Would You Like to be the Owner of a Profitable Mushroom Growing Business?

Dear Mushroom Business Friend,

If you enjoy growing mushrooms, I have exciting news for you.

Did you know you can make a good income – part-time or even full-time – growing mushrooms for profit. It’s easy to turn your backyard or small acreage into cash.

I’d like to show you how to start your own profitable home-based  business, growing mushrooms for market. And when I say “profitable”, I mean a business that can produce a good income every year – no matter what the economy is doing.

Growing mushrooms is an ideal business for:

  • Mothers – who need to stay home with their kids.
  • Retired folks – who want to supplement their Social Security and pension.
  • Teenagers – who want extra money working part-time.
  • Rural folks – with larger yards or a few acres.
  • Anyone who loves to garden.

You can start your own spare-time mushroom  business with very little money. (Most can be started with just a few thousand naira), and almost no financial risk. Growing mushrooms is a simple business that anyone with a bit of common sense can do.

During good times and bad, having a spare-time business is one of the best ways to get ahead. Even if you now have a good job, you should be developing a way to make extra income. Today, with so much “down-sizing” and “out-sourcing”, it’s a good bet that your job could be at risk sometime in the future.

Growing mushrooms  is a business that can provide you with a substantial income working just a few hours a week at home. If you decide to turn your spare-time business into a full-time business, the money gets better.

 

Starting a Mushroom Growing Business in Six Easy Steps

A mushroom-growing business can be mean big profits in just a few weeks. Plus, starting your own mushroom-growing business is fairly easy. In fact, here’s how to start a mushroom-growing business in just six easy steps:

1. Get your spawn and substrate

You’ll need a spawn to start the culture. Start with oyster mushrooms, as they are easy to grow and very profitable.You can produce your own spawn using a sterile culture, or you can buy ready-to-inoculate spawn, which are carried by suppliers. Producing your own can be cheaper in the long run, but the start-up costs can be high, so chances are buying the ready-to-inoculate spawn is the way to go for you.

You’ll also need to buy the substrate. Many growers use straw, wood chips or sawdust. Straw is generally the preferred method. You want straw that can be chopped up into little pieces.

2. Prepare the substrate

First, chop the straw into short pieces. Next, wet the straw. Now it’s time to heat the straw in boiling water. Continue boiling for half an hour and then remove the straw and drain it. Next, spread out the straw on a clean surface and let it cool down.

3. Pack the plastic bags

Now it’s time to pack plastic bags with the straw and spawn. Pack two or three inches of straw into the plastic bag and then lightly sprinkle the spawn on top. Repeat this until you’ve almost filled the bag, close the top and poke holes in the bag.

4. Incubation

Now it’s time for incubation. Keep the growing area at around 78 degrees F. Places the bags on a shelving unit. Remember to stop any threats of natural light getting into the room. Cover windows and cracks. Use a red “darkroom” light when you need to check on your bags. When you start to notice tiny pinhead mushrooms near the air holes in your bag, then you’re ready to move on to the next step.

5. Fruiting

For your fruiting room, you need a high level of humidity. The temperature will need to be 65 to 70 degrees F. Unlike the incubation room, you’ll actually need a lot of natural light-at least 12 hours a day. To shock your mycelium, which will force it into fruiting, move the bags to a cool place for a day, such as a basement or other cool place, and then move them back to the fruiting room. Next, cut away the bag, which allows mushroom growth to take place.

6. Harvest

Just before your mushroom caps are fully un-curled, that’s when it’s time to harvest. To do so, twist the stem off as near to the growing block as you are able to. You’ve now harvested your mushrooms.

You can start a mushroom-growing business in just six easy steps. It’s fun, easy to do, and takes up very little space. The demand for specialty mushrooms often exceeds supply, creating opportunity for local growers.