The Essential Guide to Cultivating Mushrooms: Simple and Advanced Techniques for Growing Shiitake, Oyster, LionGuide to Cultivating Mushrooms: Simple

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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...
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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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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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612121468
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 8/12/2014
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 687,598
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Stephen Russell owns The Hoosier Mushroom Company, the retail outlet for his mushroom farm (http://www.mushroomfarm.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.

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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
 
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