The New Lab
Proper sterile technique is essential for successful mushroom cultivation. From tiny little spores, the mycelium lab is where the mushrooms begin their lifecycle.
Up Next in Season 1
Mushroom growth can be fast and aggressive. As a mushroom farmer, you're on their schedule.
These gourmet mushrooms are wood-loving species, meaning they don't grow in dirt or soil. Normally these mushrooms would be found in nature growing off of trees. To simulate that environment, sawdust is used as a nutritious substrate for mushroom cultivation.
The Mycelium Lab
Mycelium is the vegetative part of mushrooms. It's the biomass that feeds on waste and creates a network of fibrous matter. Growing and expanding this mycelium is one of the first steps in mushroom cultivation but instead of dirty soil, you need an extremely clean sterile environment for success.