This comprehensive guide to the cultivation of mushrooms comprises seventeen thorough and detailed chapters by various experts on the subject. It is extensively illustrated with black and white drawings, forming a complete how to guide. Mushrooms Growing for Beginners takes a comprehensive and informative look at the subject, and is a fascinating read for any gardener. Contents Include: 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. This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.
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