How to grow mushrooms (part one)

In part one of this video series, Monty makes a start on growing oyster mushrooms. Watch the first part of the process.

Want to grow something different? Then give mushrooms a try. In this practical video clip from Gardeners' World, Monty Don experiments with growing oyster mushrooms. Follow him through the first part of the process, as he scatters the mushroom spores onto damp straw, places it into plastic sacks, then stores them in a warm sheltered spot for six weeks to encourage the fungus to grow.

Watch parts two and three of Monty's mushroom growing guide:

How to grow mushrooms (part two)

How to grow mushrooms (part three)

Find out how to recognise different mushroom species:

Garden mushroom identifier


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