Growing mushrooms can be as easy as growing any of your favorite garden veggies and lettuces. It can be as simple as spreading spawn in wood chips, straw, or composted manure. You can use Sawdust Spawn or Grain Spawn for this technique.
The mushroom bed method is useful for those people wanting to grow mushrooms at home, who don't want a huge investment, and want a fast return on their work. Unlike intensive indoor cultivation or cultivation on logs, making mushroom beds is easy and doesn't require any special tools or technology. Unlike with mushroom logs, the turn-around time from spawning to harvest in mushroom beds is almost always within a single season.
They are a great way to utilize shadier parts of your land or garden. You can even turn your garden paths into mushroom production powerhouses or choose to integrate the beds into permaculture and companion planting plans. Simply spawn your mulch with Wine Cap, Nameko, or Oyster Mushroom Spawn.
Check out the video to see how Chuck from Shady Grove Farm makes his outdoor mushroom beds!