Friday, March 18, 2011

Here's How To... Grow Mushrooms

Sarah Workman loves mushrooms, so much so that she grows them on her property in Georgia. She uses the homegrown fungi in recipes, sells them at local farmers markets and pays her property taxes with the profits.

A forest ecologist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Workman shares her mushroom knowledge at workshops and classes.

For temperate climates like Georgia's, Workman recommends backyard mushroom growers use warm weather strains of starter.

"The inoculation material is usually a mixture of sterilized saw dust or other fiber substance and a liquid culture of the specific fungus," she said.

The material costs $25 to $50 for small amounts and can be ordered from various sites online.

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