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From fairy houses to dangerous poison, mushrooms take up significant cultural and culinary spaces throughout many different traditions. Though it takes a careful eye to separate the edible from the toxic, mushrooms are also a healthy addition to anyone’s diet, as well as a picturesque element to your backyard. 

Keep reading to learn all about growing your own mushrooms!

velvet pioppini mushroom

Mushroom Growing Guides

Though mushrooms might have already cropped up in your backyard after the last rain (have you figured out Why Do Mushrooms Grow in My Yard?), it is possible to learn How to Grow Mushrooms at Home intentionally. 

Most people learn How to Grow Mushrooms at Home with a Mushroom Grow Kit, which is a great starting place for beginners and veterans alike. 

Other important growing guides:

Essential Guide to Mushroom Substrate

Mushroom Growing Supplies

If you’ve decided to start your mushroom-growing adventure, there are some Essential Mushroom Growing Supplies you’re going to need. 

Next, check out our suggestions on the best stuff on the market for the following products:

Mushroom Grow Bags
Mushroom Grow Tents

Mushroom Varieties

As you may have guessed, there are hundreds of mushroom varieties out there. Some nice and delicious ones, and some deceptively cute and highly toxic ones. Learn all about them in our informational posts:

Many Nameko mushrooms on a tree stump at the roadside

Mushroom Health Benefits

The great thing about mushrooms is that (the edible ones) are very healthy for you! Learn about why the following mushroom varieties are great for your health, and then start discovering how to incorporate them into your diet. 

Enoki Mushroom Health Benefits
Lion’s Mane Mushroom Health Benefits
Maitake Mushroom Health Benefits
Oyster Mushroom Health Benefits
Portobello Mushroom Health Benefits

Reishi Mushroom Health Benefits
Shiitake Mushroom Health Benefits
Turkey Tail Mushroom Health Benefits
Wood Ear Mushroom Health Benefits

Mushroom Recipes

Not sure how to start cooking with mushrooms? We suggest starting out with these easy recipes that will appeal to anyone’s palette! 

Wild Rice and Maitake Mushroom Salad
Fried Oyster Mushrooms
Pan-Fried King Oyster Mushroom Recipe

Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms
Portobello Mushroom and Spinach Enchiladas
Sesame Shiitake Mushrooms

A plated mushroom and spinach enchilada.

Grow Mushrooms at Home!

We hope this page has helped point you in the right direction to begin your mushroom-growing adventure. Because of the existence of highly toxic mushrooms, it’s important to be well-informed on all aspects of the process and the variety you are growing in order to enjoy them safely. 

Check back often, because we are always updating our content. In the meantime, learn about other nature goodies you could be growing in your backyard!