Mushroom Cultivation



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Mushroom also known as Agaricus Bisporus, sometimes mislabelled as vegetables but it’s actually a fungus. Not all kinds of mushrooms are edible, means that they are not fit to be eaten. Some of them produce bioactive compounds called mycotoxins that are toxic to humans. There are some mushrooms that people can eat. There’s a lot of ways to cultivate it and you can grow mushrooms even in your backyard. Before that, let’s see how we can produce mushrooms.

Let’s start!

Teacher Jenny, Teacher Shahara and Teacher Maan will show us steps on how to produce mushroom. :-D


It seems that they are really excited!!  :lol:





Step 1.  Spritz water to the ground.  Make sure the ground is wet.Mushroom2



Step 2. Spritz Malathion to avoid termites.



Malathion is a man-made organophosphorus insecticide that is commonly used to control mosquitoes and a variety of insects that attack fruits, vegetables, landscaping plants, and shrubs.




Step 3. Put the banana leaves in an organized way.Mushroom4


Step 4. Put some water with fertilizer.Mushroom5



Step 5. Add some mushroom spawns on the side of the banana leaves.Mushroom6






Step 6. Make another layer of banana leaves.







Step 7. Spritz water with fertilizer  to the banana leaves.





Step 8. Add some mushroom spawn.



Mushroom spawn is simply any substance that has been inoculated with mycelium, the vegetative growth of a fungus.




Step 9. Do  procedure Step 6, Step 7, and Step 8 (4times).





Step 10. Cut clear plastics to cover the  banana leaves.







Step 11. Wash the plastic covers.








Step 12. Cover the  banana leaves.





Step 13. Wait for 8 days to harvest the mushrooms. :-D Mushroom14

 Our teachers tried their best to do it!



Just 13 easy steps on how to grow mushrooms. You can have it in your back yard as easy as these 13 steps! ;-)



Want some trivia about mushrooms? :-)

●Mushrooms are comprised of 85-95 % water.
●Mushrooms have their own immune system.
●Mushrooms are more closely related in DNA to humans than to plants.
●Like human skin, mushrooms can produce vitamin D by being exposed to sunlight. In fact, exposing a freshly cut shiitake mushroom, gills up, to the sun for eight hours can increase its vitamin D content by as much as 4,600 times!
●There are more amino acids in mushrooms than in corn, peanuts, or soybeans. Fungi use antibiotics to fend off other microorganisms that compete with them for food.









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Mushroom Cultivation” への12件のコメント

  1. Mushrooms are low in calories, fairly high in protein and can provide a good source of fiber and many nutrients. Because of this, mushrooms can be considered good for weight loss. … The M-Plan diet focuses on eating meals rich in mushrooms, and some celebrities claim to have weight loss success with this diet.

  2. Mushrooms are also great sources of protein, fiber, B vitamins (especially niacin), vitamin C, calcium, minerals, and selenium. They also contain antioxidants that are unique to mushrooms, such as ergothioneine, which according to studies is a highly powerful antioxidant.

  3. Mushrooms are nutritious: They are a good source of B vitamins, especially niacin and riboflavin, and rank the highest among vegetables for protein content

  4. This is really great, now I never knew that this kind of fungus contains nutrients good for the body. It so nice to see the teachers doing some agricultural thing, they are not just good at teaching, they are also good at making healthy foods for their love ones :) :)
    Love this so much! :)

  5. Wow! Planting mushroom is really fun. :-) And mushrooms are good for the health too. Good job teachers!