Move over, victory garden! The latest pandemic trend has homeowners growing something a bit more exotic to add to their plate: mushrooms.
While harvesting ‘shrooms might sound like a tricky endeavor, it’s actually easy—and fast. In fact, you can spawn fungi in as little as three or four weeks, which means you’ll have plenty of pizza and pasta toppings to feed your friends and family pod.
“Interest in mushrooms is certainly on the rise, for consumption and decor,” says Lori Harrison at the American Mushroom Institute. While Harrison says this hobby did exist pre-pandemic, the coronavirus quarantine has fueled this fungus-loving trend to new heights.
“We’ve seen lots of interest in DIY mushrooms—people are growing them both indoors and out,” says Tamara Tripp of Hudson Valley Mushrooms.
For some help starting your own home mushroom farm, here’s more about the best mushrooms to plant, where to plant them, and some…