Five tips to grow mushrooms at home 

When the New York Times named mushrooms the “Ingredient of the Year,” mushrooms went from a chef essential to a household staple. And it’s no surprise given how versatile and mild the veggie is to cook with. Now, consumers aren’t just buying mushrooms at grocery stores and farmers’ markets—they are growing their own at home.

Toadstools can be a little trickier to cultivate than vegetables and herbs. Here are five tips to help your fungi grow.

Mushroom growing guide