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The Essential Guide to Cultivating Mushrooms: Simple and Advanced Techniques for Growing Shiitake, Oyster, Lion's Mane, and Maitake Mushrooms at Home

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With clear instructions and step-by-step photographs, this comprehensive guide shows you how to cultivate mushrooms in your own home, producing shiitakes, oysters, lion's manes, maitakes, and portabellas for your kitchen or for a small business. Beginners will learn the best way to use a mushroom kit, as well as how to maintain the sterile procedures and controlled environment that cultivation requires. Novices and the more experienced will learn how to create grain spawn or sawdust spawn and how to use liquid cultures and fruiting chambers. Advanced readers will gain a thorough knowledge of how to work with large-scale grain spawn, agar, bag cultures, bulk substrates, and large fruiting chambers to produce mushrooms consistently and in greater quantity.

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Harvest Mushrooms at Home

Learn to grow the most popular species - Oyster, Shiitake, Lion's Mane, and Maitake - in controlled indoor environments at home. Beginning with the best ways to ensure success with a kit and proceeding through advanced techniques for creating sawdust spawn, working with liquid cultures and fruiting chambers, and much more, Stephen Russell covers everything the home grower needs to know. A trusted reference for market growers, this book is also the perfect companion for hobbyists craving a steady supply of dinner-table mushrooms.

About the Author

ushroomfarm.com/about-our-company.html). He founded the The Hoosier Mushroom Society and travels throughout the year speaking at clubs, festivals, and conferences. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana.

Table of Contents

Preface

Part 1: Basics for Beginners

1.   Getting to Know Mushrooms
2.   Basic Growing Options
3.   Combating Contaminants
4.   Your First Grow

Part 2: Intermediate Methods

5.   Pressure Cookers and Flow Hoods
6.   Grain Spawn
7.   Casings
8.   Liquid Cultures
9.   Working with Sawdust
10. Midsize Fruiting Chambers

Part 3: Advanced Methods

11.   Agar Cultures
12.   Large-Scale Grain Spawn
13.   Bulk Substrates

Resources
Index
 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781612121468
Author:
Russell, Stephen
Publisher:
Storey Publishing
Subject:
Vegetables
Subject:
GARDENING / House Plants & Indoor
Subject:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Sustainable Agriculture
Subject:
Gardening-Vegetable
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20140831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in

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Harvest Mushrooms at Home

Learn to grow the most popular species - Oyster, Shiitake, Lion's Mane, and Maitake - in controlled indoor environments at home. Beginning with the best ways to ensure success with a kit and proceeding through advanced techniques for creating sawdust spawn, working with liquid cultures and fruiting chambers, and much more, Stephen Russell covers everything the home grower needs to know. A trusted reference for market growers, this book is also the perfect companion for hobbyists craving a steady supply of dinner-table mushrooms.
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