”PLEUROTUS ERYNGII GROWING TECHNIQUES”
The Pleurotus Eryngii is grown into greenhouses, under the
coverage of a 90% shading cloth and eventually (only with
regard to the superior part of the greenhouse) with a
transparent plastic film.
Over the floor (better if built in concrete), different
mushroom beds (in concrete or with metal plates as well) are
built (1 meter width, 25 centimeters height).
It is necessary, between a mushroom bed and another to leave
at least 50cm of free space.
The greenhouse, before the beginning of the growing
operation, must be carefully disinfected with specific
products like the Environ™ LpH™, or a solution containing
95% water and 5%
B) The substrate bags must be placed into the bed side by
side each other, then opened on the top part, removing the
plastic wrap until the substrate level is totally exposed.
After that, the substrate must be covered with a layer (1cm
thickness) of well filtered soft soil.
C) Over this covering layer, some treatments with specific
products must be applied, in order to prevent the spread of
The first treatment involves the use of Procloraz based
products, to avoid the development of mold of any kind.
4 grams of product will be diluted in 2 liters of water,
then subministered in a surface of 1 square meter.
The second treatment involves deltametrina (C22H19Br2NO3),
to prevent worms proliferation.
1 gram of product must be diluted in 2 liters of water,
subministered as well in a surface of 1 square meter.
As of now, the only disease against there is no solution
that's the so called "Bacteriosis".
D) After those treatments, only nebulized water will be
The soil must be always wet, but not soak.
An irrigation system with nebulizers is recommended, better
if positioned on the top.
E) After 10-15 days, the first signs of growth are going to
be visible to the naked eye, since then, in a matter of a
few days, the bed will be covered in mushrooms ready for
The harvest must be done through hand, exercising torsion on
the base of the mushroom.
Once the first harvest is over, add soil where necessary and
in 10-15 days more mushrooms will be ready to be collected.
Totally, each bag will provide 0,8 - 1 kilograms of product,
with even higher yield depending on climate conditions.
F) After 2 harvests the cycle ends, at this point the
exausted bags will be removed, the greenhouse disinfected
again, and a new grow operation can start.
“CARDONCELLO GROWING IS MORE LIKE A PASSION RATHER THAN A