Monday, December 27, 2010

Experiment on growing mushroom

I was attracted from few videos on growing Mushroom, but I was not sure how and from where I could get the seeds. Recently when visited one of the exhibition on HortiCorp conducted in Trivandrum town, I purchased a pack of Mushroom seeds. The institute is also providing training and guidance on mushroom plantation. Since I didn't find much time on attending the training session, I tried experimenting with it.

Measures to be taken:
1. Mushroom shall be grown in dark room.
2. Should be grown in a container that should have pores so that there will be ample space for mushroom to sprout.
3. Husk / straw is required for growing mushroom.
4.Husk or straw which is used in container should not get dry, so continuous water treatment is required.

Container was filled with Coconut husk and on top of it Rice straw was spread to keep the the seeds always soaked.

In 13 days white rashes was seen on the interior circumference of the container.

Used a Polythene bag as a container and was stuffed with husk. Seeds were spread along the outer circumference with in the container.

After 20 days mushroom sprouted out through the gaps in the container.

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