Growing mushrooms at home

Bill Hurst bil at
Fri Sep 29 19:52:39 EST 1995

Graham Orme <Graham at> wrote:

>Does anybody know where I can obtain advice and materials for growing
>edible fungi at home. I've tried a kit for growing agaricus bisporus
>which was reasonably succesful but these mushrooms are readily available 
>from the shops here in the UK.

>What I would like to grow are oyster fungi (Pleurotus cornucopiae, 
>P. dryinus or P. ostreatus) or Japanese Shittaki or Penny Bun Boletus
>(Boletus Edulis also called Cep, Steinpilze or Porcino).

>Does anyone have experience of growing these?

>Another interesting one is the Chanterelle (Cantharellus cibarius).
>Is it possible to farm them?
>Graham Orme 

I offer supplies and advice on these matters
bil at

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