Tag Archive: Mushrooms

Healthy and Delicious, Oyster Mushrooms Can be Grown at Home

Following basic instructions, grow oyster mushrooms using sterilized straw, a plastic bag, oyster mushroom spawn, and water. Photo by Sunny Liao. Oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) – which have nothing to do with oysters besides their similar shape – are some of the most delicate, subtlety flavored, and easiest to prepare mushrooms of the culinary world. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/06/11/healthy-and-delicious-oyster-mushrooms-can-be-grown-at-home/

Grow Shiitake Mushrooms in Your Backyard

Shiitake mushrooms growing from an oak log. Photo by Stephen Hight, USDA Growing up, I was never too fond of mushrooms. To me, their only purpose was to ruin a perfectly good pizza. As I got older, I started to warm up slightly toward raw button mushrooms in salads – with enough dressing, that is. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/11/29/grow-shiitake-mushrooms-in-your-backyard/

Growing Shiitake Mushrooms on Logs

A shiitake mushroom growing on a log. Credit: Clay Olson, UF/IFAS Extension – Taylor County Mushrooms are an excellent low calorie food with a high fullness factor (they fill you up).  But the “common” or “button” mushroom lacks natural flavor.  On the other hand, shiitake mushrooms have all the benefits of button mushrooms, but offer …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2015/08/26/growing-shiitake-mushrooms-on-logs/