Mushrooms are popping up everywhere! On restaurant menus, in grocery aisles, at local farmer's markets, and not just the ubiquitous white buttons we've seen for years. What once were exotic are now almost commonplace -- shiitake, chanterelle, cremini, enoki, the list grows longer every year.
Understanding how mushrooms grow is crucial to successfully cultivating them, and Mushroom Cultivation offers comprehensive instruction both on how mushrooms grow and how you can cultivate them yourself to enrich your soil, speed up your composting, and even to suppress weeds. Some cultivate mushrooms for medicinal use or make them into teas and tinctures.
After reading Mushroom Cultivation, you'll discover that growing a mushroom is really no more difficult than growing a tomato. You just need a slightly different set of skills.
Tavis Lynch is a commercial mushroom forager and cultivator, supplying restaurants and grocery stores with fresh product daily. He leads several public and private forays throughout the year, and is a certified mushroom expert by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Lynch is currently the vice president of the Shiitake Grower's Association (SHIIGA).