White button mushrooms, also known as Agaricus bisporus, are the most common type of mushroom found in grocery stores. They can be grown indoors quite easily and will continue to produce new growth if not harvested over a period of approximately six months.
Unlike white button mushrooms, which thrive in complete darkness, oyster mushrooms do require some indirect light during their growth cycle. This makes them perfect candidates for windowsills or other areas with filtered sunlight exposure.
Creating the perfect environment for your edible mushrooms to grow is essential in ensuring a successful harvest.Maintaining the correct climate is key for a bountiful crop, which means ensuring optimal temperature, humidity, and light levels.
Mushrooms thrive in cool temperatures, so it’s important to maintain a consistent temperature between 55-60°F (13-16°C) once they start growing.However, during the initial three weeks of growth, when the mycelium is colonizing the substrate, raise soil temperature up to around 70°F (21°C).