There are some things that you should know of before setting up your mushroom farm. This will show you how to customize your farm according to the mushrooms you wanna grow.
This will give you an idea on what the development stages of a mushroom farm are and will enable you to evaluate your position along your progress.
You also get 2 professional farm designs to serve you as guide.
Not everyone had the chance to visit a successful mushroom farm. But few are those who saw several mushroom farms and therefore they don’t have a comparison point or highlights on what equipments to purchase and why or how things should look like inside a farm or what the compartmentation is.
I created this to give you a general picture on what you can see inside a startup and a successful mushroom farm
You will learn what startup farms do in terms of low-tech and what professional farms rely on to provide mushrooms with heating/cooling, air, moisture, and light.
Learn how to build a Low-Pressure Steam Disinfection Unit -this will serve you if you want to grow mushrooms like shiitake, lion’s mane, piopini, maitake, reishi and others.
Also here you will find details on how to build a pipe misting system to provide your mushrooms with moisture.
Every startup mushroom grower needs to have a picture on what a real mushroom farm looks like. Learning about it or visiting such a farm is essential because will show you the way and give you plenty of ideas that will easy your entire mushroom grow process. The info presented here is a synthesis of my vision based on several mushroom farms I’ve seen.
Farm setup involves low-tech or high-tech equipment but may be a mix of both. As I said before, the setup of such a farm may be done with low investment because mushrooms don’t need fancy equipments. All they need is you to provide them with the climate conditions and the food they need regardless if this involves low-tech or high-tech equipment.
In my opinion there a mushroom farm passes through 5 evolutionary stages from startup to climax. The time needed for a farm to get to climax depends on it’s owner and how the business goes in general. One thing is sure, if the business feels good then the owner feels good too, therefore invest to setup a farm that works.
Attention! Due to farm visitor restrictions of most farms that I’ve visited (no pictures/videos making allowed) my explanations are followed by YouTube videos on what different growers use in terms of equipment to grow their mushrooms.
FARM SETUP INTRO
Things to know before you start
Farm design and development stages
The farm building material
The material deposit area
The substrate processing area
The inoculation chamber
The incubation chamber
The fruiting chamber
The packaging area
Climate systems used by startup farms
Climate systems used by professional farms
DIY FARM EQUIPMENT
DIY Low-pressure steam unit
DIY Misting unit
(to respond your questions)
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