Although it is never recommended to go out and pick mushrooms for consumption without knowing what you are doing, it is possible to grow safe mushrooms in your home. Planting mushroom spores is not difficult as long as you have the right material, but you should remember that the climate conditions are just as important to the growth of the mushrooms as material they are grown on.
Place the mushroom planting material in a glass container such as an aquarium tank. The type of growing material will depend on the kind of mushrooms being grown. Some grow best with wood while other are better with manure or straw.
Set the container in a dark area that is damp and cool. A basement is a great place for this. The temperature should be around 70 degrees until the mushrooms start to grow, then it should be lowered to about 60 degrees. If they are growing in a cool area, the best way to do this is to set up a heater for the initial growing time, and then turn it off later.
Sprinkle the spores on the growing material. There is no need to cover it up. They will grow right where they land. Make sure the the spores you use are bought from a reliable dealer to insure good mushrooms.