How to grow Oyster mushrooms in Kenya 2024

Do you want to learn how to grow Oyster mushrooms in Kenya? This article contains a detailed guide on how to grow Oyster mushrooms in kenya.

Did you know that Oyster mushrooms are one of the most popular types of edible mushrooms in the world?

They are a good source of protein, fiber, and vitamins, and they have been linked to a number of health benefits.

How to grow Oyster mushrooms

Step 1: Prepare the Growing Substrate

Oyster mushrooms can be grown on a variety of substrates, including straw, compost, and wood chips.

The substrate should be sterilized before use to prevent contamination.

You can sterilize the substrate by autoclaving it or by using a steam sterilizer.

Step 2: Inoculate the Substrate

Once the substrate is sterilized, it’s ready to be inoculated with the mushroom spores.

You can purchase mushroom spores online or from a local nursery.

The spores are usually sold in the form of a powder or as a plug.

Use a sterilized tool to inoculate the substrate with the spores.

Step 3: Maintain a Consistent Environment

Oyster mushrooms require a consistent environment to grow.

The ideal temperature for growing oyster mushrooms is between 60°F and 70°F (15°C and 21°C).

The humidity should be around 70% to 80%.

Provide the mushrooms with adequate light, but not direct sunlight.

Step 4: Monitor and Maintain the Growing Environment

As the mushrooms grow, it’s important to monitor the growing environment and make adjustments as needed. Keep the substrate moist, but not waterlogged.

The substrate should be misted with water daily to maintain the correct level of humidity.

Step 5: Harvest the Mushrooms

Oyster mushrooms are ready to harvest when they are fully grown and the caps are open.

Use a sharp knife or pruning shears to cut the mushrooms at the base of the stem.

Be careful not to damage the substrate or other mushrooms in the process.

Step 6: Continue to Monitor and Maintain the Growing Environment

After harvesting the mushrooms, it’s important to continue monitoring and maintaining the growing environment.

This will ensure that any remaining mushrooms continue to grow and thrive.

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Roussoss Demmisse
Roussoss Demmisse

I'm the founder of Mushroom Kenya, a young accomplished mushroom farmer in Kenya with a 5 years plus experienced. At Mushroom Kenya we sell mushroom products and train farmers on how to grow the mushrooms.

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  1. Kindly let me know how to access the mushroom seeds of the different varieties. And how much it will cost ( buying and transportation to Migori)

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