushroom growing kits

How to Grow Button Mushrooms at Your Own Home at Easy

It is very shocking to think about the considerable number of people who think that process of growing button mushrooms is a hectic task. In reality growing button mushrooms can be a very simple activity. Clear idea about the various techniques and methods that has to be employed to establish the highest quality button mushrooms, this process of growing button mushrooms can become a cakewalk. There is a possibility of growing these button mushrooms without the aid of any mushroom kit or mushroom growing equipments, but the quality of mushroom produced can be significantly increased using various mushroom growing kits and equipments that are available. There should be careful decision that needs to be taken while selecting mushroom growing kit. This decision can mainly be influenced by the type of button mushroom fruit you desire.

Essentials for growing button mushroom

Mushroom Growing Kits

Some of the equipments you will be requiring to grow button mushrooms include tray, compost, water mister, mushroom spawns, spores, newspapers, syringes, and foils. One of the key aspects for increasing the yield and quality of mushroom is to determine inoculation points. The tray to be used for growing button mushroom will be ideal if it is 2 x 3 (length x breadth) inches. Other trays of different dimensions can also be used, but the former dimension will be best suited. The depth of tray shall be anywhere between 6 to 8 inches. The ideal depth will be of 6.5 inches. The tray can be any container or in case you don’t have any container then it can be produced from scrap wood.

Procedure for growing button mushroom

The tray should first be filled with compost that is well rotten. The compost of highest quality should be selected for best results. The compost should be capable of forming a ball like structure when it is pressed with the help of fist. It is also required that the compost should easily be broken when it is being touched with hands. To make possible this kind of compost it is required that water should be uniformly dispersed inside the compost. When the compost is saggy it will not produce good results. Flake of dry spawns measuring about 2 cups should be mixed along with compost to produce loose mixture. Then the loose mixture should be piled up and allowed to be set during overnight. Next day the loose mixture containing spawn and compost should be pressed deep inside the tray. The pressure can be applied either using scrap wood or by other objects that are flat.

Ideal conditions

High Quality Mushroom WallpaperThe mixture should be maintained at sixty five to seventy degree Fahrenheit. Water should be sprayed to this mixture uniformly and pouring of water should be avoided since it will affect the growing process. After two or three weeks white webbing like thing can be seen on the compost. It is necessary to apply peat moss that is moist in condition and form a one and a half inch layer over it. Care should be taken to make sure that peat moss is sufficiently moist to enhance the growth of mushrooms. Now cover the peat moss with many regions of newspapers which is uniformly sprayed with water. Spray water twice daily and maintain the buildup undisturbed for a period of 10 days at fifty five degree Fahrenheit. Remove newspaper after few days and continue to spray them with water. After few days there will be several fruits that will be emerging from a thin white structure that will resemble a thin pin. You can pick the button mushroom fruit when they are small or you can allow them to grow bigger. The mushroom fruits in most cases will emerge every 10 to 15 days for duration of 2 to 7 months.

Button mushroom growing kit

If you feel that the above process is tedious to be undertaken or want the entire process to be accelerated to obtain button mushroom fruit in lesser time then there are number of button mushroom growing kit that will be of great use. Some of the popularly used button mushroom growing kit includes macrodome kit and casing mushroom growing kit. Using these kits even a child could grow mushrooms in a very short period.

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  • roseann diones April 24, 2010, 21:19

    i wish they have a procedure of planting of golden mushroom thanks,.

  • ram July 1, 2010, 00:25


    i need more details on cultivating button mushroom and its strategies. could u pls

  • ruth August 16, 2010, 01:44


    can u please advise me where i can sell them.

  • ruth August 16, 2010, 01:53

    thanks for advising us on how to grow mushrooms, you have explained all the details in a very understandable manner.

  • cheranlee February 8, 2011, 02:01

    i would like to know how i can get these mushroom spores as i am in Malaysia.

  • Juliette March 10, 2011, 19:59

  • ng boon theong April 24, 2011, 22:41

    thank you very mch for the info.
    Where can i buy the mushroom spores in kuala lumpur

  • give me the details where can get the material and mushroom growing kit pl give details April 25, 2011, 06:03

    the article on mushroom growing is helpful but some more details regarding details of raw materials and kit may be added

  • don mcgee August 22, 2011, 10:42

    if i wish to continuously grow button or portobelo shrooms, is it necessary to continuously
    purchase new flakes/spore every 3 to 7 months or will, by not harvesting all and allowing some to remain and mature and die, these species continue to repropagate themselves in the growing medium; simular to the way i select and dry vegetables from my garden thereby having a constant supply of seeds to replant the next season? this is very interesting and i look foward to any replies you wish to share

  • kannan subu October 8, 2011, 02:36

    Hai ! Nice to know about it, 1 – Is there any method for preparing composite 2 – What is theclimatic conditions it grow well 3 – In INDIA – Chennai the yield will be Ok, If u respond i will be happy

  • Nayyar Hashmey November 7, 2011, 05:28

    Thanx 4 putting up such simple but practical approach on growing button mashrooms. I now feel confident that I can grow buttons with much more ease than before. Wud wish such posts on other mushrooms as well.

  • Louis November 8, 2011, 04:51

    Thanks for posting this, I plan on giving it a try very soon.

  • khalid m sodhi November 10, 2011, 02:44

    form where growing material be got and where to sell product

  • Raju November 15, 2011, 05:47

    where i get button mashroom seeds in karnataka state,india

  • Bernard Gadzikwa November 21, 2011, 04:25

    Where can one get the growing kits. Please supply website or contacts.

  • vijay pardeshi November 22, 2011, 07:10

    please send me all information about manufacture button mashroom in amravati (vidhrbha) maharastra on my mail id

  • vijay pardeshi November 22, 2011, 07:11

    also send me actual market price

  • Manivannan November 24, 2011, 06:10

    Sir we are cultivated the button mushroom,where will sale it.

  • arun kumar November 30, 2011, 04:45

    i want proper knowlege about white button mushroom

  • Pubudu December 1, 2011, 05:23

    how to buy button mushrooms seeds from india

  • Dionne December 10, 2011, 04:20

    Please let me know where I may purchase spores for Button and Portobellini mushrooms. I reside on the South African south coast. Enjoyed the information, easy to understand.Can these be grown in a mini tunnel?

  • Raajitha Prithvi December 10, 2011, 05:48

    Dear All,

    Informative article on Mushroom growing.
    Can anyone guide me with complete details like how to grow in Indian condtions, where can we source material required in India. Any book , Printed material, or a site reference will help me.
    Thanks & Regards
    Raajitha Prithvi

  • Smita Samal December 16, 2011, 14:23

    Please, let me know how can I maintain that climatic condition for growing button mushrooms?

  • Clement December 19, 2011, 05:19

    where can buy button mushroom spawn in sri Lanka

  • Inderdeep Singh Wasir December 26, 2011, 13:06

    How to grow button mashroom, create its composit,etc. at small level.

  • M. mohan December 31, 2011, 01:19

    iam growing other mushroom but iam very inrest to grow button mush where can buy button mushroom spawn in sri Lanka

  • M. mohan December 31, 2011, 01:22

    where can buy button mushroom spawn in sri Lanka

  • PIYAL MAMPAGE January 12, 2012, 11:06

    i am cultivating oyester mushroom in sri lanka.I like to start to cultivate button mushrooms.So please be kind enough to send me details’

  • ngonidzashe munemo January 19, 2012, 08:29

    it is interesting how mushrooms grow, am interested in growing button mushrooms. can i have more literature of button mushrooms, their growth habit, the compost making process and other essential aspects about how to successfully implement a small scale button mushroom project

  • abdurahiman January 30, 2012, 06:55

    thanks for the information of growing mushrooms i would like to grow in saudi arabia in control green houses if possible please can you mail me complete details
    of cultivation of white button mushroom .

  • Chileshe February 9, 2012, 08:01

    Hi, am interested in growing button mushrooms,but i have no experience. could you please send me more information.

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  • Jonathan Songore March 12, 2012, 12:22

    That's exciting to grow mushroom this way.

  • Jonathan Songore March 12, 2012, 12:22

    That's exciting to grow mushroom this way.

  • Jonathan Songore March 12, 2012, 12:22

    That's exciting to grow mushroom this way.

  • Jonathan Songore March 12, 2012, 12:22

    That's exciting to grow mushroom this way.

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  • Shivam Verma July 31, 2012, 02:23

    very good

  • Shivam Verma July 31, 2012, 02:23

    very good

  • Shivam Verma July 31, 2012, 02:23

    very good

  • Shivam Verma July 31, 2012, 02:23

    very good

  • Gloria Pnky October 12, 2012, 12:28

    Am going to try this.

  • Albert Madanhire December 4, 2012, 09:04

    he guys my name is albert from zimbabwe I once did oyster production but if anyone of you are interested in sharing ideas that would be wonderful especially white button production my email

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