Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms

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Ten Speed Press, 2000 - Gardening - 574 pages
A detailed and comprehensive guide for growing and using gourmet and medicinal mushrooms commercially or at home.

"Absolutely the best book in the world on how to grow diverse and delicious mushrooms."--David Arora, author of Mushrooms Demystified

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.

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User Review  - OstkUser45231 - Overstock.com

A surprisingly detailed and in depth book on growing edible and medicinal mushrooms. Most of the information is way more detailed than a novice like myself needed however it contains probably everything Ill ever need to get started. Read full review

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User Review  - tapiopa - LibraryThing

This has to be the best general level book about growing mushrooms. If you want to start, or already have some experience in growing them, this is a must. First it gives advice about mushroom growing ... Read full review

About the author (2000)

Paul Stamets is the founder of Fungi Perfecti and codirector and founder of the Rainforest Mushroom Genome and Mycodiversity Preservation Project. He is the author of two seminal textbooks, The Mushroom Cultivator and Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms, has been published in numerous journals, and is presenting more lectures on mycology than he can keep track of. 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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