This is Episode 58 of the Get In My Garden Podcast, and we are back with Wyatt Bryson of Jewels of the Forest, makers of mushroom jerky.
Wyatt is also an educator and researcher via his company Mycolab Solutions and has over 15 thousand subscribers on his youtube station, where he share the methods and strategies of growing mushrooms.
He updates us on his work and current research such as CO2 usage and mushroom scents and flavors, hundreds of different compounds in mushrooms with many applications in food and science.
Wyatt talks about the critical mass of the mushroom business for food, supplements and the new trends in many other industries, getting deeper into the science of mushrooms and the innovation and research that is starting to happen.
Also, Wyatt shared the basics of getting going in the hobby of mushroom growing, a journey though the equipment and options for those just getting started, basically mushroom growing 101, some clever ideas to get started with local resources that cost a lot less money than you’d think, and the pros and cons of the various options.
Wyatt shares the easiest and most efficient mushrooms to grow, the different substrates and conditions you would need to start out, how to get a few flushes out of a mushroom grow, picking the right species, managing temperature and avoiding contamination issues.
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