In the mushroom problem may occur with the acquisition of planting material – not all varieties of mushrooms can be grown in artificially created conditions, and the mushroom grower often cannot prepare a quality substrate.

How do you get mycelium

The production of mycelium are engaged in a special laboratory is too time-consuming and responsible task to be able to cook at home quality planting material. For the cultivation of mycelium utilize nutrient substrates in gelatin, agar or oatmeal. Subsequently, the mycelium infect the steamed grain and bring in prepared nutrient substrate on which mushrooms are grown.

This requires the observance of sterility, that in house conditions it is impossible to perform. In such circumstances, it is easy to infect nutrient substrate mycelium of fungi, which inhibit the growth of mycelia of mushrooms or oyster mushrooms and planting material is of poor quality.

Where to buy quality mycelium

Buy the cultural mycelium of fungi in the laboratory, which specializiruetsya on its cultivation. Along with planting material, the seller must provide the buyer with documents for their goods: the quality certificate, the description of the varieties, instructions for the preparation of a nutrient substrate and the necessary requirements for growing mushrooms.

If you want you can buy mycelium at personal visit of the company, but in most cases, the laboratory organizes delivery of planting material to the transport company of the region – in Russia, such facilities are just a few. Transportation mycelium is a very important matter because you need to keep it at a certain temperature and humidity, make it impossible without special refrigerator. This condition significantly increases transport costs and the final cost of the mycelium.

The optimal choice for novice mushroom blocks

Often, the manufacturer of the regions have their own representative offices, which facilitate access by the mushroom growers for planting material if the need for it is not too big. Farms and large enterprises, specializing in the cultivation of champignons and oyster mushrooms, often sell surplus high-quality mycelium. Some of them spetsializiruyutsya and the preparation and sale of nutrient substrate, independently runs its mycelium and sell wishing. This method minimizes the risks mushroom the newcomers, which, if improperly observance of technology of mushroom blocks can lose their money and the harvest.

Buying a trial batch of ready mushroom blocks, a mushroom grower can assess their capabilities and decide whether to grow mushrooms at home. The risk to lose your money in this small – growing economy also needs to provide a certificate of quality for its products, so there is no fear of forgery.