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Jun 2, 2018 4:20 PM CST
Lakewood, Colorado
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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Jun 2, 2018 5:32 PM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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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.
Plant it and they will come.
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Jun 2, 2018 5:47 PM CST
Lakewood, Colorado
Okay thank you very much! Hurray!
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Jun 3, 2018 8:23 AM CST
Name: Sally
central Maryland (Zone 7b)
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Charter ATP Member Frogs and Toads Houseplants Keeper of Poultry Vegetable Grower Region: Maryland
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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
Plant it and they will come.
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