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An ultra-accessible guide to growing tasty mushrooms at home, inside or outdoors - from spore to sprout A true beginner's guide, How to Grow Mushrooms from Scratch offers crystal-clear instructions on growing 19 species of edible mushroom, plus advice on their unique characteristics and culinary profiles. Magdalena and Herbert Wurth, who grow mushrooms as their family business, explain the cultivation process with tables, illustrations, and gorgeous color photographs. Readers will learn: How to cultivate mushrooms indoors, in the garden, or in woodlands and fieldsHow to pick the right mushroom-growing medium, whether it's straw, logs, or even compostHow to handle pests and competing organisms and how to build "protected" environmentsDifferent inoculation techniques, such as the kerf and auger methodsDelicious recipes, preserving methods, and more!.

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