Essential Guide to Cultivating Mushrooms

Essential Guide to Cultivating Mushrooms

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In this book, 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 178 x 229 x 15.24mm | 20g
  • North Adams, United States
  • English
  • full colour photographs throughout
  • 1612121462
  • 9781612121468
  • 44,484

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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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About Stephen Russell

Stephen Russell owns The Hoosier Mushroom Company, the retail outlet for his mushroom farm (http: // He founded the The Hoosier Mushroom Society and travels throughout the year speaking at clubs, festivals, and conferences. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana.
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