Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Scorpio Rising Today at 6:44 pm

» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by Scorpio Rising Today at 6:40 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by Turan Today at 6:39 pm

» December Avatar: 'Tis The Season!
by Scorpio Rising Today at 6:36 pm

» Tomato Questions
by Scorpio Rising Today at 6:33 pm

» Sauerkraut & fermenting veggies
by Scorpio Rising Today at 6:31 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by sanderson Today at 2:42 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson Today at 2:40 pm

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by countrynaturals Today at 11:44 am

» New England December 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:45 pm

» Mushroom in my lettuce!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:40 pm

» Garden Clean-Up/Preparation
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:33 pm

» 5-BOOK BUNDLE GIVEAWAY - ENDS 12/1/17
by No_Such_Reality Yesterday at 4:15 pm

» N&C MW; Deep Winter December/January 2017-2018
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 1:36 pm

» December: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 1:24 pm

» Spring Fever Anyone?
by brianj555 Yesterday at 12:50 pm

» WARNING! Please Read! (Especially Grandparents)
by Scorpio Rising 12/9/2017, 8:53 pm

» Mid-South: December 2017
by brianj555 12/9/2017, 7:29 pm

» The start of the New Garden
by brianj555 12/9/2017, 1:35 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by countrynaturals 12/8/2017, 6:26 pm

» First Year Square Foot Gardening in Zone 9 South Mississippi
by CapeCoddess 12/8/2017, 3:09 pm

» A compost calculator
by kygardener 12/8/2017, 1:34 pm

» Today's Harvest
by brianj555 12/8/2017, 8:46 am

» California's Drought
by countrynaturals 12/7/2017, 1:45 pm

» Freeze warning
by sanderson 12/7/2017, 1:04 pm

» What's Up? Yukon gold potatoes!
by countrynaturals 12/7/2017, 12:41 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in December 2017
by countrynaturals 12/7/2017, 12:14 pm

» Wind Damaged Broccoli
by Roseinarosecity 12/6/2017, 3:43 pm

» Areogardening
by trolleydriver 12/6/2017, 11:38 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 12/5/2017, 8:01 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Mushroom compost

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Mushroom compost

Post  philct on 5/24/2012, 6:01 pm

I went to Lowe's today and BLAM there is was... I was looking all over the state in March when I made my MM for this stuff, and now it's there... Any chance I could buy some and leave it in my shed for the fall?
avatar
philct

Male Posts : 170
Join date : 2012-03-30
Location : Connecticut Zone 6A

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Mushroom compost

Post  Goosegirl on 5/24/2012, 7:04 pm

@philct wrote:I went to Lowe's today and BLAM there is was... I was looking all over the state in March when I made my MM for this stuff, and now it's there... Any chance I could buy some and leave it in my shed for the fall?

I say GO FOR IT!!! I load up on peat and compost when it goes on the 'end of season' sales out here (basically June & July) and pile them in the shed until needed - or leave several bags in the trunk of my car for winter traction on the ice! Amazing the grip you can get with 4 bales of peat in the trunk!

GG
avatar
Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3412
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 52
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Mushroom compost

Post  walshevak on 5/24/2012, 8:57 pm

I sure hope so, cause I've got 4 of the 5 composts sitting in my garage waiting until I can get the 5th to make my fall replenishment blend.

Kay

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast
avatar
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4362
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 74
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Mushroom compost

Post  GWN on 5/24/2012, 9:34 pm

Amazing the grip you can get with 4 bales of peat in the trunk!
lol! HMMMMM thinking would that only be for rear wheel drive?

I think 20 bags of mushroom compost would weight more??
avatar
GWN

Posts : 2804
Join date : 2012-01-14
Age : 61
Location : british columbia zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

mushroom compost

Post  memart1 on 5/24/2012, 9:39 pm

Do you need a compost blend for replenishing? I read the book, but loaned it to my daughter, now. I thought home-made compost was fine for replenishing, but the mixture was best for getting started? I need my book!!! Her birthday is early July, so I'll just have to get her her own book.
avatar
memart1

Female Posts : 195
Join date : 2012-05-14
Age : 75
Location : Northeastern Pennsylvania

View user profile http://www.mem-artceramics.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Mushroom compost

Post  Goosegirl on 5/24/2012, 10:41 pm

@GWN wrote:
Amazing the grip you can get with 4 bales of peat in the trunk!
lol! HMMMMM would that only be for rear wheel drive?

I think 20 bags of mushroom compost would weight more??

20 bags would probably fit in the trunk of my Buick Boat! On 2 inches of slick ice even front wheel drive gets a bit of help around corners by having a few extra hundred pounds in the trunk. Realized it after I emptied the trunk (finally) and couldn't figure out (at first) why suddenly I was making turns and the front end wasn't leading.....:scratch: (it was my first winter driving the Land Yacht)

GG
avatar
Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3412
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 52
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Mushroom compost

Post  Daniel9999 on 5/24/2012, 10:52 pm

@memart1 wrote:Do you need a compost blend for replenishing? I read the book, but loaned it to my daughter, now. I thought home-made compost was fine for replenishing, but the mixture was best for getting started? I need my book!!! Her birthday is early July, so I'll just have to get her her own book.

Yes you replenish your squares with a trowel of compost after each harvest.

According the the book a good quality well rounded homemade compost made with a mixture of materials is ideal to start with.

The blend of 5 or more purchased composts is recommended as an alternative to homemade compost if you decide to not make your own compost for some reason.
avatar
Daniel9999

Posts : 244
Join date : 2012-03-10
Location : Oregon

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Mushroom compost

Post  GWN on 5/24/2012, 10:58 pm

20 bags would probably fit in the trunk of my Buick Boat! On 2 inches of slick ice even front wheel drive gets a bit of help around corners by having a few extra hundred pounds in the trunk. Realized it after I emptied the trunk (finally) and couldn't figure out (at first) why suddenly I was making turns and the front end wasn't leading..... (it was my first winter driving the Land Yacht)

Must have been hard to adjust from California to winter.
IN the far far north one year, I had a 64 ford falcon ( I know I SHOULD have saved it.... but)..... learned the value of a full trunk....
BUT I was NOT a gardener then, so just had a trunk of sand
avatar
GWN

Posts : 2804
Join date : 2012-01-14
Age : 61
Location : british columbia zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Mushroom compost

Post  walshevak on 5/24/2012, 11:30 pm

@memart1 wrote:Do you need a compost blend for replenishing? I read the book, but loaned it to my daughter, now. I thought home-made compost was fine for replenishing, but the mixture was best for getting started? I need my book!!! Her birthday is early July, so I'll just have to get her her own book.

My homemade is not ready.

Kay

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast
avatar
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4362
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 74
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Mushroom compost

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum