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DIY Mushroom Soil: The Ultimate Guide!

Updated: Jan 6

Welcome to our tutorial on how to make your own mushroom soil using coco coir, vermiculite, and water. If you're an avid fungi gardener or just looking to start your own indoor mushroom garden, having a good quality soil mix is crucial for the success of your happy little fungi. While you can certainly purchase pre-made soil mixes in our online gardening store, it can be more economical and customizable to create your own mix at home.

This particular soil mix is designed to work with our 3-Step Mushroom Grow Guide. Pick up a copy for yourself for free here!

In this post, we'll walk you through the 3-steps on how to make your own mushroom soil using coco coir, vermiculite, and water – ingredients that are widely available and provide a range of benefits for mushrooms and fungi. We'll also discuss the benefits of using these specific ingredients and provide some tips on how to properly care for your soil mix. So let's get started on creating the perfect soil mix for your plants!

Step 1: Gather supplies

Some of these ingredients you likely have just laying around your house or workshop. Others, you might have to get on Amazon! And, of course, you can purchase the coco coir, pre-measured vermiculite, and gusseted poly bags in our store.

Some items such as the additional 5-gallon bucket without a lid or the 16-quart cooler, or the submersible thermometer are just recommendations to make your life a lot easier! Choose what works best for you.

You’ll need the following: