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

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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by Stephen Russell
     
 

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With clear instructions and step-by-step photographs, this straightforward guide shows you how to cultivate mushrooms in your own home. From the basics of using mushroom kits to working with grain spawn, liquid cultures, and fruiting chambers, Stephen Russell covers everything you need to know to produce mouthwatering shiitakes, oysters, lion’s manes,

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With clear instructions and step-by-step photographs, this straightforward guide shows you how to cultivate mushrooms in your own home. From the basics of using mushroom kits to working with grain spawn, liquid cultures, and fruiting chambers, Stephen Russell covers everything you need to know to produce mouthwatering shiitakes, oysters, lion’s manes, maitakes, and portobellos. Whether you’re interested in growing them for your own kitchen or to sell at a local market, you’ll soon be harvesting a delicious and abundant crop of mushrooms. 

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Library Journal
★ 09/15/2014
Russell, owner of the Hoosier Mushroom Company and founder of the Hoosier Mushroom Society, has written a step-by-step, how-to guide for growing gourmet mushrooms at home. The book stresses indoor cultivation methods for consistent, year-round yield. The author starts with the basics for beginners who want to supply their own dinner tables, then moves to more complex ways for raising enough to sell at farmers markets. He intends the book to be a comprehensive reference for small-scale growers to replace classics like The Mushroom Cultivator: A Practical Guide to Growing Mushrooms at Home (1984) by Paul Stamets and J.S. Chilton and Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms (2011), also by Stamets. VERDICT Thorough and clearly written with helpful photos on nearly every page, this guide is a must for anyone who wants to move beyond premade growing kits. With Russell's emphasis on building basic skills, advice for avoiding common mistakes, and sections on troubleshooting, the book will be a valuable resource for those interested in growing a variety of gourmet mushrooms.—Stefanie Hollmichel, Univ. of St. Thomas Law Lib., Minneapolis

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612124636
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
09/15/2014
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
529,889
File size:
42 MB
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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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The Essential Guide to Cultivating Mushrooms: Simple and Advanced Techniques for Growing Shiitake, Oyster, LionGuide to Cultivating Mushrooms: Simple 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
EtienneRenoud More than 1 year ago
A very thorough and interesting read. I was able to read through the book quickly. The author is very knowledgeable and knows how to get his ideas across. Wonderful for the first time grower and anyone interested in dabbling into the mysterious world of mushrooms.