• DIY MUSHROOM CULTIVATION

    With applications in permaculture, urban farming, cooking, natural medicine, and the arts, interest in home-scale mushroom cultivation is exploding. Yet many beginners remain daunted by the perceived complexity of working with fungi.

    DIY Mushroom Cultivation is the remedy, presenting proven, reliable, low-cost techniques for home-scale cultivation that eliminate the need for a clean-air lab space to grow various mushrooms and their mycelium.

    Beautiful full-color photos and step-by-step instructions accompany a foundation of mushroom biology and ecology to support a holistic understanding of the practice. Growing techniques are applicable year-round, for any space from house to apartment, and for any climate, budget, or goal.


    Item: 9850
  • MUSHROOMING WITHOUT FEAR

    It presents the eight rules of mushroom gathering in a straightforward fashion. Each is identified with several color photographs and identification checklist, and there's also information on mushroom season, handling, storage, and cooking, complete with recipes

    Item: 4722
  • BLEWIT SAWDUST SPAWN

    Blewits are lilac to purple mushrooms that can be found fruiting during the fall and winter months. They need a heavy frost or freeze to initiate fruiting, so Blewits will not fruit in tropical climates. They taste mild and silky, and are best sliced and seared before adding to creamy potato soups with a dash of Sherry! A great recycler of hardwood leaves and compost, we have mixed this into our kitchen compost, shredded leaves, and mulched it into our vegetable garden, where it fruits. Two flushes a few weeks apart is normal. Beautiful purple-lilac caps. Approximate weight: 5 lb.

    Item: 10385
  • BUTTON MUSHROOM FRUITING KIT

    Anyone can grow some amazing white button mushrooms at home with this "just add water" countertop kit that comes complete with casing soil and easy to follow directions. You will never eat mushrooms fresher than twisting them from their growing media and cooking them up seconds later! White buttons grow on a composted straw media and fruit when covered with soil (included), so all you need to do is add the soil, water, and watch...It only takes a few weeks for the mushrooms to spring forth and merely days to mature before you are harvesting from your kit! Expect to harvest about 3-4 pounds of mushrooms! Kit measures 16x10x6 inches and comes complete with casing soil and directions, just add water! Because each mushroom kit is freshly packed to order, please allow five days to ship your order.

    Mushroom kits are available for shipment to USA addresses ONLY.

    Button Mushroom kits are only available September - May in North America.

    Item: 8652
  • COFFEE CULTIVATOR -8oz

    If you drink coffee (or can get the grounds in bulk from a coffee shop),an 8-ounce package of the Coffee Cultivator makes a great, fun way to recycle used coffee grounds, filters and all!With the starter culture, you can fill any container with a lid day after day with your grounds and soon you will be cooking up some tasty oyster mushrooms to celebrate your willingness to help the environment!

    This item is available for shipment to USA addresses only.

    Item: 8018
  • EDIBLE MUSHROOMS: SAFE TO PICK, GOOD TO EAT

    Wandering the woods in search of mushrooms is one of life's great pleasures. But be careful to pick the right ones! With Edible Mushrooms in your backpack, you'll know to pick only the safest, most delicious chanterelles, truffles, morels, and more. Author Barbro Forsberg presents 40 edible species and reveals how, when and where to find them-knowledge gained over the course of four decades spent mushrooming in the woods.

    Discover such aspects of mushrooming as:

    • Characteristics of edible mushrooms, per species
    • Cooking, cleaning and drying the day's bounty
    • Edible, inedible or toxic? Photographs and descriptions for what to pick and what to avoid
    • Poisonous varieties and how to recognize them

    All content has been verified by a professional mycologist. Plus, nature and educational photographs illustrate how mushrooms grow, the environments where you can expect to find them, and the ways in which the same species may vary from one sample to the next. So whether you're an experienced mushroom hunter or a novice to the art, with Edible Mushrooms you can confidently recognize, pick and eat the tastiest wild mushrooms.

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  • GARDEN GIANT SAWDUST SPAWN

    Garden Giant Sawdust Spawn is one of the easiest mushrooms to grow for beginners. Experienced growers have used this mushroom as a learning tool for cultivating in hardwood chip beds or mulch. What makes these mushrooms perfect for beginners is the ease of identification, nothing looks like it. It quickly colonizes wood chips and fruits a little in the spring and typically a bumper crop in the fall. It’s the perfect mushroom for gardening and permaculture projects, and can also be used to mulch the floors of livestock pens and chicken runs, as this mushroom is predatory on coliform bacteria and can help keep your coops clean and not as smelly! It can also be grown indoors on pasteurized straw cased with soil. The mushroom tastes like potatoes cooked in a mild red wine sauce and the stem is stringy like asparagus, so sautéing lightly in a little salted butter and serving it on mashed potatoes or on toast with eggs is a treat!

    Item: 10384
  • GARDEN GIANT/ KING STROPHARIA -5LB

    One of the easiest mushrooms to grow for beginners, experienced growers have used Garden Giant (also known as King Stropharia) as a learning tool for cultivating in hardwood chip beds or mulch.Perfect for gardening and permaculture projects, this mushroom can also be used to mulch the floors of livestock pens and chicken runs. The mushroom tastes like potatoes cooked in a mild red wine sauce. The stem is stringy like asparagus, so sautéing it lightly in a little salted butter and serving it on mashed potatoes or on toast with eggs is a treat!

    Mushroom kits are available for shipment to USA addresses only.

    Item: 8019
  • LIONS MANE MUSHROOM FRUITING KIT

    A mushroom that tastes like YES crabmeat! Hericium fruit have spines, not gills, and can be found fruiting on a variety of hardwood trees. Nearly identical in appearance and flavor to other Lion's Manes, this slight species variation differs from H. americanum in that this species forms a perfect singular ball of spines.Tearing this mushroom into strands and sautéing with butter and garlic tastes nearly identical to crabmeat or lobster! Great mushroom for anyone with shellfish allergies that wish they could eat shrimp or other seafood, try coating slices into egg, breading and frying them, pairing with a spicy mayo sauce for dipping.

    This item is available for shipment to USA addresses only.

    Item: 8650
  • LOG PLUGGING KIT OYSTER "WARM BLUE"

    If you enjoy mushrooms and interested in growing your own, this is the perfect kit to start with. Simple and easy to follow, it has everything you need to grow your own mushrooms for years to come.

    Item: 10408
  • LOG PLUGGING KIT SHIITAKE "WIDE RANGE"

    If you enjoy mushrooms and interested in growing your own, this is the perfect kit to start with. Simple and easy to follow, it has everything you need to grow your own mushrooms for years to come.

    Item: 10407
  • MUSHROOMING WITH CONFIDENCE

    There are thousands of different species of fungi, so it can be hard to tell which are edible and which are poisonous when you are picking them for yourself in the wild. Safe and unsafe species often closely resemble each other, and worrying about which mushrooms are safe and which might be deadly can take all the fun out of mushrooming. Enter Mushrooming with Confidence!

    Item: 10165
  • MUSHROOMS

    Learn how to identify and gather wild mushrooms and other fungi!

    An authoritative field guide to more than 450 species of wild mushrooms from around the world, Mushrooms shows the life cycle and features of a mushroom, what supplies are needed for mushroom foraging, and how to take a spore deposit.

    A photographic field guide forms the heart of the book, providing information on size, range, and habitat. The clear images and illustrations of specimens, along with information on what's poisonous and what's edible, make this the ultimate guide to mushrooms.

    Item: 10035
  • MYCELIAL MAYHEM

    Many people find that DIY mushroom cultivation is not nearly as complicated as they expect, but a knowledgeable and experienced mentor is crucial to success. Whether your goal is to harvest homegrown gourmet mushrooms for your table, supplement your income by selling to friends and neighbors, or start a full-fledged niche business, Mycelial Mayhem is packed with the advice and resources you need to succeed with this rewarding and valuable crop.

    Item: 7885
  • ORGANIC MUSHROOM FARMING AND MYCOREMEDIATION

    Cotter offers readers an in-depth exploration of best organic mushroom cultivation practices, shares the results of his groundbreaking research, and offers creative ways to apply cultivation skills.

    Item: 7341
  • PADDY STRAW SAWDUST SPAWN

    The Paddy Straw Sawdust Spawn is a tropical mushroom that only fruits above 80F and actually prefers 90+F. This protein rich species is widely cultivated in Asia on rice straw, but can be grown on many other slightly composted, dried vegetable wastes. This mushroom fruits quickly, typically in 5-7 days from spawning. The mushrooms form in eggs so they should be grown on a plastic barrier or in containers to avoid poisonous or deadly amanitas that associate with tree roots. A great tasting edible and prized in Asian markets, dried Paddy Straw can achieve protein contents of 38-42%! This culture will die under refrigeration or if temperatures drop below 50F for over a week, but perfect for intense summer heat. Perfect for growing seasonally if you have a few weeks or months when nothing else will grow!

    Item: 10387

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