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Common Mushroom in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Agaricus bisporus

 

Common Mushroom

A mushroom is the edible fruiting body of a fungus. The edible part consists of a cap, gills and stem. Some grow above ground, some below ground. Care should be taken with identification, as some mushrooms are toxic. The Common Mushroom has a white hemispherical cap, sometimes with scales, that flattens out as it matures, and under the cap are pink gills that mature to brown. The stem can be up to 4" tall and has a single thin ring round it. The immature common mushroom is known as a Button Mushroom. and is usually harvested before the stems have grown much, and before the cap has flattened.

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plant Features
  • Common Mushroom likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Common Mushroom likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Common Mushroom is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Common Mushroom likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Common Mushroom

Latin name

Agaricus bisporus

type

Fungus

family

Agaricaceae

ph

6.3 - 8.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Common Mushroom likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Common Mushroom is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Common Mushroom likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

  • Water

    Common Mushroom likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When to harvest

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Common Mushroom is 0.05meters x 0.05meters 0.05 M 0.05 M

Agaricus bisporus

A mushroom is the edible fruiting body of a fungus. The edible part consists of a cap, gills and stem. Some grow above ground, some below ground. Care should be taken with identification, as some mushrooms are toxic. The Common Mushroom has a white hemispherical cap, sometimes with scales, that flattens out as it matures, and under the cap are pink gills that mature to brown. The stem can be up to 4" tall and has a single thin ring round it. The immature common mushroom is known as a Button Mushroom. and is usually harvested before the stems have grown much, and before the cap has flattened.


Propagating by spores outdoors

From Mid Spring TO Early Autumn

Mushrooms can be grown outdoors from Spring to Autumn by lifting a square of grass (where no chemical fertilisers have been used), adding farmyard manure or compost and mixing it into the soil, then mixing the mushroom spawn in the soil to around 1 cm. deep. Replace the turf, and water in dry weather, but don't saturate. Growth depends on the weather. Mushrooms grow best in warm,damp weather

 

Propagating by spores indoors

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

A suitable bed or box needs to be prepared for growing mushrooms, where a depth of 10" compost can be contained. Mushrooms need 20 kgs. of compost per 100g of spawn, and a constant temperature of around 16 deg.C. The best compost is well-rotted horse manure, and it must be free of worms and invertebrates that will eat the spawn. After spreading the spawn and mixing it in to the top 1 cm. of the compost, keep the compost moist, but not wet. Providing the constant temperature can be maintained, mushrooms can be grown all year round.

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Due to the nature of fungi, planting is not an option

 
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