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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.

Webinar session on humidification in mushroom cultivation

Next Friday Ivanka Milenkovic and Siemen Cox will be discussing the much debated topic on humidification in mushroom farming. It's a tryout and we are looking into making a series out of it. But only if it adds value to the participants.
 
We use a Google Meet session. It can host 250...
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How to make a basket for straw pasteurisation

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

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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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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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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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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