Growing gourmet and medical mushrooms

Paul Stamets. Growing gourmet and medical mushrooms. - Ten Speed Press, 2000


1. Mushrooms, Civilization and History

2. The Role of Mushrooms in Nature

3.Selecting a Candidate for Cultivation

4. Natural Culture: Creating Mycological Landscapes

5. The Stametsian Model: Permaculture with a Mycological Twist

6. Materials fo rFormulating a Fruiting Substrate

7. Biological Efficiency: An Expression of Yield

8. Home-made vs. Commercial Spawn

9. The Mushroom Life Cycle

10. The Six Vectors of Contamination

11. Mind and Methods for Mushroom Culture

12. Culturing Mushroom Mycelium on Agar Media

13. The Stock Culture Library: A Genetic Bank of Mushroom Strains

14. Evaluating a Mushroom Strain

15. Generating Grain Spawn

16. Creating Sawdust Spawn

17. Growing Gourmet Mushrooms on Enriched Sawdust

18. Cultivating Gourmet Mushrooms on Agricultural Waste Products

19. Cropping Containers

20. Casing: A Topsoil Promoting Mushroom Formation

21. Growth Parameters for Gourmet and Medicinal Mushroom Species

Spawn Run: Colonizing the Substrate

Primordia Formation: The Initiation Strategy

Fruitbody (Mushroom) Development

The Gilled Mushrooms

The Polypore Mushrooms of the Genera Ganoderma, Grifola and Polyporus

The Lion’s Mane of the Genus Hericium

The Wood Ears of the Genus Auricularia

The Morels: Land-Fish Mushrooms of the Genus Morchella

The Morel Life Cycle

22. Maximizing the Substrate’s Potential through Species Sequencing

23. Harvesting, Storing, and Packaging the Crop for Market

24. Mushroom Recipes: Enjoying the Fruits of Your Labors

25. Cultivation problems & Their Solutions: A Troubleshoting guide


I. Description of Environment for a Mushroom Farm

II. Designing and Building A Spawn Laboratory

III. The Growing Room: An Environment for Mushroom Formation & Development

IV. Resource Directory

V. Analyses of Basic Materials Used in Substrate Preparation

VI. Data Conversion Tables







Centre de Recherches sur les Champignons

Tottori Mycological Institute
Furukage 211
Tottori, 689-11


Sources for
Mushroom Spawn
Alpha Spawn
(215) 268-2018
R.D. #1, Box 34
Avondale, PA. 19311


553 Mission Vineyard Rd.
P.O. Box 1260
San Juan Bautista, CA. 95045

Field & Forest Products
(715) 582-4997
Peshtigo, WI. 54157

Fungi Perfecti
(360) 426-9292/FAX (360) 426-9377
Catalogue $ 4.50 U. S. funds.
P.O. Box 7634
Olympia, WA. 98507

Gourmet Mushrooms
P.O. Box 515
Graton, CA. 95444

International Spawn Laboratory
Beechmount, Navan
Co. Meath, Ireland

Lambert Spawn
(215) 384-5031
P.O. Box 407
Coatesville, PA. 19320

Longwood Biological Laboratories
(215) 869-3950
Hepburn Rd. RR. 2 Box 475

Avondale, PA. 19311

Morel Mountain
(617) 676-6373
(Fresh & Dried Morels, Outdoor Morel
P.O. Box 158
Mason, MI. 48854

(615) 964-2200
(Shiitake Spawn & Inoculation Equipment, Books)
P.O. Box 220
Summertown, TN. 38483-0220

Northwest Mycological Consultants
(503) 753-8198
702 NW 4th St

Corvallis, OR. 97330

Rainforest Mushroom Spawn
(604) 886-7799

P.O. Box 1793
Gibsons, B.C. VON 1VO

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