A Mycology Starter Or How to Be a Backyard Mushroom Farmer and Grow the Best Edible Mushrooms at Home
Author: Frank Randall
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
This book teaches you the basics of growing mushrooms at home. You'll take a step back in time and learn about the history of mushrooms as food and why it took centuries for home mushroom growing to really catch on. You find the best types of mushrooms for beginners to grow. If you aren't sure what tools you'll need, don't worry; this book has that covered too. You will learn how to make sure that your mushrooms grow quickly and pest free, and the best ways to harvest, preserve, and store your crop. Whether you like shiitakes, portobello, or oyster mushrooms, stop buying them in stores. You'll learn how to grow your own and keep your family well supplied.
This classic text provides a comprehensive and practical guide to growing mushrooms, and is suitable for the home and amateur growers. Illustrated with detailed diagrams, it introduces the reader to a broad range of topics and contains helpful advice that remains of relevant use today. Contents include: Mushrooms; About Mushrooms; First Principles; Buildings; Mushroom Growing on a Small Scale; Mushrooms for the Amateur Gardener; Natural or Hit-and-Miss Methods of Growing Mushrooms; Manure and Composting; Preparation of the Beds - Filling, Spawning and Casing; Mushroom Beds; Care of the Boxes and Beds; Casing; Spawn and Spawning Supervising the Spawn Run; Temperature, Moisture, and Light; Watering; The Growing Period; Picking; Sanitation and Pest Control. We are republishing this vintage work in a high quality, modern and affordable edition, featuring reproductions of the original illustrations and a newly written introduction.
This hip-pocket Field Guide presents 24 hallucinogenic mushrooms that grow within U.S. borders and the eight poisonous species that they are most easily confused with. A reliable reference for the beginner, the Field Guide opens up the world of mycology in a clear and precise way. The Hallucinogenic and Poisonous Mushroom Field Guide is a compact course in mycology as well as a handy tool for the professional.
Lavishly illustrated with nearly three hundred gorgeous full-color photos, this engaging guidebook carefully describes forty different edible species of wild mushrooms found around Illinois and surrounding states, including Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, Indiana, and Kentucky. With conversational and witty prose, the book provides extensive detail on each edible species, including photographs of potential look-alikes to help you safely identify and avoid poisonous species. Mushroom lovers from Chicago to Cairo will find their favorite local varieties, including morels, chanterelles, boletes, puffballs, and many others. Veteran mushroom hunters Joe McFarland and Gregory M. Mueller also impart their wisdom about the best times and places to find these hidden gems. Edible Wild Mushrooms of Illinois and Surrounding States also offers practical advice on preparing, storing, drying, and cooking with wild mushrooms, presenting more than two dozen tantalizing mushroom recipes from some of the best restaurants and chefs in Illinois, including one of Food & Wine magazine's top 10 new chefs of 2007. Recipes include classics like Beer Battered Morels, Parasol Mushroom Frittatas, and even the highly improbable (yet delectable) Morel Tiramisu for dessert. As the first new book about Illinois mushrooms in more than eighty years, this is the guide that mushroom hunters and cooks have been craving. Visit the book's companion website at www.illinoismushrooms.com.
All You Need to Know about Indoor and Outdoor Mushroom Cultivation for Beginners
Author: John Leggette
Mushrooms are popping up everywhere! On restaurant menus, in grocery aisles, at local farmer's markets, and not just the ubiquitous white buttons we've seen for years. What once were exotic are now almost commonplace -- shiitake, chanterelle, cremini, enoki, the list grows longer every year. Understanding how mushrooms grow is crucial to successfully cultivating them, and This book offers comprehensive instruction both on how mushrooms grow and how you can cultivate them yourself to enrich your soil, speed up your composting, and even to suppress weeds. Some cultivate mushrooms for medicinal use or make them into teas and tinctures. After reading Beginners Guide to Mushroom cultivation, you'll discover that growing a mushroom is really no more difficult than growing a tomato. You just need a slightly different set of skills.
Expand your culinary knowledge of wild and cultivated mushrooms with this comprehensive cookbook by award-winning writer and chef Bill Jones. Learn from an acknowledged expert in the field of wild foods how to source mushrooms through foraging, shopping, and growing, and get a thorough overview of the common types of wild and cultivated fungi. Gain insight into the medicinal and cultural uses of mushrooms, and reap the health benefits of simple, unprocessed food. Delicious recipes for basic pantry preparations, soups, salads, meats, seafood, and vegetable dishes, all featuring mushrooms, include: Truffle Potato Croquettes; Mushroom Pate; Porcini Naan; Semolina Mushroom Cake; Beef Tenderloin and Oyster Mushroom Carpaccio; Curried Mushroom and Coconut Bisque. The Deerholme Mushroom Book is every chef’s essential guide to edible mushrooms.
Psilocybin is a psychedelic alkaloid of the tryptamine family contained in psilocybin mushroom. This type of mushroom is also called "magic mushroom" or simply "shroom" to some people. Psilocybin is also present in hundreds of species of fungi, including those belonging to genus Psilocybe such as Psilocybe cubensis and Psilocybe semilanceata. Effects of psilocybin can be pleasant and even ecstatic. You can also experience a deep sense of connection with others, with nature, and with your environment. Sometimes you can also experience, confusion and hilarity. For those inexperienced people who take a high dosage of the substance, difficult trips may occur when psychedelic compounds are consumed or when it triggered difficult areas of one's psyche. Here is a preview of what you'll learn: - Brief History of Psilocybin Mushroom - Therapeutic Benefits of Psilocybin - Effects of Using Psilocybin - Myths and Dangers - Preparation, Materials, and Equipment Needed Mixing Bowl - Summary and Procedure - Substrate Preparation - Mycelia (Vegetative) Growth Procedure - Fruiting and Harvesting Procedure - Preservation Methods - Legality