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July 19, 2010

I Have A Mushroom Farm.

We went to the Farmers’ market last week. We haven’t visited for a while and there were some new stallholders plying their trade. One of them was selling fresh mushrooms and small mushroom farms in buckets. I’ve always wanted to try my hand at growing mushrooms so I purchased one straight away.

Mushroom Farm

This is my mushroom farm on the day I purchased it.

We keep the farm in the lounge because it’s the warmest room in the house. It only needs a misting of water every two to three days and needs to be kept out of draughts and excessive light.


Here’s one of the mushrooms. Mr. Munro said I needed the kiwifruit for a size comparison. We’ve eaten about three of our mushrooms so far, and they were delicious.

The bucket is meant to produce mushrooms for 6 – 8 weeks under ideal conditions. It’s been very cold here but there are actually some tiny pinhead mushrooms appearing. At one stage we thought we were only going to end up with five mushrooms.

Do you like mushrooms?


  1. Cari Quinn

    Oh, how neat. I love mushrooms. They’re pretty much my favorite food. Well, one of them anyway, LOL.

  2. Amy Ruttan

    That is very cool! I love, love mushrooms. I put them into everything I possibly can … much to the chagrin of my children. LOL!

  3. Maria D.

    Very cool! I love mushrooms- stuffed or sauted…even will eat them raw on salad though that is not my prefered method…love them in Italian dishes too…..

  4. Mary

    That is too cool! I totally would have bought that and tried that too. I have never seen anyone selling a bucket of mushrooms you could grow yourself.

    I love mushrooms. I like sauteeing them with pepper and onions and eating them with steak, hamburger, eggs, anything really. I made some stuffed mushrooms last year at Christmas and they lasted a few minutes before they were all gone.

  5. Catherine Bybee

    Who knew a fungus could be so cool!

  6. Shelley Munro

    I ate that big mushroom sauteed with butter and garlic. It was delicious!

    Because I eat a mainly vegetarian diet, I tend to eat a lot of mushrooms. They can be quite “meaty” in flavor.

  7. N.J. Walters

    That is so cool! And, yes, we love mushrooms.