How to Grow Mushrooms Indoors

By on December 15, 2011

In this video, Tricia will show you how easy it is to grow your own mushrooms!

  Comments (8)


I sure enjoy your videos. Thanks for taking the time to educate me and others about such a variety of home organic growing subjects.

Posted by Trip Allen on Dec. 16, 2011 at 9:56:23 PM


I am interested in the mushroom growing kits.  I live in Phoenix, AZ and I don’t think I have room for the kits in the house.  Can I do them on my back porch.  Thanks for your videos they are very helpful.

Posted by Jan Edgington on Dec. 18, 2011 at 10:44:15 AM

Trip, Thanks for your kind words!

Posted by on May. 08, 2012 at 5:18:29 PM

Jan, The kits come with instructions for using them outdoors. If you use the kits outdoors watch to be sure you are growing only the mushrooms labeled by the kit, and that wild mushrooms (which might be toxic) do not show up as well. Mushrooms that grow well in warm temperatures are shiitake (up to 80F), Espresso Oyster (up to 75F).

Posted by on May. 08, 2012 at 5:23:02 PM


Everyone should be aware - beware - that growing oyster mushrooms indoors is actually hazourdous to your health.  The spores are known to cause lung issues such as asthma.  There may be safe ways to do it - like in your garage with a good HEPA filter to clear the air of spores.

Posted by Ryan Lyons on Nov. 05, 2012 at 3:51:01 PM


As a longtime mushroom lover, I’m glad to see this.  But what is the reasoning for not eating the tiny oyster mushrooms?  I have harvested for decades from the wild and have always enjoyed them as part of the oyster musroom experience.

Posted by Anya on Nov. 06, 2016 at 7:16:53 PM


I am interested in using mushroom kits in a classroom setting…. I have been told previously there may be a concern with spores in the air and breathing issues. (And this was mentioned in a previous comment about oyster mushrooms). I just want to ensure there are no health concerns!

Posted by F2S on Nov. 14, 2016 at 11:17:46 AM

F2S, We will follow up with our vendor on your question. There will be spores released as the mushroom matures and is ready to pick. With kids you would want to err on the side of caution, since you never know what they might be allergic to or sensitive to.

Posted by Suzanne at on Nov. 15, 2016 at 11:35:45 AM

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