As many of us begin to look into producing food at home, it’s easy to become enamored with small vegetable plots and food forests.
So much so that we may overlook mushrooms as a wonderful addition to the self-sufficient person’s pantry. But we can easily grow mushrooms at home for about the same amount of money it costs to plant a garden.
While most people are accustomed to eating the button mushrooms we buy at the supermarket, that little fungi only scratches the surface of what’s available in the gourmet mushroom department.
In reality, those mushrooms are low on the flavor spectrum, and they’re much more persnickety to grow. “Grow mushroom” kits are available for them, but they end up