-Jesse Cerrato- Interest in growing edible mushrooms at home is on the rise. Folks with foodie appetites looking for a different kind of hobby and a way to practice economical consumption are joining the movement. Not everyone is sure where to start, but we are here to help! Just like with other aspects of gardening, it’s important to understand the needs and requirements of the species you want to grow. As an introduction, I will specifically cover how to grow Oyster mushrooms in an … [Read more...] about Cultivating Mushrooms at Home
-Gabrial House- Enjoying fresh mushrooms is like nothing else. Rich with flavor and meaty with texture, these fun fungi make a great meat replacement in any dish. But did you know mushrooms are also easy and fun to cultivate? Here at Fifth Season Gardening Co. we sure do love to grow some beautiful mushrooms, both indoors and out! We have some great products to make mushroom cultivation as easy and fun as possible, and in this blog, I’m going to go over some of the ways you can cultivate … [Read more...] about DIY Mushrooms!
The Fungal Internet: Mycorrhizal Fungi & More
Just like humans, plants have a social network, or web, that they use to communicate with each other. There is literally a fungal internet in which information-carrying chemicals travel through the network to other plants. The information sent is used to help the other plants connected to the network cope with insect attacks, pathogens, and drought stress. The source of this underground network of communication is mycorrhizal fungi. Mycorrhizae is a thread-like fungus that grows … [Read more...] about The Fungal Internet: Mycorrhizal Fungi & More