Wow Sam! I would love to learn to grow mushrooms myself so I have no advice for you. I've been told that you can call the folks at Fungi Perfecti and they will answer all sorts of questions and help you find out what will and won't work for your location. I used to have one of their catalogs but didn't use it and finally passed it on to someone else. http://www.fungi.com/ Good luck with your mushroom growing! Let me know how it works out for you.