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Not too long ago I read where someone was using mushroom compost as part of their MM. Is that a special compost or can a person go out and pick up mushroom and put in the compost pile. I am concerned with the spores that mushrooms have. I have picked up nearly a five gallon bucket out of my yard and they are still coming. Lived here 27 years and never saw such a growth of mushrooms. If I can use these mushrooms, how?
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@Bud Alexis wrote:Not too long ago I read where someone was using mushroom compost as part of their MM. Is that a special compost or can a person go out and pick up mushroom and put in the compost pile. I am concerned with the spores that mushrooms have. I have picked up nearly a five gallon bucket out of my yard and they are still coming. Lived here 27 years and never saw such a growth of mushrooms. If I can use these mushrooms, how?
I would not use wild mushrooms in a home made compost.
When I lived in Upstate NY (quite a few years ago) we used mushroom compost (MC) from a local mushroom farm. The MC from that farm was just a mixture of assorted manure and other odds and ends, After a certain amount of growing mushrooms on the MC, the farm replaced the old with new. It then sold the old MC to local gardeners. It was a great supplement to mix into local soil and it was comparatively cheap compared to the compost sold in garden centers. If you can find some I think it would be worth the purchase. Just be prepared for the smell.
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There are several brands of mushroom compost on the market. I personally like the one marketed by the Black Kow company, along with their black kow compost and black hen fertilizer/compost. These 3 are the work horses of my 5 blend.
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@walshevak wrote:There are several brands of mushroom compost on the market. I personally like the one marketed by the Black Kow company, along with their black kow compost and black hen fertilizer/compost. These 3 are the work horses of my 5 blend.
We can not locate Black Kow around here at all!
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mushroom compost is not made from mushroom. it's the lIeftover substrate mushroom growers used to grow the mushrooms. google mushroom compost for more information.
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