- Paperback: 415 pages
- Publisher: Agarikon Press; 1st edition (October 1, 1984)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0961079800
- ISBN-13: 978-0961079802
- Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.7 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 137 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #141,260 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Mushroom Cultivator: A Practical Guide to Growing Mushrooms at Home 1st Edition
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The book you are about to read is a milestone in the new awareness of mushrooms. The Mushroom Cultivator by Paul Stamets and J.S. Chilton is easily the best source of information on growing mushrooms at home. The authors demystify the art of mushroom cultivation and put mastery of it within everyone's reach. If you have been searching for information on this topic, you will find it to be all that you have been looking for. Includes detailed growth requirements for 15 mushroom species, sterile culture and mushroom spawn preparation techniques, procedures for strain selection and development, practical preparation methods for compost and bulk substrates, the mushroom life cycle and mushroom genetics, identification of the major competitor molds, pathogens and pests, and guidelines for the construction of mushroom growing rooms.
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This book walks you through growing mushrooms a bit more in detail than the other book as far as forming substrates, culturing mushrooms, etc. For anyone wanting to grow mushrooms I would recommend this book.
The only downside is, if you are like me and poor, you will discover that growing mushrooms properly can include making a considerable investment. I have not attempted growing any other than from kits you purchase mainly due to the cost.
It is still a good read and worst case scenario, you don't grow any mushrooms, you will still have learned a lot.