Grow Your Own Mushrooms – In An Old Book

While you can give old books to charity or sell them, why not grow mushrooms in them?

Yep, you read that right, mushrooms in an old book. Check out the picture below. Nigel, from Nigel’s Eco Store fame has been trying them himself and written about them on his blog here.

Oyster mushrooms grown in a book

The store sells a kit which contains oyster mushroom spores and all you need is a book, a little bit of water and five weeks to wait to eat them. Well it’s a little bit more fiddly than that, you need to keep the book (in its bag) in different places to ensure they grow right but looking at Nigel’s post the results are spectacular.

The kit costs £11.99.


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