Grow mushrooms in your own backyard!
Part of what gives mushrooms their rich flavors is the high concentration of important vitamins, minerals and antioxidants they contain. And, with a little care, you can grow your own! This year we’re offering spawn for shiitake mushrooms, which are grown on logs, and wine cap mushrooms, which are grown in woodchip mulch. To grow winecaps, simply rake a little spawn into untreated, hardwood mulch, keep moist, and wait for the mushrooms to emerge later that season and for the following few years. Wine caps grow well under raspberries, in garden borders, or other areas you might mulch anyway. The mushrooms build fungal networks in the soil that can improve neighboring plants’ access to vital nutrients!