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Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms

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After years of living in awe of the mysterious fungi known as mushrooms-chefs, health enthusiasts, and home cooks alike can't get enough of these rich, delicate morsels. With updated production techniques for home and commercial cultivation, detailed growth parameters for 31 mushroom species, a trouble-shooting guide, and handy gardening tips, this revised and updated handbook will make your mycological landscapes the envy of the neighborhood.

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PAUL STAMETS is the founder of Fungi Perfecti and codirector and founder of the Rainforest Mushroom Genome and Mycodiversity Preservation Project. He is the

Table of Contents

Mushrooms, civilization, and history — The role of mushrooms in nature — Selecting a candidate for cultivation — Natural culture: creating mycological landscapes — Permaculture with a mycological twist: the Stametsian model for a synergistic mycosphere — Materials for formulating a fruiting substrate — Biological efficiency: an expression of yield — Homemade vs. commercial spawn — The mushroom life cycle — The six vectors of contamination — Mind and methods for mushroom culture — Culturing mushroom mycelium on agar media — The stock culture library: a genetic bank of mushroom strains — Evaluating a mushroom strain — Generating grain spawn — Creating sawdust spawn — Growing mushrooms on enriched sawdust — Cultivating gourmet mushrooms on agricultural waste products — Cropping containers — Casing: a topsoil promoting mushroom formation — Growth parameters for gourmet and medicinal mushroom species — Maximizing the substrate's potential through species sequencing — Harvesting, storing, and packaging mushrooms for market — Mushroom recipes: enjoying the fruits of your labors — Cultivation problems and their solutions: a troubleshooting guide — Appendices.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781607741381
Publisher:
Ten Speed Press
Subject:
Mushroom culture
Author:
Paul Stamets
Author:
Stamets, Paul
Subject:
Mushrooms, edible
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Botany-Mushrooms
Subject:
Gardening : General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20001025
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
574

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