After reading about Back to the Roots mushroom growing kits on several blogs, I decided to buy one when they were offered as a deal on Heartsy. Having had so little luck in my square foot gardening efforts, I figured that I’d try my hand at growing mushrooms. Mushrooms grow on trees! They grow on our lawn after rain! Mushrooms are everywhere! You can’t not grow mushrooms!
Well, yes and no. I managed to get two crops out of my mushroom kit, but they were a little bit stunted because the first crop came when the air conditioning was on and the second was when we started turning on the heat. Mushrooms need dampness and even with my obsessive misting, the mushrooms kind of dried out (as you can see in the picture below). Bummer.
But still, I got some oyster mushrooms out of the deal, so that was awesome. This is what I made with my second crop–Wild Mushroom Fettuccine with Smoked Apple Sage Sausage. Earthy mushrooms meet sweet-and-savory vegan sausage and wine-braised leeks–delicious! Feel free to substitute any kind of mushrooms or sausage that you like.