If you're noticing that your grow bags have reached between 20-50% mycelium growth, it may be time to mix them up. Mixing your bags can help to spread the mycelium throughout the substrate and increase overall colonization.
Here's how to do it:
Separate grains and CVG: Separate the grain from the dirt in each bag. Be careful not to damage the mycelium or the bag.
Mix grains: Mix only the grains together, ensuring that they are evenly distributed.
Compress the content: Gently pat the bags down to create a cube-like structure.
Avoid compressing the bags too much, as this can damage the mycelium and inhibit growth.
It's important to note that opening the bags and mixing the substrate is not recommended, as this can introduce contaminants and increase the risk of infection.
If you're unsure about whether it's the right time to mix your bags, check out these helpful resources:
- Curative Mushrooms Facebook Live Video: https://fb.watch/hms_1Owk8R/
- Curative Mushrooms YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/MJK7U-jwgMs
- Mushroom Cultivation Tips and Tricks Facebook Group Video: https://fb.watch/iyWdxoh5Oo/
Remember to always follow the instructions in the grow guide and be gentle with your bags to promote healthy growth.