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Mushrooms: How to Grow Them For Profit and Pleasure [Illustrated] The Classic & Practical Mushroom Growing Guide - Experience Complete Mushroom Culture As Never Read or Seen Anywhere William Falconer

Mushrooms: How to Grow Them For Profit and Pleasure [Illustrated] The Classic & Practical Mushroom Growing Guide - Experience Complete Mushroom Culture As Never Read or Seen Anywhere

William Falconer

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TABLE OF CONTENTSCHAPTER I.—Those Who Should Grow MushroomsMarket Gardeners— Florists— Private Gardeners— Village People and Suburban Residents— Farmers. browseCHAPTER II.—Growing Mushrooms in CellarsUnderground Cellars— In Dwelling House— Mr.MoreTABLE OF CONTENTSCHAPTER I.—Those Who Should Grow MushroomsMarket Gardeners— Florists— Private Gardeners— Village People and Suburban Residents— Farmers. browseCHAPTER II.—Growing Mushrooms in CellarsUnderground Cellars— In Dwelling House— Mr. Gardners Method— Mr. Dentons Method— Mr. Van Siclens Method— The Dosoris Mushroom Cellar.CHAPTER III.—Growing Mushrooms in Mushroom HousesBuilding the House— Mrs. Osbornes Mushroom House— Interior Arrangement of Mushroom Houses— Mr. Samuel Henshaws Mushroom House.CHAPTER IV.—Growing mushrooms in ShedsThe Temperature of Interior of the Bed— Shelf Beds— The Use of the Term Shed.CHAPTER V.—Growing Mushrooms in GreenhousesCool Greenhouses— On Greenhouse Benches— In Frames in the Greenhouses— Orchard Houses— Under Greenhouse Benches— Among Other Plants on Greenhouse Benches— Growing Mushrooms in Rose Houses— Drip from the Benches— Ammonia Arising.CHAPTER VI.—Growing Mushrooms in the FieldsMushrooms often appear Spontaneously— Wild Mushrooms— Mr. Henshaws Plan— Brick Spawn in Pastures.CHAPTER VII.—Manure for Mushroom BedsHorse Manure— Fresher the Better— Manure of Mules— Cellar Manure— City Stable Manure— Baled Manure— Cow Manure— German Peat Moss Stable Manure for Mushroom Beds— Sawdust Stable Manure for Mushroom Beds— Tree Leaves— Spent Hops.CHAPTER VIII.—Preparation of the ManurePreparing out of Doors— Warm Sunshine— Fire-fang— Guard Against Over Moistening— The Proper Condition of the Manure— Loam and Manure Mixed.CHAPTER IX.—Making up the Mushroom BedsThe Thickness of the Beds— Shape of the Beds— Bottom-heat Thermometers— The Proper Temperature— Too High Temperature— Keep the House at 55°.CHAPTER X.—Mushroom SpawnWhat is Mushroom Spawn?— The Mushroom Plant— Spawn Obtained at any Seed Store— Imported from Europe— The Great Mushroom-growing Center of the Country— English Spawn— Mill-track Mushroom Spawn— Flake or French Spawn— Virgin Spawn— How to Keep Spawn— New Versus Old Spawn— How to Distinguish Good from Poor Spawn— American-made Spawn— How to make Brick Spawn— How to make French (flake) Spawn— Making French Virgin Spawn— A Second Method— Third Method— Relative Merits of Flake and Brick Spawn.CHAPTER XI.—Spawning the BedsPreparing the Spawn— Steeped Spawn— Flake Spawn— Transplanting Working Spawn.CHAPTER XII.—Loam for the BedsCavities in the Surface of Beds— The Best Kind of Loam— Common Loam— Ordinary Garden Soil— Roadside Dirt— Sandy Soil— Peat Soil or Swamp Muck— Heavy, Clayey Loam— Loam Containing Old Manure.CHAPTER XIII.—Earthing Over the BedsLoam is Indispensable— The Best Soil— Proper Time to Case Beds— Inserting the Spawn— Sifting the Soil— Firming the Soil— Green Sods.CHAPTER XIV.—Topdressing with LoamBeds that are in Full Bearing— Filling up the Holes— Firming the Dressing to the Bed— Beds in which Black Spot has Appeared.CHAPTER XV.