The Mushroom Cultivator: A Practical Guide to Growing Mushrooms at Home


Book language : English

ISBN : 9780961079802

Author : Paul Stamets and J.S. Chilton

Publisher : Agarikon Press

Release Year : 1983

Pages : 415


This book 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 and more.

- 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

- Guidelines for the construction of mushroom growing rooms