In one of our previous blogs, we talked about the common rookie mistakes that a budding mushroom grower should avoid.
Here’s a refresher:
- Not understanding the sterile workflow
- Not being patient
- Cutting corners as in being stingy with your sterilization and materials
- Going ahead of yourself by attempting major stunts before getting the process down
Unfortunately for you, it does not stop here, you have a bit more pointers to bear in mind if you are going to get that yield. Fortunately for us, that means more content.
Thus, as your trusted online dispensary of magic mushrooms in Vancouver, British Columbia, let us at Blue Buddha Canada discuss with you what else you should be avoiding.
Not ensuring the optimum environment for your magic mushrooms to grow
Much like growing premium cannabis or anything really, you need to make sure that you give them the right environment to thrive. But for your baby mushroom strains, you need to take it a notch higher and think basic!
Ask yourself, what does my magic mushroom babies want?
Here’s the lowdown:
- Correct air and ground temperatures
- Light conditions
- Fresh air exchange
Not keeping on top of the temperature
Do you know what another thing that mushrooms do not love? Heat
With the heat comes thermogenesis or the process when our mycelium starts to decompose its organic matter.
Avoid this by making sure that the temperature of your substrate in the fruiting room does not rise more than the temperature in your room. You do not want cooked mycelium, trust us. Why? Because that means it’s dead.
Not being careful with your substrate
Your substrate is equivalent to your soil if you’re growing a plant. The substrate provides your baby magic mushroom strains in British Columbia with the nutrients it needs so it can grow beautifully.
Thus, using a substrate that is too much—too wet, too dry, too something is a huge mistake. You should be aiming for just that right amount of damp, and with a gentle squeeze, you can release just a tiny drop of water.
With these established, here are some more pointers to work with so you can have that almost perfect yield you want:
- Remove the decaying parts or those that look contaminated so they don’t spread to your other mushrooms.
- Do not underestimate the work. Label everything and constantly ventilate your workspace to protect your samples. For your jars, make sure you have them labeled with the species, date, and batch number.
- Most importantly, stick with the method you started with first until you master it. That has the highest likelihood of you not messing up.