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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 [NOOK Book]

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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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Overview

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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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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612124636
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 9/15/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 232
  • Sales rank: 632,286
  • File size: 40 MB
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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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  • Posted December 10, 2014

    A very thorough and interesting read. I was able to read through

    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.

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