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Growing Mushrooms for Beginners: A Simple Guide to Cultivating Mushrooms at Home

Growing Mushrooms for Beginners: A Simple Guide to Cultivating Mushrooms at Home

by Sarah Dalziel-Kirchhevel


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A practical introduction to growing and enjoying mushrooms at home

Cultivating your own mushrooms is simple and satisfying once you’ve mastered a few basics. Growing Mushrooms for Beginners is full of advice, techniques, and step-by-step instructions for growing a range of edible and medicinal mushrooms at home, whether you have a sprawling backyard, a tiny balcony, or no outdoor space at all.

  • Cultivation at a glance—Get started with a straightforward guide to the basics of the cultivation process, and explore simple setups that require minimal space and investment.
  • A variety of growing mediums—Learn everything you need to know to successfully grow mushrooms on logs, straw, sawdust and woodchips, compost, and in mason jars.
  • Project-specific pointers—Find troubleshooting tips for every growing project, plus instructions for freezing, drying, and cooking with your harvest.
  • Popular mushroom profiles—Explore detailed profiles of 7 novice-friendly mushroom types, like oyster and lion’s mane, including their unique characteristics, flavors, health benefits, and specific growing requirements.
  • 30 culinary and medicinal recipes—Discover delicious recipes to showcase your mushroom harvest, from Cordyceps Tea to Tri-Mushroom Curry.

Learn how to grow and utilize a wide variety of mushrooms at home with help from this beginner-friendly guide.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781648768125
Publisher: Callisto Media
Publication date: 05/11/2021
Pages: 154
Sales rank: 766,473
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

SARAH DALZIEL-KIRCHHEVEL is passionate about gardening and finding creative ways to produce food in small spaces. She enjoys empowering others to grow and cook their own food, skills that she believes build confidence. Sarah is the founder of, and a partner and writer at

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