Kitchen Garden Vegetables with Information on the Cropping of Vegetables

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Cousens Press, 2010 - Gardening - 162 pages
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This comprehensive guide to the mushroom industry comprises twenty two thorough and detailed chapters by various experts on the subject. It is extensively illustrated with black and white drawings, forming a complete how to guide. The Mushroom Industry takes a comprehensive and informative look at the subject, and is a fascinating read for any gardener or farmer. Contents Include: History of the Mushroom-growing Industry; The Mushroom Industry To-day; Economics; Commercial Prospects; Location and Construction of the Plant; Economic Importance of Fungi; Building a Mushroom Farm; Equipment and Supplies; Production of Mushrooms; Preparation of the Beds; Preparation of the Compost; Casing Soils; Spawn and Care of the Running Spawn; The Tray System; Cleaning, Sanitation, and Disposal of Spent Compost; Grading, Packing and Marketing; Laboratory Service; Market and Production; Laboratory Service; Marketing; Mushrooms for Nurserymen and market Gardeners; Other Methods of Commercial Mushroom Production. This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.

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