Grow Lion’s Mane Mushroom

When it comes to growing lion’s mane mushrooms, I can’t help but get excited. Not only are these mushrooms delicious and nutritious, but they also have a fascinating appearance that makes them a captivating addition to any garden or indoor growing setup.

Getting Started with Lion’s Mane Mushrooms

First things first, it’s important to understand that lion’s mane mushrooms require a bit of special attention compared to some other varieties. They are a bit more delicate and have specific growing requirements, but the results are definitely worth the effort.

To get started, you’ll need to obtain lion’s mane mushroom spawn. You can either purchase ready-to-use spawn or make your own using a sterilized substrate. Once you have your spawn, you’ll also need a growing medium, such as hardwood sawdust or supplemented sawdust pellets, and a suitable growing container.

Creating the Ideal Growing Environment

Lion’s mane mushrooms thrive in a humid and cool environment. To simulate these conditions, you can use a large plastic bag or a plastic storage container as a makeshift fruiting chamber. Mist the growing medium regularly to maintain the necessary humidity levels, and keep the container in a location with good air circulation and indirect light.

It’s important to keep the growing medium at the right moisture level throughout the growing process. Too much or too little moisture can hinder the growth of the mushrooms, so it’s crucial to monitor and adjust as needed.

Patience and Care

As the lion’s mane mushrooms start to develop, you’ll notice their signature white, shaggy appearance. It’s truly a rewarding sight to see the mushrooms taking shape and knowing that you’ve provided the ideal conditions for their growth.

Be patient throughout the growing process, as it may take several weeks for the mushrooms to reach maturity. During this time, continue to monitor the humidity levels and make any necessary adjustments to ensure the best possible growing environment for your lion’s mane mushrooms.

Harvesting and Enjoying the Fruits of Your Labor

Once the lion’s mane mushrooms reach their full size and the spines are elongated, it’s time to harvest them. Use a sharp knife to cut the mushrooms from the growing medium, taking care to avoid damaging the remaining mycelium.

With your freshly harvested lion’s mane mushrooms in hand, you can now enjoy them in a variety of culinary creations. From sautéing and grilling to adding them to soups and stir-fries, the unique texture and flavor of lion’s mane mushrooms make them a versatile and delightful addition to any dish.


Growing lion’s mane mushrooms has been a truly rewarding experience for me. From the initial excitement of seeing the first signs of growth to the satisfaction of harvesting and enjoying the fruits of my labor, every step of the process has been a delight. If you’re looking to add a bit of magic to your home growing endeavors, I highly recommend giving lion’s mane mushrooms a try.