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Offlineaugiemolly
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Mushroom compost at Lowes
    #1534436 - 05/09/03 11:39 AM (21 years, 1 month ago)

Anyone used it? Bag says 100% with no additives or something to that effect. Feels pretty wet but big ass bag (40lb or x-cu.ft.can't remember) for around $4.00.
I'm probably gonna grab some but thought I'd check before expending the calories to lug that fat thing out to my trunk.
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Invisiblecalicyco
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Re: Mushroom compost at Lowes [Re: augiemolly]
    #1534479 - 05/09/03 11:48 AM (21 years, 1 month ago)


Does it state its for growing mushrooms, or just called "mushroom compost"? Usually, what they mean by mushroom compost is that its spent compost from a mushroom farm, thats already been broken down by growing mushrooms on it. I doubt Lowes has much of an end user market for actual mushroom compost to grow mushrooms. Which would mean it would most definitely not be ideal for growing mushrooms on it, again.


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Re: Mushroom compost at Lowes [Re: augiemolly]
    #1534543 - 05/09/03 12:08 PM (21 years, 1 month ago)

Once commercial button mushroom cultivators have cropped out their cased compost substrates. They sell that  :frown:SPENT :frown: substrate & casing mix as mushroom compost for garden use.

It is fine for vegetable & flower garden. It is nor fine as a mushroom substrate, having been already used for that, resulting in the most beneficial nutrients for mushroom growth being depleted from it.

Aged leached ranch/farm type horse/cow manure is FAR better.

Bagged manure shitzzz for around the same price as the spent substrate is not much good either. It is not properly composted & most often contains 50% or more wood waste.

6T


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Offlineaugiemolly
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Re: Mushroom compost at Lowes [Re: calicyco]
    #1534575 - 05/09/03 12:17 PM (21 years, 1 month ago)

>Does it state its for growing mushrooms, or just called "mushroom compost"?<
No, not for growing mushrooms. It's just sold as a soil additive (I suppose) like composted manure. It looks and smells great but I wasn't sure of it's suitability for part of a substrate mix. I guess it makes sense that if it's just spent mushroom spawn it wouldn't be particularly useful for growing mushrooms.  Hmmmmm....I wonder what the point is in selling "mushroom compost" rather than just mixing it into and selling it as a potting or garden mix, especially when it's so cheap.
Thanks for pointing me towards the obvious as I have a tendency to get sidetracked. :wink: 


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Re: Mushroom compost at Lowes [Re: augiemolly]
    #1534693 - 05/09/03 12:59 PM (21 years, 1 month ago)

It is a sales ploy. If you can make it look or appear to be better than some competing product, it sells better.

A "hot dog" is a hot dog, yet sold under various brand names, that differ. Some are inexpensive in one wrapper & more expensive in another, even though the same thing is in both wrappers.

Chasing profit is the name of that game.

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Re: Mushroom compost at Lowes [Re: SixTango]
    #1534809 - 05/09/03 01:52 PM (21 years, 1 month ago)

well....

then where would one be able to find the ACTUAL mushroom compost used for growing? not the spent stuff.....

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Invisiblecalicyco
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Re: Mushroom compost at Lowes [Re: vitamink]
    #1535072 - 05/09/03 03:21 PM (21 years, 1 month ago)


In your compost pile out back :-)

You can find some vendors online here that sell actual mushroom compost, http://www.sporelab.com is one, unfortunately its expensive to ship. The Mushroom Cultivator by Stamets ( http://www.fungi.com )has great instructions for producing good mushroom compost for many varieties of mushrooms.


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