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compost.
    #2109225 - 11/15/03 04:09 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

what's the deal with composting? is it good? how much better does well made compost perform than straw and\or shit?

do we have any teks or threads here about compost making?


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Re: compost. [Re: ]
    #2109296 - 11/15/03 04:39 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

http://www.shroomery.org/index/par/23463

that is the recipe on this site.


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Re: compost. [Re: automan]
    #2109302 - 11/15/03 04:42 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

yeah. i checked that out... doesn't seem so "easy"... i wonder if it's worth the trouble.


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Re: compost. [Re: automan]
    #2109309 - 11/15/03 04:46 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

I think that the theory goes that beneficial microorganisms are more prevalent in a well made compost pile, due to the conditions being ideal for these microorganisms to spawn (heat, nutrients) and break down the constituients of the compost. This would lead to a compost that is extremely conducive, after pasteurization, to mushroom cultivation.

For the indoor P. Cubensis cultivator, I think that animal feces and straw mixed together are fine. Dung loving mushrooms are quite suited, genetically, to growing on a mixture of feces and straw. If you were doing it large scale and had contam problems, possibly compost, with it's higher levels of acitomycetes(sp?) would be more beneficial. Compost made from straw and feces works great, so does straw freshley chopped off of a bale and animal waste from the barn yard floor (or pasture).

If someone wanted to conduct experiments in this, or if someone has evidence contradicting me, feel free to post it. I came to my answer just by thinking about the theories involved, rather than imperical testing.


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Re: compost. [Re: enimatpyrt]
    #2109314 - 11/15/03 04:48 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Making your own compost can be fun, but if you don't want to deal with the hassle (and it is one, until you get it down) or you don't have any other projects that could use some well made compost (Gardening, etc) it's best to either find a compost maker near you (all over in farm country), or find a farmer who will let you take some of his animal waste. Horse stables usually throw lots of manure away each week. Works fine.


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Re: compost. [Re: ]
    #2109459 - 11/15/03 05:56 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

is the compost you can buy at gardening centers and hardware stores suitable?


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Re: compost. [Re: ]
    #2109495 - 11/15/03 06:11 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

I made one of these and it works great.The mushrooms are bigger and are very good quality compared to straw alone.
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Re: compost. [Re: ]
    #2109658 - 11/15/03 07:33 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

any store bought ORGANIC compost with a NPK of .5 .5 .5 works great.


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