This video will show you how to grow oyster mushrooms on straw bale in containers. This video series is in partnership with the Central Texas Mycological Society.
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STEP 1: Drill Holes around the bucket: If your pots or buckets don't have holes in the side, make a few for drainage and for the mushrooms to emerge from.
STEP 2: Soak substrate for 2 days. Soak substrate for 2 days so it becomes nice and hydrated. Then drain. Oyster mushrooms are very robust and can do great on unpasteurized substrate regardless if it’s cleaned.
STEP 3: Sterilize your container. Wash with soapy water and then with rubbing alcohol .
STEP 4: Mix the spawn and substrate. Mix spawn nicely with the substrate.
STEP 5: Stuff your Buckets. Stuff your buckets. Make sure to leave a little breathing room for the oyster mushrooms, water, and place a lid on to keep things moist. Store out of direct sunlight.
STEP 6: Water once a week. Water as needed to keep the media from becoming dry and hard.
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