Unlike Golden Oyster Mushrooms or Gray Oyster Mushrooms, Big cup and Milky mushrooms are two types of mushrooms that need to be covered with soil. These two types of mushrooms are also chosen by many households to grow at home. Presented in this article by Pham Le Nguyen Mushroom are some notes on cultivating spawns of Big cup and Milky mushroom!

1. Cover the soil when planting

It is necessary to have a layer of soil covering on the layer of the mushroom bed so that Big cup and Milky mushrooms are able to develop. After placing the in the bin, you should flatten the surface with a surface with thickness of about 2cm, without any covering layer.

Note: You should choose sand (leveling type) or minced meat with dried pellets, do not use soil to plant crops containing chemical fertilizers,

The two types of Mushroom and Milky also have some differences, namely:

  • Big cup Mushroom grows directly from mushroom spawn meaning that you only need to cover the mushroom spawn with soil / sand to plant on the surface.
  • With Milky Mushroom, you should tear off the mushroom spawn before covering it with soil. Milky mushrooms are very strong, the silk runs fast and the silk blocks can clump together to form a huge mushroom cluster. Therefore, you should tear the bag so that the mushrooms can grow better!

cultivating milky and elongated mushroom that requires soil cover

2. Avoid direct sunlight and wind

  • Similar to Golden Oyster mushroom and gray oyster mushroom, it is important to avoid direct sunlight and wind growing Big cup and Milky mushrooms
  • The growing location should not be exposed to direct sunlight or wind
Use a net a s a shield protecting mushroom from direct sunlight

3. A humid environment is necessary, and direct watering should be avoided watering

Both of these mushrooms are very hygroscopic, so it is better to create a humid environment than to irrigate a lot directly on the fungus.

  • You should use a thin mist sprayer instead of a watering hose. Therefore, misting the surface to moisturize the mycelium underneath is better since over watering will damage the spawn. Spraying water lightly to moisturize the covered soil will normally occur for the first 15-20 days.
  • After pinhead initiation, lightly mist the mushroom ears, or water the mushroom bed to create a humid environment.
  • Each day you can water 2-3 times or depending on the environment so that the surface is always moist. The required humidity is from 80 – 90% (means that you can spray water directly on the mushroom’s ear)
  • If the plant is covered with an orchid net to keep moisture, you should water the orchid net outside to keep the mushroom moist.
Nấm Chân Dài - Loại nấm ăn thơm ngon, giàu dinh dưỡng
Big cup mushroom, a nutritious and delicious edible mushroom

4. Be careful when harvesting mushrooms

  • It takes about 20-30 days to harvest mushrooms.
  • Do not prune the big mushroom ears and wait for the small ones to grow because it is easy to damage the whole cluster. The best way is to wait for the mushroom clusters to develop about 70%, then harvest the whole cluster, clean the base, add soil cover and wait for the second crop
  • Milky Mushroom: Should be harvested as the mushrooms are young so that the taste will be better
  • Big cup Mushroom: should be harvested when the mushroom cap is slightly concave like a cup. If the surface of the mushroom ears is concave, like a funnel, the mushroom might be over-mature.

Above are some small notes for you to effectively grow Big cup and Milky mushrooms. You can contact Pham Le Nguyen mushroom to order spawns of Big cup and Milky mushroom!