Growing chanterelles is possible, but it’s a lot more difficult than other species like oyster mushrooms. They require the roots of specific species of trees and soil to really grow and thrive. And it can take several years after you innoculate the soil before you’ll get any mushrooms back. Instead, it’s best to go foraging for chanterelles.
Chanterelle mushrooms grow when the p. H levels are between 4 and 55. If the p. H goes beyond this range, you can pour sodium chloride on the soil to lower its p, and h levels.
Chanterelle mushrooms, or any kind of mushroom, grow on soils which have low nitrogen levels, has a good drainage, and have a low p. H When wanting to grow chanterelle mushrooms, you should also consider the kind of soil that you are cultivating it on.
How do you care for chanterelle mushrooms?
Chanterelle mushrooms survive and thrive in soil that is loose. Because of this, it’s best if you use a rake on the soil now and then. This is the most effective way to loosen the soil that it’ll grow on. You should also be extra careful when you’re walking around the tree because chanterelle mushrooms grow bigger when they are left undisturbed.
A full spawn may takes up to 21 days. July is the best month to grow Chanterelles mushrooms. When growing Chanterelles mushrooms, casing is important for the spawn to move through the compost.
In the wild, chanterelle mushrooms grow in abundance from late spring into early fall. But this depends on the region. June to September is prime chanterelle season . Chanterelles prefer hardwood forests where spruce and hemlock trees flourish. Chanterelles thrive in hardwood trees, but sometimes, they also grow around white pines.
When do chanterelles come in?
If you have heavy rain for a day or two, followed by very humid hot days, that’s the perfect time for chanterelles to emerge. Read my full guide of How to Grow Mushrooms to learn more about growing mushrooms, different approaches, and more.