King Stropharia and Bleu Foots are some of the easiest ground-grown mushrooms for gardeners and homesteaders to cultivate. Learn how to create a robust growing space for the mushroom king, aka Stropharia, aka the giant winecap and beautiful light blue Bleu Foots by helping Haw River Mushrooms prepare our mushroom beds. We’ll talk about optimal site selection, how to care for your beds, companion planting, and mushroom ID and harvest tips. Each participant will go home with a handout walking them through the process and their own 5.5 lb spawn bags to grow these mushrooms in your home garden! They can be incorporated into existing beds (with mulch supplementation) or you can create a 6' x 6' plot in a shady area of your property. These mushrooms typically colonize for one warm season -expect your first harvest in Fall 2019 or spring 2020.
Note: Participants should wear farm appropriate shoes and clothing that they don’t mind getting muddy.
Primary Registration: $100 (Includes 5.5 lb Stropharia and 5.5 lb Bleu Foot spawn bags for creating your own garden)
Bring a Friend: $35 (available only with a primary registration purchase, does not include mushroom spawn)