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The best mulch ever: Spent Mushroom Substrate

Spent mushroom substrate (SMS) is waste every mushroom farm produces. It is fully colonized substrate, in our case a mix of coffee grounds and oat husks, that has given from 2-4 flushes of mushrooms and is no longer economically viable to keep in the fruiting room. After every harvest the substrate that has given their […]

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The Future Role of Mushrooms

Global food production is under increasing stress, from rising fossil fuel costs, to climate change that alters weather patterns and increasing occurence of extreme events. Perennial plants are plants that do not need to be planted every year, they are trees or shrubs that, once established, are very resistant to changes in weather fluctuations, diseases or […]

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Helsieni Christmas Tour 2017

Joulun kunniaksi Helsieni kiertää pääkaupunkiseudun REKO-jakelut marras-joulukuussa! Listasimme päivämäärät ja jakelut alla olevaan taulukkoon. Myynnissä tuoreita ja kuivattuja osterivinokkaita ja osterivinokkaiden kotikasvatussettejä REKO-alennushintaan. Osterivinokkaat ovat luonnollisesti omaa tuotantoamme ja kasvatettu kahvinporoissa ja kauranakanoissa Helsingin Hernesaaressa.

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Myco Meetups: Every 2nd Friday of the month

The Myco Hacklab Finland is getting organised! We will now host Myco Meetups every second Friday of the month. Myco Meetup #6 will be on 8.9 from 18:00 onwards, at Helsieni Headquarters. Sometimes we also have a workshop before the meetup, for instance cloning or low-tech agar preparation methods. If you have ideas about workshops or would like to host one, […]

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New Species: Pink & Elm Oyster

We have two new species on offer: Pink Oyster (Pleurotus djamor) You can cultivate this mushroom in a (self-made) growkit on coffee waste but also on for example straw pellets. The taste is more spicy than the grey oyster and the texture is firm. Elm Oyster (Hypsizygus ulmarius) The Elm Oyster is not part of […]

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How to make a mushroom bed

In this blogpost we will share with you how to make a mushroom bed, an easy way to grow oyster mushrooms in your garden. Step 1 – Get spent substrate There are two ways to get spent substrate: 1) from your Helsieni Growkit after it has given 3 flushes of mushrooms. Be sure to save […]

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Grow Mushrooms in your Garden

Last week we went to Lohja to visit Eric Puro and his new outdoor mushroom farm called Gifts from Metsä. This spring he has been inoculating over 1000 logs with different strains of Shiitake, Oyster, Nameko, Elm Oyster and Reishi. Eric has been farming Shiitake in Kentucky (USA) for many years and now he is […]

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Myco Meetup #1 great success!

There was a great turnout of the Myco Hacklab Helsinki’s Myco Meetups at our Helsieni Headquarters last Friday 10.3.2017! The diversity of people was large and it was wonderful to sense the high level of curiosity and knowledge that was present in the room. The topics that were discussed are: fungal dyes, medicinal mushrooms, we started growing mushrooms on old […]

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Mushroom farm building news

After the successful crowdfunding campaign Helsieni went on to an autumn full of work. Once the containers arrived in Hernesaari, we started building the mushroom farm. We are designing and building the whole farm ourselves. As mushroom home growers know, important in mushroom growing is the right temperature and humidity at the right time. Therefore, […]

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