Starting a Mushroom Farm
What you will need
- A shed with air-con and / or insulation
- Cold storage on site
- Aluminium racking / shelving
- Access to plenty of water
- Water misting machine
Growing mushrooms is all about creating the right environment for them to grow. Talk with a wholesale supply company who can supply grow bags, racking, water misting machines and technical advice for set up.
Growing Oyster and Shiitake mushrooms is relatively simple and can produce some fantastic margins. It’s up to you to grow, pack and sell your fresh mushrooms if you run a mushroom farm so make sure you are happy to handle them.
If you are buying mushroom stock from a wholesaler then a pallet of mushroom bags can be scheduled to arrive every 6 – 8 weeks for you to turn over used bags and continue your production. Unused bags will stay fresh in cold storage until ready to grow at approximately 3 degrees Celsius so you will want a big coolroom.
Mushrooms love to grow in damp, dark, cool places
- Temperature: 22 degrees Celsius
- Humidity: 80 – 90%
- Oxygen: Fresh air each day