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A MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR RECOMMENDED PRODUCT FOR WISER LIVING!
One of the easiest mushrooms to grow for beginners, experienced growers have used Garden Giant (also known as King Stropharia) as a learning tool for cultivating in hardwood chip beds or mulch. What makes this 5-pound package perfect for beginners is also the ease of identification: Nothing else looks like it. It quickly colonizes wood chips and fruits a little in the spring, and typically yields a bumper crop in the fall. Perfect for gardening and permaculture projects, this mushroom can also be used to mulch the floors of livestock pens and chicken runs. (This mushroom is predatory on coliform bacteria and can help keep your coops clean and less smelly!) It can also grow indoors on pasteurized straw cased with soil. The mushroom tastes like potatoes cooked in a mild red wine sauce. The stem is stringy like asparagus, so sautéing it lightly in a little salted butter and serving it on mashed potatoes or on toast with eggs is a treat!
Author: Mushroom Mountain
Item Number: 8019