Growing Gourmet Mushrooms

Story: Growing Gourmet Mushrooms
Episode: 11
Presenter: Neville Passmore
Air Date: 8 May 2021


Mushrooms have an endless amount of health benefits, and Neville knows of a way that you can grow gourmet varieties.

  • Swan Valley Gourmet Fungi is run by Dave and Bridgett Proudmore. They supply exotic mushrooms to farmers’ markets around the city.
  • Mushrooms can help to improve brain, gut and prostate health. They are also proven to have anti-aging properties.
  • They contain many essential minerals, such as potassium and sulphur, and B vitamins, like riboflavin, niacin and pantothenic acid.
  • Swan Valley Gourmet Fungi also offer Grow Your Own Mushroom Kits that allow you to grow many different exotic mushroom varieties at home.
  • The spores are starved of light and air, so you need to bring them out into the light and cut a small square into the plastic to enable them to get going.
  • Oyster mshrooms can be grown in unusual substrates, like coffee grounds, wheat and barley straw.
  • Shitake mushrooms are normally very difficult to grow, but Dave’s found a way to grow them on Blue Gum sawdust.
  • Each kit comes with detailed instructions and can be ordered through Swan Valley Gourmet Fungi’s Facebook page.

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