The easiest way to grow mushrooms at home is with a five gallon bucket full of coffee grounds, and some Oyster Mushroom spawn.
- Spent coffee grounds can almost always be obtained free from a nearby coffee shop.
- Oyster mushroom spawn can be purchased online from Amazon or from a mushroom lab near you.
- Detailed instructions for putting together a five gallon mushroom farm can be found on stormthecastle.com
I never ate mushrooms before I started growing my own – the chewy texture was not for me! Then I discovered that cooking mushrooms for a long time made them taste very similar to bacon, and suddenly I was very interested in growing as many mushrooms myself as possible! How would you like an automatic bacon maker?
Watch our new Gardening with 5 Gallon Buckets video for more ideas like this.