You Can Grow Your Own Mushrooms

Learn how you can grow your own mushrooms, includes equipment, supplies, and instructions for growing mushrooms at home or on the farm.

| November/December 1977

  • Learn how you can grow your own mushrooms using these helpful growing tips.
    Learn how you can grow your own mushrooms using these helpful growing tips.
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  • Learn how you can grow your own mushrooms using these helpful growing tips.

Helpful tips on how to grow your own mushrooms at home or on the farm.

How to Grow Your Own Mushrooms

From Growing Your Own Mushrooms: Cultivating, Cooking & Preserving by Jo Mueller, copyright 1976 by Garden Way Publishing, Charlotte, Vt . and reprinted with the permission of the publisher. Available in paperback for $4.95 from any good bookstore or from MOTHER's Bookshelf.

Though most everyone loves to eat 'em, hardly anyone knows how to cultivate those delectable treats of nature known as . . . mushrooms. Yet it's really not that difficult . . . and with the expert guidance of Jo Mueller (plus a little dedicated work), you can soon be enjoying the rewards of raising this fascinating, nourishing, and highly prized food!

Mushroom Growing Equipment and Supplies

Cultivating mushrooms is considerably different from other gardening techniques and requires a different set of tools. Before beginning a venture with mushrooms you will need the following items:

[1] Pitchfork for handling compost. The type best suited has five or six prongs.

[2] Trays in which the mushrooms will be grown. Wooden trays or boxes made from old lumber are quite adequate. Use long nails or — better yet — screws when constructing these trays because the moisture from the compost tends to cause the wood to warp and the containers will not last through many growing seasons if poorly constructed. The trays should be from ten to twelve inches deep.

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