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Yes, you can grow mushrooms from scratch!
Why grow mushrooms?
Mushrooms are a joy to grow—for food, as a garden feature, or just for fun—and it’s easier than you think! How to Grow Mushrooms from Scratch covers 19 varieties, from button (always versatile) to reishi (a medicinal powerhouse). Plus, here are delicious recipes, preserving methods, and more.
Where can you grow mushrooms?
Mushrooms will thrive in your garden, on your windowsill, and even in your basement. The key is to pick the right growing medium for your mushroom—a log, a bale of hay, or a simple pot of dirt—and give it a little shade.
How to grow mushrooms!
Experts Magdalena and Herbert Wurth explain every step of cultivation—whether starting from a kit, a culture, or a grown mushroom you’d like to propagate. From protecting mushrooms in extreme weather, to troubleshooting pests, here is expert advice for beginners and experienced growers alike!
About the Author
Magdalena Wurth is an agricultural scientist and enthusiastic home mushroom grower. She was born into a family that has a long history of mushroom growing and enjoys cooking with homegrown mushrooms.
Herbert Wurth, her father, has been working on the cultivation of mushrooms in the laboratory and garden (he is a former chemist) for over 30 years. He is committed to sustainable agriculture and crop diversity. Together they run the Waldviertler Pilzgarten which offers resources, classes, and advice to home mushroom growers.