On Saturday, during the wet and windy garden work day, Barbara gave an introductory workshop about growing mushrooms.
Below you will find her report:
During the introduction I explained how you can grow mushrooms and what is needed for this.
The media suitable for growing mushrooms.
The room temperature and amount of light required, and where you can grow them.
How you can grow mushrooms on a small scale at home and what you might need for this.
I also discussed different mushroom species and their special features.
Questions were asked and tips were exchanged.
Next time we will meet to prepare the media for the mushrooms. We will select a dry, sunny day in April for this, so that we can do odd jobs in the garden. The exact day will be announced at a later date, in the Community Gardens group and in the new mushroom app group. The workshop participants are keen to learn more.
It was a short but sweet, fun meeting.