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There is a lot to talk about in the world of mushrooms. This blog is dedicated to help small scale urban mushroom farmers grow a profitable business. The topics we cover vary from DIY mushroom perforating bag machine to complete farm set up and the marketing communication aspects of modern urban mushroom farming.

How to make a basket for straw pasteurisation

diy straw pasteurisation May 07, 2020

The corona measurements are having an effect all over the world. And although our urban mushroom farm is resilient to shocks, we had to adjust to the reality around us. One of those things was the sudden decline in coffee grounds. 

As you might know, our urban farm grows oyster mushrooms on...

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Perforated bags for mushroom cultivation

diy Apr 07, 2020

We did the first video on how to make perforated bags for mushroom cultivation on May second in 2016. A lot has changed since then. Our farm has grown, we do a lot more substrate. That means, we need a lot more substrate bags. We believe in DIY, so we created our own device. Finally we found a...

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Our mushroom substrate recipes

ebook substrate Mar 06, 2020

In August 2019 we asked a simple question. What piece of information, insight or knowledge about growing mushrooms, is valuable for you? We asked because we wanted to up our game in sharing relevant content with you. 

In the first two months of 2020 almost 300 people have...

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The most important price argument for fresh mushrooms

businesscase sales Feb 22, 2020

We have been playing with the thought of doing a blog about this topic for a long time and we have been postponing it. Until today. The idea first came to mind when my co-founder Mark Slegers mentioned a peculiar "behaviour" of mushrooms, while they are longer on the shelves.

As...

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The mushroom life cycle on your farm

fruiting incubation Feb 07, 2020

You can find a lot of information about the mushroom life cycle on the internet. But we find that within this images, there are some parts missing. That's we we have redone the most commonly found image in the internet about the mushroom life cycle. Our version includes a time...

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Urban mushroom cultivation and the climate emergency

It has been a while since we posted a blog. But last week the European Parliament declared the climate emergency and although we typically will not refer to this institution, this time it got our attention. 

For those of you who are new to our blog, a short explanation on our absence in the...

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The Ultimate Urban Mushroom Farm part 1

Uncategorized Mar 04, 2019
 

Not much to say as this post is mostly video. We are building the Ultimate Urban Mushroom Farm and we are sharing the entire build with you.

In this first video, we are going to take you to our new location. The next video will be about the delivery of the containers. We will have...

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Preventing contamination in mushroom cultivation

Contamination, the most common threat to the both the beginning and the most experience mushroom grower. Across all our platforms it's the question we get the most. How can I prevent contamination or green mould in my substrate.

Well we have listened and created an ebook on the topic. We have...

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The 5 different mushroom farm types

Uncategorized Feb 03, 2019

We have done a post on this in the not so long past. But with the transfer of content something went wrong and just as with the fire that destroyed our mushroom farm on May 23th 2017, we also lost most of the content on our blog.

 So we are not only going to rebuild our farm, but also our...

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Changing your farm and website simultaneously

Uncategorized Dec 02, 2018

We started farming at the beginning of 2013. Although experimenting is a better word to describe what we were doing back then. There was hardly any knowledge available on small-scale urban mushroom farming nor where there many examples of profitable and lasting businesses out there.

After one...

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