Enjoying our first garden oyster mushroom harvest. Mushrooms are an excellent option for urban homesteaders looking to maximize the potential of their food forest gardens. We planted mushrooms in buckets of straw and directly into the wood chip mulch around plants in our gardens. Both have been very fruitful.

The spent mushroom substrates that we added to the buckets with straw and directly into the ground with wood chips worked very well. We are now growing our own mushrooms in the garden food forest successfully and getting to enjoy them with the harvest.