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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STRUCTURE AND GROWING SYSTEMS
ushroom cultivation was originally an outdoor activity dependent on seasonal conditions.
Substrates were prepared and spawned when outside temperatures and humidify were
favorable. This is still the case with many small scale growers of Volvariella volvacea, Stropharia

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rugoso-annulata and Lentinus eclocies.
Agaricus cultivators grow solely indoors. Initially, Agaricus growers in France adapted the limestone mines near Paris and in the Loire valley to meet the necessary cultural requirements of that
mushroom. These "caves" were well suited because of their constant temperature and high humidity, essential requirements for mushroom growing. When the first houses designed solely for mushrooms were built in the early 1 900's, temperature and humidify control were the main factors guid-

ing their construction.
For the home cultivator, a growing room should be scaled according to the scope of the project. The following guidelines supply the information to properly design and equip a growing cham-

ber, basement growing room, outdoor shed or garage.

Figure 65 An insulated plastic greenhouse suitable for mushroom growing.

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