A practical introduction to growing and enjoying mushrooms at home
Cultivating your own mushrooms is simple and satisfying once you've mastered a few basics. Growing Mushrooms for Beginners
is full of expert advice and step-by-step instructions for growing and utilizing a range of edible and medicinal mushrooms at home, whether you have a sprawling backyard, a tiny balcony, or no outdoor space at all.
- Cultivation at a glance—Get started with a straightforward guide to the mushroom cultivation process, and explore simple setups that require minimal space and investment.
- Popular mushroom profiles—Discover detailed profiles of novice-friendly mushroom types, including oyster, agaricus, lion's mane, reishi, and shiitake.
- Project-specific pointers—Find troubleshooting tips for every growing project, plus instructions for freezing, drying, and cooking with your harvest.
Learn how to grow functional fungi with this beginner's mushroom guide.
SARAH DALZIEL-KIRCHHEVEL is passionate about gardening and finding creative ways to produce food in small spaces. She enjoys empowering others to grow and cook their own food, skills that she believes build confidence. Sarah is the founder of wearingwoad.com, and a partner and writer at joybileefarm.com.
“Sarah’s love of mushroom cultivation shines through in this easy-to-follow guide. From countertop cultivation to turning your yard mulch into mushroom territory, she takes the reader from inoculation to harvest with clear tips for success.” —Laurie Neverman, founder of Common Sense Home, blogger at commonsensehome.com, and author of Never Buy Bread Again