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.