The Essential Guide to Cultivating Mushrooms

The Essential Guide to Cultivating Mushrooms Author Stephen Russell
ISBN-10 9781612124636
Release 2014-09-15
Pages 232
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From the basics of using mushroom kits to working with grain spawn, liquid cultures, and fruiting chambers, Stephen Russell covers everything you need to know to produce mouthwatering shiitakes, oysters, lion’s manes, maitakes, and portobellos. Whether you’re interested in growing them for your own kitchen or to sell at a local market, you’ll soon be harvesting a delicious and abundant crop of mushrooms.



The Essential Guide to Cultivating Mushrooms

The Essential Guide to Cultivating Mushrooms Author Stephen Russell
ISBN-10 9781612121468
Release 2014-08-12
Pages 232
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Offers guidance and instructions for creating ideal environments for growing oyster, shiitake, lion's mane, and maitake mushrooms.



Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms

Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms Author Paul Stamets
ISBN-10 9781607741381
Release 2011-07-13
Pages 614
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After years of living in awe of the mysterious fungi known as mushrooms-chefs, health enthusiasts, and home cooks alike can't get enough of these rich, delicate morsels. With updated production techniques for home and commercial cultivation, detailed growth parameters for 31 mushroom species, a trouble-shooting guide, and handy gardening tips, this revised and updated handbook will make your mycological landscapes the envy of the neighborhood. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation

Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation Author Tradd Cotter
ISBN-10 9781603584562
Release 2015-05-09
Pages 400
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What would it take to grow mushrooms in space? How can mushroom cultivation help us manage, or at least make use of, invasive species such as kudzu and water hyacinth and thereby reduce dependence on herbicides? Is it possible to develop a low-cost and easy-to-implement mushroom-growing kit that would provide high-quality edible protein and bioremediation in the wake of a natural disaster? How can we advance our understanding of morel cultivation so that growers stand a better chance of success? For more than twenty years, mycology expert Tradd Cotter has been pondering these questions and conducting trials in search of the answers. In Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation, Cotter not only offers readers an in-depth exploration of best organic mushroom cultivation practices; he shares the results of his groundbreaking research and offers myriad ways to apply your cultivation skills and further incorporate mushrooms into your life—whether your goal is to help your community clean up industrial pollution or simply to settle down at the end of the day with a cold Reishi-infused homebrew ale. The book first guides readers through an in-depth exploration of indoor and outdoor cultivation. Covered skills range from integrating wood-chip beds spawned with king stropharia into your garden and building a “trenched raft” of hardwood logs plugged with shiitake spawn to producing oysters indoors on spent coffee grounds in a 4×4 space or on pasteurized sawdust in vertical plastic columns. For those who aspire to the self-sufficiency gained by generating and expanding spawn rather than purchasing it, Cotter offers in-depth coverage of lab techniques, including low-cost alternatives that make use of existing infrastructure and materials. Cotter also reports his groundbreaking research cultivating morels both indoors and out, “training” mycelium to respond to specific contaminants, and perpetuating spawn on cardboard without the use of electricity. Readers will discover information on making tinctures, powders, and mushroom-infused honey; making an antibacterial mushroom cutting board; and growing mushrooms on your old denim jeans. Geared toward readers who want to grow mushrooms without the use of pesticides, Cotter takes “organic” one step further by introducing an entirely new way of thinking—one that looks at the potential to grow mushrooms on just about anything, just about anywhere, and by anyone.



Shiitake Growers Handbook

Shiitake Growers Handbook Author Paul Przybylowicz
ISBN-10 MINN:31951D00162921U
Release 1988
Pages 217
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Shiitake Growers Handbook has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Shiitake Growers Handbook also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Shiitake Growers Handbook book for free.



Mycelial Mayhem

Mycelial Mayhem Author David Sewak
ISBN-10 9781550926217
Release 2016-03-14
Pages 288
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Most supermarket mushrooms are bland and boring; products of an industrial process which typically relies on expensive equipment and harmful pesticides. Many people would like to add more flavorful and diverse fungi to their diets, but lack the knowledge or confidence to gather or grow their own. Do-it-yourself cultivation is a fun, exciting way to incorporate a variety of mushrooms into a sustainable lifestyle. Mycelial Mayhem is a straightforward, no-nonsense resource for the aspiring mushroom grower. This practical guide cuts through much of the confusion surrounding methods and techniques, helping the hobbyist or farmer to: Select regionally appropriate species for the home garden, farm-scale production, or an edible landscape Practice sustainable, environmentally friendly cultivation techniques, such as companion planting, to combat common garden pests and diseases Choose a successful, proven business approach to maximize profit and minimize frustration Many people find that DIY mushroom cultivation is not nearly as complicated as they expect, but a knowledgeable and experienced mentor is crucial to success. Whether your goal is to harvest homegrown gourmet mushrooms for your table, supplement your income by selling to friends and neighbors, or start a full-fledged niche business, Mycelial Mayhem is packed with the advice and resources you need to succeed with this rewarding and valuable crop. David Sewak and Kristin Sewak are avid growers of edible mushrooms, heirloom vegetables, native landscape plants and sustainable landscape design. They speak on mushroom gathering and indoor and outdoor cultivation techniques at regional and national green living events.



The Mushroom Book for Beginners

The Mushroom Book for Beginners Author Frank Randall
ISBN-10 1480086258
Release 2012-10-01
Pages 58
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This book teaches you the basics of growing mushrooms at home. You'll take a step back in time and learn about the history of mushrooms as food and why it took centuries for home mushroom growing to really catch on. You find the best types of mushrooms for beginners to grow. If you aren't sure what tools you'll need, don't worry; this book has that covered too. You will learn how to make sure that your mushrooms grow quickly and pest free, and the best ways to harvest, preserve, and store your crop. Whether you like shiitakes, portobello, or oyster mushrooms, stop buying them in stores. You'll learn how to grow your own and keep your family well supplied.



Radical Mycology

Radical Mycology Author Peter McCoy
ISBN-10 0986399604
Release 2016-02-02
Pages 670
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Interwoven with short essays on the lessons of the fungi, Radial Mycology begins with chapters that explore the uniqueness of fungal biology, the critical ecological roles of micro and macro fungi, how to accurately identify mushrooms and mycorrhizal fungi, the importance of lichens as medicines and indicators of environmental quality, and the profound influences that fungi have held on the evolution of all life and human cultures. With this foundation laid, the reader is then equipped to work with the fungi directly. Techniques for making potent fungal medicines, growing fermenting fungi for food, and cheaply cultivating mushrooms using recycled tools (and yet still achieving lab-quality results) are explored in-depth. Subsequent chapters grow far beyond the limits of other books on mushrooms. Detailed information on the principles and practices of natural mushroom farming--largely influenced by the design system of permaculture--is presented along with extensive information on cultivating mycorrhizal fungi and the science of mycoremediation, the application of fungi to mitigate pollution in the environment and in our homes. The book ends with deeper insights into the social effects that fungi present from the reflection of mycelial networks in the design of whole societies to a rigorous examination of the history of psychoactive fungi. Written for the beginner as well as the experienced mycologist, Radical Mycology is an invaluable reference book for anyone interested in Do-It-Yourself (or Do-It-Together) homesteading, community organizing, food security, natural medicine, grassroots bioremediation, and the evolution of human-fungal-ecological relations. More than a book on mushrooms, Radical Mycology is a call to ally with the fungi in all efforts to spawn a healthier world. Heavily referenced and vibrantly illustrated by the author, this unprecedented book will undoubtedly remain a classic for generations to come.



Mycophilia

Mycophilia Author Eugenia Bone
ISBN-10 9781609613242
Release 2011-10-25
Pages 368
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In Mycophilia, accomplished food writer and cookbook author Eugenia Bone examines the role of fungi as exotic delicacy, curative, poison, and hallucinogen, and ultimately discovers that a greater understanding of fungi is key to facing many challenges of the 21st century. Engrossing, surprising, and packed with up-to-date science and cultural exploration, Mycophilia is part narrative and part primer for foodies, science buffs, environmental advocates, and anyone interested in learning a lot about one of the least understood and most curious organisms in nature.



Teaming with Fungi

Teaming with Fungi Author Jeff Lowenfels
ISBN-10 9781604697810
Release 2017-01-11
Pages 172
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From the bestselling author of Teaming with Microbes and Teaming with Nutrients Teaming with Fungi is an important guide to mycorrhizae and the role they play in agriculture, horticulture, and hydroponics. Almost every plant in a garden forms a relationship with fungi, and many plants would not exist without their fungal partners. By better understanding this relationship, gardeners can take advantage of the benefits of fungi, which include an increased uptake in nutrients, resistance to drought, earlier fruiting, and more. Learn how the fungi interact with plants and how to best to employ them in your home garden.



The Fungal Pharmacy

The Fungal Pharmacy Author Robert Rogers
ISBN-10 9781583945957
Release 2012-06-12
Pages 608
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In The Fungal Pharmacy, noted herbalist Robert Rogers introduces readers to more than 300 species of medicinal mushrooms and lichens found in North America. These fungi, Rogers explains, have the capacity to heal both the body and, through the process of myco-remediation, the planet itself. Throughout the book, he documents their success in optimizing the immune system and treating a wide range of acute and chronic diseases, including cardiovascular, respiratory, and liver problems, blood sugar disorders, cancer, and obesity. Entries discuss the mushroom or lichen’s medicinal traits and properties, including active chemical components, preparation methods (including extracts, essences, and essential oils), and historical as well as modern-day usage. Two hundred full-color photos and thorough descriptions make identification easy for the reader. Rogers also delves into the cultural, religious, and literary significance of each mushroom, featuring fascinating tidbits about each one’s etymology and history.



Mycelium Running

Mycelium Running Author Paul Stamets
ISBN-10 9781607741244
Release 2011-03-09
Pages 356
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Mycelium Running is a manual for the mycological rescue of the planet. That’s right: growing more mushrooms may be the best thing we can do to save the environment, and in this groundbreaking text from mushroom expert Paul Stamets, you’ll find out how. The basic science goes like this: Microscopic cells called “mycelium”--the fruit of which are mushrooms--recycle carbon, nitrogen, and other essential elements as they break down plant and animal debris in the creation of rich new soil. What Stamets has discovered is that we can capitalize on mycelium’s digestive power and target it to decompose toxic wastes and pollutants (mycoremediation), catch and reduce silt from streambeds and pathogens from agricultural watersheds (mycofiltration), control insect populations (mycopesticides), and generally enhance the health of our forests and gardens (mycoforestry and myco-gardening). In this comprehensive guide, you’ll find chapters detailing each of these four exciting branches of what Stamets has coined “mycorestoration,” as well as chapters on the medicinal and nutritional properties of mushrooms, inoculation methods, log and stump culture, and species selection for various environmental purposes. Heavily referenced and beautifully illustrated, this book is destined to be a classic reference for bemushroomed generations to come. From the Trade Paperback edition.



The Field Guide to Peppers

The Field Guide to Peppers Author Dave DeWitt
ISBN-10 9781604697483
Release 2016-02-04
Pages 308
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The essential guide for pepper enthusiasts! A little spice can really take a meal to the next level—but with so many peppers to choose from, how do you pick one capsicum from another? In The Field Guide to Peppers, Dave DeWitt and Janie Lamson give expert advice on popular varieties like ancho, cayenne, jalapeño, serrano, and more. The 400 profiles in this fiery guide include all the major types of peppers, and each page features a color photograph along with all the details a pepperhead needs to know: common name, origin, source, pod length and width, plant height, color, harvest, and heat level, ranging from sweet to superhot.



Growing and Marketing Ginseng Goldenseal and other Woodland Medicinals

Growing and Marketing Ginseng  Goldenseal and other Woodland Medicinals Author Jeanine Davis
ISBN-10 9781550925630
Release 2014-07-07
Pages 480
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The most comprehensive, truly practical guide to the cultivation of woodland botanicals



The Fermented Man

The Fermented Man Author Derek Dellinger
ISBN-10 9780715651698
Release 2017-05-18
Pages 288
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Homebrewer and writer Derek Dellinger began a journey that would change nearly everything he thought he knew about fermented food and drink, and as a beer expert he knew a great deal. For an entire year, Dellinger would eat or drink only microbe-made foods. Exploring the vast world of fermentation, he became the living embodiment of its cultural and nutritional power, transforming himself into the Fermented Man. In this entertaining and informative narrative, Dellinger catalogues his year spent on this unorthodox diet, revealing insights about the science of fermentation, its cultural history, culinary value, and nutritional impact along the way. He goes beyond old favourites like yogurt and sauerkraut to show us how fermentation occurs in a wide range of foods we might never have expected, and is at the root of many unique delicacies around the world. From foraging for living bacteria in the modern grocery store, to sampling mucous-green Century Eggs in Chinatown, to a winter quest to Iceland for rotten shark meat, he investigates a realm of forgotten foods that is endlessly complex and surprisingly flavourful. And despite our collective aversion to bacteria, Dellinger’s experience and research reveals that it is these same microbes that may hold the key to our health and diets.



The Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Hops Malts and Brewing Herbs

The Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Hops  Malts  and Brewing Herbs Author John N. Peragine
ISBN-10 9781601383532
Release 2011
Pages 336
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Provides information on a variety of hops, grains, and herbs and offers instructions on their growth and harvest and the essentials of home brewing.



The Mushroom Cultivator

The Mushroom Cultivator Author Paul Stamets
ISBN-10 0961079800
Release 1983
Pages 415
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... The best source of information on growing mushrooms at home (back cover.).