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Ballymena .
Jun 14, 2020 8:29 AM CST
I have a home built propagator . The base is heated sand and perlite, with led lights.
Now the seed propagation has finished, can I use the unit to grow mushrooms?
I live in Northern Ireland.
Name: stone
near Macon Georgia (USA) (Zone 8a)
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Jun 14, 2020 6:43 PM CST
What were you planning to use to feed the mycelium?

Do you have a source for spores?

I've only grown mushrooms out in the garden, but, have read about growing them indoors, and... seems like your kit falls short in the stuff the mushrooms feed on...

but... I reckon that different ones prefer different foodstuffs.

Having gained a certain proficiency with the propagator after starting your veggies, seems like there's nothing like trying!

Good luck!
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Ballymena .
Jun 15, 2020 12:58 AM CST
Hi, Stone, Thank you for that advice, It appears that I have a lot to learn about mushrooms. Gardening is just a hobby for me. I thought I could further use the propagator over the coming winter by growing mushrooms. It's warm and moist which I have been told is ideal mushroom growing conditions.
It looks as though I'll have to hit the books. Once again, thanks for responding to my questions. In these worrying times, keep well. Shaun.

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