Title: American homes and gardens
Year: 1905 (1900s)
Subjects: Architecture, Domestic Landscape gardening
Publisher: New York, Munn and Co
Contributing Library: The LuEsther T Mertz Library, the New York Botanical Garden
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v 1m The Entrance to a Parisian Mushroom-cave to germinate, the fungusnever accomplishes its com-plete evolution in such a me-dium. It germinates andsends out filaments, but doesnot fructify. The manure, infermenting, becomes filledwith microbes, which, accord-ing to the observations ofvarious biologists, appear tobe useful to mushroom-cul-ture only through the prod-ucts elaborated. Their roleis confined to favoring thechemical combustion by rais-ing the temperature at thetime of establishing the heapsor flows. However thismay be, at the end of a fort-night, the manure possesses aspecial odor somewhat recall-ing that of the field-mush-room itself, and is ready to 250 AMERICAN HOMES AND GARDENS October, 1906
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Forming the Beds of Manure be lowered to the mushroom-galleries. Here the workmenarrange it in beds as regular as possible in the center of thegalleries, the rocky walls of which are supported here andthere by piles of rubble to prevent thern from falling in. Inone of the illustrations workmen are seen in the act of form-ing rounded beds sixteen inches in width at the base andtwenty inches in height, which they carefully align side byside along the galleries, like the furrows in a field. Suchdimensions and such arrangement are not arbitrary, for ex-perience has shown that under such conditions the manurebecomes slightly heated anew and reaches a temperature offrom 60 degrees F. It is then time to begin the insertion of spawn into thebeds. The vegetation of this mycelium, as botanists call it,which was suspended by dryness, always resumes its activityunder the influence of humidity and heat. The fragments ofspawn perform the function of slips. They throw out fila-ments which radiate in
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