Mushrooms: how to grow them

A practical treatise on mushroom culture for profit and pleasure

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Published: 1891
Language: English
Wordcount: 54,022 / 162 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.2
LoC Category: SB
Downloads: 4,136
Added to site: 2008.03.29
mnybks.net#: 20433
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Instructional

Mushrooms and their extensive and profitable culture should concern every one. For home consumption they are a healthful and grateful food, and for market, when successfully grown, they become a most profitable crop. We can have in America the best market in the world for fresh mushrooms; the demand for them is increasing, and the supply has always been inadequate. The price for them here is more than double that paid in any other country, and we have no fear of foreign competition, for all attempts, so far, to import fresh mushrooms from Europe have been unsuccessful.

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ivation of mushrooms. Florists need the loam and manure anyway, and these are just as good for potting purposes--better for young stock--after having been used in the mushroom beds than they were before, so that the additional expense in connection with the crop is the labor in making the beds and the price of the spawn. Mushrooms are not a bulky crop; they require no space or care in summer, are easily grown, handled, and marketed, and there is always a demand for them at a good price. If the crop turns out well it is nearly all profit; if it is a complete failure very little is lost, and it must be a bad failure that will not yield enough to pay for its cost. Why should the florist confine himself to one crop at a time in the greenhouse when he may equally well have two crops in it at the same time, and both of them profitable? He can have his roses on the benches and mushrooms under the benches, and neither interferes with the other. Let us take a very low estimate: In a greenhouse a hundred feet long make

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