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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.

Our mushroom substrate recipes

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

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

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

 

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

Before you dive into this post, we highly recommend reading our blog on how to start a mushroom farm.

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...

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Changing your farm and website simultaneously

mushroom farm update 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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Climate system design for the urban mushroom farm

Here at RotterZwam we have been sharing information on small scale urban mushroom farming since 2014. On July 10th in 2014 we shared the design for what is the basis of current modular urban mushroom farm on a website that is no longer online.

As het image is no longer online,...

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mushroom substrate preparation set up

These days it is fairly easy to put into action your Do It Yourself solution for the mixing of your substrate and the filling of the tubes. All you need is a few tools with the right measurements and a willingness for some manual work. At our company, we use a portable mini station with a...

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