Mushrooms: how to grow them - a practical treatise on mushroom culture for profit and pleasure
by William Falconer
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Southern States, 10

Spawn, 13 American-made, 86 Amount of Imported, 80 Another Method by Lachaume, 94 Black Colored to be Avoided, 86 Breaking, 23 Brick,* 80 Brick, Cut in Pieces for Planting,* 97 Brick, How to Make, 87 Brick, the Best, 95 Depth to Plant, 98 Effect of Heat and Moisture Upon, 83 Effect of Severe Frost Upon, 83 English, 81 English Brick, 23 Flake, 82, 99 Flake, Does Best under Cover, 95 Flake or French,* 82 French, 82 French Flake, 24 Homemade Around London, 137 How to Distinguish Good from Poor, 84 How to Get, 79 How to Keep, 83 How to make French (Flake), 91 Imported from Europe, 79 In Leaf Beds, 68 In Manure, Do not Bury, 10 Inserting French or Flake, 98 Inserting more than Three Inches Deep, 105 Insuring Development of, 49 Lachaume's Method of Making, 93 Making, Distinct Branch, 87 Making French Virgin, 92 Mill-track, 81 Mr. J. Burton's Method of Making, 90 Natural, 81 New Versus Old, 83 Never use Dibber in Planting, 98 Other Recipes for Making, 89 Planting of in Open Fields, 54 Preparing the, 97 Principal American Growers of, 86 Relative Merits of Flake and Brick, 94 Signs of Sterility in, 85 Simplest Way of Making, 88 Steeped, 99 The Way in which it Comes, 81 To tell Quality by Smell of, 85 Transplanting Pieces of Working, 99 "Very Dead," 84 "Very Living," 84 Virgin, 82, 91 What is Mushroom, 78 Where Obtained, 79

Spiders, Red, 12

Spores, Myriads of, 78

Spurious Fungi, 102

Stable, Empty Stall in Horse, 13

Staging, Erecting Temporary, 46

Stairway, 16 In Pit, 32

Standard Crop, 9

Stoke-hole, 12

Stove, Common Iron, 26

Straw, Rye, 47

Sunlight, Protection from, 10

Temperature, 10 At Night, 41 About 57 deg. Suitable, 23 Fluctuations of, 15 From 50 deg. to 60 deg., 18 High, 19 In Dosoris Cellars, 109 In Midwinter, 33 Low, 15 Proper, 75, 109 Sudden Changes to be Avoided, 47 Too High, Guard Against, 76 Winter, 60 deg. Necessary, 38

Thrips, 12

Toads, 131 Not to be Recommended, 131 Upheaving Clumps of Mushrooms, 131

Toadstools, 102 On Hotbeds, 102 On Manure Piles, 102

Trapping Rats and Mice, 131

Traps for Wood Lice, 129

Tunnel, Subterranean, 27

Ventilation, Assisting, 17

Ventilator, Chimney-like, 22

Ventilators, 16, 28 Side Window, 35 Window and Doors, 21

Village People and Suburban Residents, 13

Wall, Cold, not Injurious 30

Walls 35

Warmth, Artificial, 17 Steady, 17

Water, Manure, for Beds in Full Bearing, 112 Space and Double Casing, 32

Watering, Endeavor to Lessen Necessity of, 111 For, use Clean, Soft Water, 111 Over Mulching, 111 Pot, Size to use, 112

Wife, Farmer's, 14

Windows, 16

Winds, Piercing, and Draughts, 39

Women Searching for Remunerative Employment, 14

Wood Lice, 129 Abundant in Mushroom Houses, 129 Eating Potato, 129 How to Trap, 129

Work, Clean, 14

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Transcriber's Notes:

1. Changed Page 1 to Page 9 in Table of Contents Chapter I.

2. Asterisks are used in the index to refer to illustrations.


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