Unlike marijuana, growing psychedelic mushrooms do not require huge electricity costs and takes up little space, so growing for yourself is not difficult in almost any living environment and for any budget.
Specifically, homegrown psilocybin mushrooms like to feed on wheat, oats, and other large grains. It is essential to understand that they can be grown on pasta or bread, but then other questions arise, namely the growth rate and the likelihood of souring. Sourness or contamination occurs for a good reason: the nutrient medium and the right temperature for psilocybin also work for other types of fungi, including mold. The rate of overgrowth of a substrate depends on external conditions: access to oxygen and temperature, as well as on the properties of the substrate itself, how nutritious it is for fungi, and how ‘convenient’ it is for them to colonize it.
What is the difference between spores and mycelium propagation?
Spores are the best way if you wonder how to grow psychedelic mushrooms. However, it is possible to grow them without it. Industrial edible mushrooms are not propagated by spores, but by mycelium in large containers. Psilocybin can also be propagated by mycelium, which, by the way, is done by advanced mushroom pickers, but for primary infection, you should still pay attention to reproduction by spores. An excellent way to grow psychedelic mushrooms at home is finding myced-oil in which shrooms can grow.
How to work with mycelium?
The more mycelium, the less important sterility is. Still, when you only have spores, they need to create the cleanest conditions for reproduction so that other fungi and microorganisms do not crowd them out. You also need to pay attention to the amount of product you will get due to growth. The yield of mushrooms depends on the variety and growing conditions, but you can focus on gr. A dozen or more cans of mycelium are obtained from one spore print, which can then be constantly cloned without loss of quality. That is, it will be the same mycelium capable of producing mushrooms. The mycelium gives from 1 to 5 waves on average 4, that is, from 1 to 5 times in a row, you can harvest.
How to start?
If you want to grow psychedelic mushrooms, please, keep in mind that the downside to growing mushrooms from scratch is time-consuming and risky work. The main problem is infection. Much of the efforts are directed towards minimizing the risk of mold infestation, for which it is necessary to maintain maximum sterility.
The importance of weather conditions
In most climates, changes in temperature and the frequency of rain will lead to timely fruiting. However, if the season is unusually dry, the mycelium should be soaked regularly with water (once in the morning and once in the evening). At the beginning of the growth stage, it is better to visit your mushroom daily (so as not to miss the desired stage of maturity)! During collection, be sure to keep an eye out for invasive species that may have entered the beds. If you are careful, a good harvest is guaranteed.