How to Grow Mushrooms in Garden in Canada

If you're a mushroom fanatic, chances are you're paying a hefty price to pick up the precious fungi at your local grocery. Since hunting wild mushrooms can be a risky business (as Frodo can tell you), many mushroom lovers are now opting to grow their own at home. It's not too tough to do, and with a little patience, you'll have all the mushrooms you can possibly eat. You can buy magic mushrooms at

Choose your Mushroom 

Your Mushroom growth expedition starts by choosing the type of mushroom you want to grow. You can experiment with one type, and try a variety. Some popular and easy to grow varieties include white button mushrooms, shiitakes, and oyster mushrooms.

Most home gardeners start with one variety because different mushrooms require habitats that grow differently. White button mushrooms grow on compost fertilizer, while oyster mushrooms develop in straw, and shiitakes usually do the best on hardwood or sawdust.

If your space is limited, start with one variety and grow in a batch; However, if you have a lot of space, don't hesitate to be wild and try everything at once! However, in this article, we will discuss planting button mushrooms, because this is the most popular among home gardeners.

Mushrooms grow from spores or spawn that can be purchased at a nice garden center. If your local park center does not carry mushroom seeds, there are many online retailers carrying very good variations.