@Dirtbag — Method not requiring pressure cooker for the wife.
sounds awesome man! i've watched a few youtube vids on just reg edible mushroom growing and they've always used bags not sure if it had to do with the crop size or not.Any of you guys in Canada? Im looking for a reliable source of spore syringes.
I've been lurking here long enough, this is going down. Gonna skip the pf and go straight to oats and bulk to horse poop and vermiculite.
Already planning out a mini greenhouse build with temp and humidity control.
Also where are you guys getting the injection sites for the jar lids? I've also seen folks do the inoculation in bags too, anyone use bags instead of jars? Seems better for breaking up the oats before spawning into the poop.
I just want to taste some haha and i am a bit drunk myself.Skip the horse poo for now. Thank me later.
Also, you said you're looking to keep expenses down, so I'd say just supplement the verm to reach field capacity and use primarily coir... reckon you might have some around anyway? Multipurpose.
I know it may sound intimidating, but definitely look into working on agar to make a clean culture... it saves you from so much contamination and headache and it really is accessible to anyone... even those with shaky hands. This will keep you from having to worry about using fundamentally dirty spore syringes and injection ports, etc.
Monotubs/shoeboxes are also a much more self contained and set and forget method than greenhouses/"marthas" (vivariums). I know, I know... you want to control and monitor every little thing, but wait to do that until you've got the hang of it and want to try different species like pans.
Uhh... maybe there's more.. I'm a little drunk and wildly tapping at my phone.