A Growing Experiment

Mushrooms 021 Mushrooms 002I really like mushrooms so one day I decided to grow them. First we decided where to buy them. We bought them from Jung Seed And Nursery in Michigan. Mushrooms 020When they first came we watered them and made sure all the soil was wet. After that we set them in a warm dark closet for about ten days until a gray mold had covered most of the top. Then we watered them a lot more and put it in a cooler dark place. Mushrooms 029If they are Mushrooms 016ripe, the bottom opens up and you can see ridges. Mushrooms 018This is at the peek of their freshness. Ten days after the mold had mostly covered the dirt, we where able to pick two mushrooms. They tasted really fresh for dinner. The next day weMushrooms 001 picked nine more! The following day we picked more than we had ever pick before – 20! That made a total of 31! This was our first bigMushrooms 031 harvest. A couple of weeks later we got another big harvest. In all we harvested around 50 mushrooms. We also dried them so we could put them on pizza and in other foods. I always am amazed as I examine the small works of God’s hands.

Psalm 143:5 “…I meditate on all thy works; I muse on the work of thy hands.”


  1. James April 15, 2008 at 4:55 pm #

    Those were really really good tasting mushrooms! I never did like mushrooms that well but I must say those were so nice and fresh. I hope you have another rich harvest!

  2. Donald April 15, 2008 at 4:56 pm #

    That was good to hear about Jonathan. Thank you for writing so much detail about such a seemingly-small project. The Lord bless your work.

  3. Joshua April 15, 2008 at 6:22 pm #

    Fantastic! I hear mushrooms can be very difficult to grow. Way to overcome a challenge, and show us all how to do so in the process.

  4. Michael April 17, 2008 at 2:27 am #

    Those mushrooms were delicious. We’re hoping to be able to create some of our own “soil” to grow some more using the “seed” we saved to inoculate it – later this summer perhaps.

  5. Daniel April 19, 2008 at 3:12 pm #

    I must admit I was kind of surprised when Jonathan decided to grow mushrooms. Of all the things to grow, why those woodsy, unpopular, brownish plants which everyone always associates with nuclear explosions? But he put my doubts to shame and triumphed with a successful growing experiment! (Blessing us all in the process with some great variety in our everyday menu 🙂 )

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