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Growing Joy with Plants - Wellness Rooted in Nature

Maria Failla- Happy Plant Lady and Author of Growing Joy: The Plant Lover's Guide to Cultivating Happiness



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The Mushroom Miniseries: How to Grow Mushrooms Indoors

• 60 min

Do you want to learn how to grow mushrooms at home? In the third episode of our Mushroom Mini-series, Billy and I share how you can enjoy the process of growing mushrooms indoors. Our relationship as co-hosts, and more importantly, as life partners, has made this journey more delightful. We enjoy our time together as self-proclaimed “mushroom farmers,” learning and growing together. In this episode, we are grateful to welcome back Louis from North Spore who shares his mushroom expertise and beginner-friendly tips! In this episode, we learn:[05:42] What is it like being a mushroom farmer?[06:40] Multiple harvests from the grow kits through proper moisture management[08:51] Debunking magic mushroom misconceptions[2:44] Billy and Maria’s positive experiences with Lion's mane mushroom[14:34] How do you grow mushrooms indoors?[14:44] #1 Spray & Grow Kits (The perfect beginner species!)[18:02] #2 Fruiting Blocks[19:17] Where can you get premium quality growlights?[21:05] Where can you find delightful wind chimes that make for a perfect gift choice?[22:23] #3 Martha Tents (aka North Spore’s Boom Room)[25:36] How do you avoid mold with a Martha tent?[28:18] What's the ideal humidity level on the humidistat for the fruiting blocks?[30:39] What comprises a fruiting block and what goes into making it?[32:17] How do you distinguish spawns versus spores?[37:13] How do you pasteurize something?[37:58] What would be three great beginner mushrooms to start in a grow tent?[40:09] Economics of mushroom cultivation[42:26] Can a Martha tent enable a wider range of mushroom growth compared to a mono tub?[43:21] #3 Mono tub[50:22] What are the two substrates of Nameko mushrooms?[54:23] Who is North Spore? Mentioned in our conversation:How to Make a Martha Tent Mushroom Fruiting Chamber‘BoomRoom’ Automated Mushroom Martha Tent Grow KitHow to Make a Monotub: The Complete Monotub Tek GuideUsing a Spray & Grow KitFruiting Block KitsSpray & Grow KitsMonotub KitsMonotub Set Up & Grow GuideHow to Grow Mushrooms in Buckets & Containers For a list of beginner-friendly indoor mushrooms,check out the full show notes and blog here! Thank you to our episode sponsors:Soltech SolutionsBring the beauty of nature into your home. Soltech Solutions makes the grow lights you’ve heard me talk about for years: whether you are looking for a pendant light, track lighting, or a simple bulb to screw into any standard light fixture, Soltech has got you covered. They offer quality products with great customer service, free shipping, and a 5-year warranty. Keep the sun shining and the plants green inside your home with Soltech Solutions. Check them out at and get 15% off with code "bloom15". Wind River ChimesBring more peace, serenity, and magic into your home with chimes. Wind River is a Virginia-based company creating premium handcrafted and hand-tuned wind chimes for over 35 years. If you are looking for a new way to grow joy in your life and find a moment of peace, a Wind River chime is the perfect addition for your home or garden. Plus, it's a perfect personalized gift for your loved ones! Visit and use code GROWINGJOY to receive free engraving on all Corinthian Bells wind chimes. Follow North Spore: Louis' LinkedIn Website Instagram YouTube Facebook TikTok Pinterest Follow Maria and Growing Joy: Order my book: Growing Joy: The Plant Lover's Guide to Cultivating Happiness (and Plants) by Maria Failla, Illustrated by Samantha Leung Join the Bloom and Grow Garden Party Community Platform & App AKA the plantiest and kindest corner of the internet! Get your FREE 2-week trial here! Take the Plant Parent Personality Quiz (Get the perfect plants, projects and educational resources for YOUR Lifestyle) Support Bloom and Grow Radio by becoming a Plant Friend on Patreon! Instagram: @growingjoywithmaria Tiktok: @growingjoywithmaria Subscribe to the Growing Joy Youtube channel! /growingjoywithmaria Websit

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