The mushroom cultivator. A practical guide to growing mushrooms at home

Paul Stamets. The mushroom cultivator. A practical guide to growing mushrooms at home. - Agarikon press, 1983

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FOREWORD by Dr. Andrew Weil

PREFACE

I. INTRODUCTION TO MUSHROOM CULTURE

II. STERILE TECHNIQUE AND AGAR CULTURE

III. GRAIN CULTURE

IV. THE MUSHROOM GROWING ROOM

V. COMPOST PREPARATION

VI. NON-COMPOSTED SUBSTRATES

VII. SPAWNING AND SPAWN RUNNING IN BULK SUBSTRATES

VIII. THE CASING LAYER

IX. STRATEGIES FOR MUSHROOM FORMATION (PINHEAD INITIATION)

X. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: SUSTAINING THE MUSHROOM CROP

XL GROWING PARAMETERS FOR VARIOUS MUSHROOM SPECIES

XII. CULTIVATION PROBLEMS AND THEIR SOLUTIONS: A TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE

XIII. THE CONTAMINANTS OF MUSHROOM CULTURE: IDENTIFICATION AND CONTROL

XIV. THE PESTS OF MUSHROOM CULTURE

XV. MUSHROOM GENETICS

APPENDICES

GLOSSARY

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

PHOTOGRAPHY AND ILLUSTRATION CREDITS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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Compost Preparation/91

DAY
-1

o

2,3
5
7

SHORT COMPOSTING PROCEDURE: Formula 1
For horse manure: Wet the starting materials thoroughly. Windrow.
Make up the pile. Add all supplements except gypsum. Mix and water thoroughly. Pile
should be 6 feet wide by 5-6 feet high. The sides should be vertical and compressed
tightly.
First turn: Add gypsum and water as needed. Keep the pile height constant and vary
the width only in relation to the amount of anaerobic material.

Second turn: Add water as needed.
Third turn: Add water as needed. Compost should be ready to fill.

The procedures for making a synthetic compost by the short composting method are outlined
below, with minor modifications for the home cultivator. Note the longer period of pre-composting
to condition the straw.

DAY
-1

-7

0

SYNTHETIC COMPOSTING PROCEDURE: Formula 2
Break straw bales and wet thoroughly. Windrow or spread out in a low flat pile, 2-3 feet
high. Water daily.
Mix the chicken manure together with the straw, wetting both well. Avoid water run-off.
Win drow.

-3

Re-mix the windrow, adding water as necessary. Start here if chopped straw is used—wet

the straw and chicken manure. Mix well and windrow.
0

Make up the pile. Dimensions should be 6 feet wide by 5 feet high. Add as much
water as possible without run-off. Use pile formers to insure vertical sides and stomp

Figure 88 Temperature zonation during
Long Composting.

Figure 89 Temperature zonation during
Short Composting.

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