Growing Gourmet & Medicinal Mushrooms
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A detailed and comprehensive guide for growing and using gourmet and medicinal mushrooms commercially or at home. With precise growth parameters for thirty-one mushroom species, this bible of mushroom cultivation includes gardening tips, state-of-the-art production techniques, realistic advice for laboratory and growing room construction, tasty mushroom recipes, and an invaluable troubleshooting guide.
More than 500 photographs, illustrations, and charts clearly identify each stage of cultivation, and a twenty-four-page color insert spotlights the intense beauty of various mushroom species. Whether you’re an ecologist, a chef, a forager, a pharmacologist, a commercial grower, or a home gardener—this indispensable handbook will get you started, help your garden succeed, and make your mycological landscapes the envy of the neighborhood.
Author Paul Stamets is the founder of Fungi Perfecti and co-director and founder of the Rainforest Mushroom Genome and Mycodiversity Preservation Project. He is the author of two seminal mycology textbooks, has been published in numerous journals, and is a leading lecturer on all things fungi. An advisor and consultant to the Program for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Medical School and the 1998 recipient of the Collective Heritage Institute’s Bioneers Award, Stamets lives in Kamilche Point, Washington with his collection of more than 250 medicinal mushroom cultures.
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Very thorough and informative
Well organized, detailed, and easy to use. It covers all aspects of mushroom cultivation, and can help both hobbyists and those thinking of going pro.
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I was able to learn how to grow mushrooms using this book for basic methods. I could usually find answers to questions that arose when inoculating a new mushroom.
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Top rated mushie education
This book is enormous in the level of experience shared and the amount of education that you will receive. Either it be a little corner of your room or a full vast expanse of a mushroom business, this book is a must for the mushroom cultivator