This scarce antiquarian book contains a thoroughly comprehensive guide to mushroom growing, providing all the information anyone interested in such an endeavour could possibly desire. Aimed at the complete beginner, this text is the perfect handbook for helping budding amateurs establish and maintain a successful mushroom-growing project. A great addition to any collection of mycological literature, this book contains timeless information that will prove invaluable to both beginners and veterans alike. Chapters contained herein include: Why Mushrooms?, Making a Start, Composting by Artificial Methods, Composting with Animal Manures, Making up and Spawning the Compost, Care of the Boxes and Beds, Care of the Crop, Mushrooms in the Open, Sanitation and Pest Control, and Food Values and Recipes. This book has been elected for modern republication due to its educational value, and is proudly republished here with a new introduction to the subject.