GardeningGrowing Oyster Mushrooms in a Laundry Basket

Growing Oyster Mushrooms in a Laundry Basket

Growing oyster mushrooms in a laundry basket is a good way to have a constant supply at a reduced expense.  If you’re a fan of cooking with fresh mushrooms, you probably know how expensive they can be from the local farmers market or grocery store. However, growing oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) at home is surprisingly easy to do.

Growing Oyster Mushrooms in a Laundry Basket

Mushrooms prefer dark, moist conditions, so the best place for the laundry basket is a basement or other dark and damp room in your house. The temperature should remain between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit at all times.


Oyster Mushroom Spawn – (Oyster Mushroom Growing Kit–3 Pounds Log)

Laundry Basket

Medium Trash Bag

Chopped Straw

Agricultural Lime – (Voluntary Purchasing Group Fertilome 33371 Horticultural Hydrated Lime, 5-Pound)

Agricultural Gypsum – (Espoma GG6 Garden Gypsum Fertilizer, 6-Pound)



Large Pot

Old ice chest

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Melissa Francis
Melissa Francis
Greetings! I'm Melissa Francis, the founder and primary contributor to The Homestead Survival. With over 20 years of experience in homesteading, sustainability, and emergency preparedness, I've dedicated my life to helping others achieve a simpler, more self-reliant lifestyle.

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