Easiest Mushrooms To Grow For Beginners

Mushroom cultivation can be a fun and rewarding hobby, and there are several mushroom varieties that are well-suited for beginners due to their relatively simple growing requirements. Some of the easiest mushrooms to grow for beginners include:

  1. White Button Mushrooms (Agaricus bisporus): These are the most commonly cultivated mushrooms and are relatively easy to grow. They thrive on composted materials and are often available as pre-made kits.
  2. Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus): Oyster mushrooms are known for their adaptability and fast growth. They can be grown on a variety of substrates, including straw, coffee grounds, or even cardboard. Oyster mushroom kits are widely available.
  3. Shiitake Mushrooms (Lentinula edodes): Shiitake mushrooms are a popular choice among hobbyists. They can be grown on hardwood logs or sawdust-based substrates. Logs can be inoculated with shiitake spawn and left to grow outdoors.
  4. King Stropharia or Wine Cap Mushrooms (Stropharia rugoso-annulata): These mushrooms are relatively low-maintenance and can be grown on wood chips or mulched beds. They are great for gardeners looking to improve soil quality as they break down organic matter.
  5. Enoki Mushrooms (Flammulina velutipes): Enoki mushrooms grow well at lower temperatures and are often cultivated in jars or bottles. They have a unique appearance with long, thin stems and small caps.
  6. Lion's Mane Mushrooms (Hericium erinaceus): Lion's Mane mushrooms are known for their unique appearance and potential health benefits. They can be grown on hardwood sawdust or logs.
  7. Maitake Mushrooms (Grifola frondosa): Maitake mushrooms, also known as hen-of-the-woods, can be grown on hardwood logs and are known for their delicious flavor.

When starting as a beginner, it's a good idea to begin with mushroom kits or spawn from reputable suppliers. These kits often come with detailed instructions, making the process easier to understand. As you gain experience, you can explore more advanced mushroom cultivation techniques and species. It's important to follow proper sanitation practices and maintain the right environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, and light) for successful mushroom cultivation.


We have an assortment of All-In-One Mushroom Grow Bags aka "Fun Bags' for your growing pleasure. Fun bags are literally a window into how mother nature produces mushrooms right inside the bag. 

Our fun bags are a great family or school project. Teach kids how to grow their own mushrooms and they will never go hungry. No yard needed. Grow right indoors from beginning until harvest. Bags can also be grown outdoors. 

These bags to not contain spores or liquid culture. Inoculate with your favorite mushroom spores or liquid culture. 

If you have any questions or need advice please contact us.