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Post  NotPiffany on 1/6/2014, 12:25 am

This is probably an odd question. I'm looking at starting a garden no earlier than June (I'm supposed to move to a place with a yard around the end of May), and I've been looking to see what sorts of compost are commercially available so I can get moving as quickly as possible. It turns out that there's a company relatively local to where I'm moving that sells compost and vermicompost made from food scraps from restaurants and schools. That sounds like good stuff to me.

The problem is that my husband is allergic to mushrooms. Very allergic, in fact; if he hadn't been in a hospital cafeteria when he stopped breathing during a pasta lunch, we never would have met. I'm sure at least some of the restaurants that company gets scraps from use mushrooms, and some mushroom bits end up in those scraps. Can I use compost that started out as mushrooms without running the risk of killing my husband?
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Post  sanderson on 1/6/2014, 2:58 am

That's a very good question.  Once you have moved to your new location, you can start making your own compost where you can control what is in it.  The thing is, mushrooms are related to fungus and molds, which are found in nature.  Example, moldy leaves.  They help break down vegetation to be reused in growing new vegetation.

Has your husband seen an allergist regarding the mushroom allergy?  Was it a specific variety?  He may have to start medically, to get to the answer in compost.  Best of luck to you both.

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Post  Triciasgarden on 1/8/2014, 7:38 pm

Welcome to the forum NotPiffany!  Good way to meet your husband, lol!

That is quite scary, that severe of an allergy!  I would suggest he talk to an allergist about that.  I agree that food scraps from restaurants or homes could contain mushrooms.  It may be that the composition of the mushroom would totally change and an allergist may be able to answer that question.  He probably has an epi pen but I would also suggest he keep it with him if he is out in the garden since there are wild mushrooms around and as sanderson mentioned, leaves get moldy.  You have probably already thought of that.
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Post  littlejo on 1/8/2014, 8:39 pm

Hi there NotPiffany, Sorry to hear of you husbands allergy. He's only the 2nd person I know that is allergic to mushrooms, including me!
He sounds like he's very allergic, so talking to an allergist is the way to go.
My allergy is like my body says no way. I eat a bite of food that has mushrooms in it, and my body says it has to go, almost immediately, my body sends it up,violently. I have never kept mushrooms down long enough to find out if I have other symptoms.
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Post  Triciasgarden on 1/9/2014, 11:48 am

Wow Littlejo, maybe it's good your body reacts so quickly to mushrooms.
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Post  NotPiffany on 1/9/2014, 12:36 pm

I know he talked to an allergist after he had his reaction (the USAF doesn't like mysteries that involve their medics waking up in their ICU's  Wink ), but he hasn't needed to talk to one since. 

I talked to him about the compost issue. He says the veggies will be safe so long as I make sure to wash them. He may need to stay inside when I initially fill the beds, though.
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Post  camprn on 1/9/2014, 12:46 pm

@NotPiffany wrote: Can I use compost that started out as mushrooms without running the risk of killing my husband?

Mushrooms are everywhere, and I mean everywhere in the environment. The only person who can safely and reliably answer this question is your husbands allergist.

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