A mushroom is the fruitbody of a much bigger fungus growing under the ground. The entire organism is made up of a large network of tiny fibers, called the mycelium, which produces the fruiting bodies. Mushrooms normally grow in the wild but can be cultivated indoors once the appropriate conditions are recreated by the grower. This allows us to enjoy fresh, delicious mushrooms year round.
Mushroom growing is considered to be one of the most science based branches of horticulture. To us, mushroom growing is an art. It is a complex combination of science, feelings and emotions to create these exact condition in the growing rooms favorable for the mushrooms to feel comfortable to grow.
In this section we will look at the beautiful lifecycle of mushrooms. Our first stop is compost preparation.