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Lakewood, Colorado
FungiGuy
Jun 2, 2018 4:20 PM CST
So, I've always loves the aesthetic of mushrooms, and I kind of want to grow them indoors the same way you would with houseplants. Not to eat, but only give my room an aesthetic. I haven't been able to find anything on the internet about this, and was wondering of it is even possible.
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sallyg
Jun 2, 2018 5:32 PM CST
Mushrooms are kind of the flower of fungus. You'll be looking at mulch, soil, or rotten wood most of the time. I think Sticking tongue out they do sell mushroom kits for the edible kind, might give you an idea of how it goes.
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Lakewood, Colorado
FungiGuy
Jun 2, 2018 5:47 PM CST
Okay thank you very much! Hurray!
Name: Sally
central Maryland
Seriously addicted to kettle chips.
Charter ATP Member Houseplants Keeper of Poultry Vegetable Grower Region: Maryland Composter
Native Plants and Wildflowers Organic Gardener Region: United States of America Cat Lover Birds Butterflies
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sallyg
Jun 3, 2018 8:23 AM CST
I think humidity is a big limiter. 'Mushrooms' are the short lived fruiting body, of the unnoticed fungal body in the soil. Other fungus have interesting shapes that last longer.(google bracket fungus) With that, maybe you choose a glass container or aquarium, and can find some natural outdoor fungus on rotten wood. Bring it in, set it up in your terrarium. I had fresh wood chips spread over my garden which after a year grew a fungus like a bracket kind of fungus that kept growing a long time.
So if you make a terrarium and can hunt for wild fungus on mulch, or rotten natural dead wood, maybe you can foster them for a time.
https://ag.umass.edu/landscape...

Disclaimer- Not a fungus expert, but making semi- educated guesses based on garden and nature experience
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