What Mushrooms Grow in Wheat Straw?

According to mushroom authority Paul Stamets, mushrooms in the genus Pleurotus--the oyster mushroom family--do especially well in wheat straw. Garden Giants (Stropharia rugoso-annulata) also grows well in wheat straw, while white button mushrooms thrive in a composted straw-manure mix.

Keywords: mushrooms wheat straw, oyster mushrooms, composted straw, white button mushrooms

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Melissa Jordan-Reilly has been a writer for 20 years, both as a newspaper reporter and as an editor of nonprofit newsletters. Among the publications in which she has published are, "The Winsted Journal," "Taconic" and "Compass Magazine." A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Jordan-Reilly also pursues sustainable agriculture techniques and tends a market garden at her Northwestern Connecticut home.