Make Money With a Marvelous Mushroom Farm

You can set up your own mushroom farm for $100 or less. Here's how.



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A bumper crop from a one-man mushroom farm. Plenty to eat, and a lot left over to sell at $3.00 a pound!
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The propagation shed is a simple 8' by 12' wooden structure, insulated against cold and made vermin-proof.  
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Stewing the rice straw helps pasteurize the substrate.
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It's harvest time!
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This cage "tames" the wild mushroom. 
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Dr. Kurtzman uses a halved 50-gallon drum to steam-wash the "mushroom mulch."
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Straw in storage for future mushroom crops
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Secure paired trays with a latch to hold the straw in place. After harvesting, undo the latch to open and clean the trays.
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