Home | Community | Message Board


Edabea
Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Amazon Shop for: pH Test Strips

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Offlinegreenplato
boogeyman

Registered: 02/26/01
Posts: 62
Last seen: 8 years, 2 months
Pennsylvania mushroom compost
    #458045 - 11/14/01 01:29 PM (15 years, 29 days ago)

I was doing a little research at the college library when I ran into this ditty. This is an exerpt from Organic Gardening Magazine. Full citation below:

Miraculous mushroom compost

If you live in or near eastern Pennsylvania, you can tap the area's rich supply of mushroom compost--the medium used to grow mushrooms commercially. Mushroom compost (also called mushroom soil) is a blend of one-third horse manure, one-third spoiled hay and one-third ground corncobs with a 1.4-1-1 NPK value and near-neutral pH, making it an excellent soil amendment!

"We've been adding it to our garden each year for the past 11 years and now our soil is dark, loose and loamy," says Lee Shrawder of Hawk Valley Farm in Kempton, Pa., a noted local supplier of organic mushroom compost. A bulk load of his mushroom soil "created" editor McG's raised beds--and cost McG less than $100 for 16 tons, delivered! (Most places will also deliver in bulk or fill up a pick-up truck with mushroom soil for a mere $5 to $10.)

Organic mushroom compost, by the way, is what you want. "Ours is steam-treated to kill weed seeds and competing fungi and molds; some other mushroom composts are chemically treated," explains Shrawder.

Kennett Square, Pa., is known as "the mushroom capital of the world," but mushroom growers are scattered throughout other regions too. Check with your local cooperative extension office for names of nearby growers.



Mattern, Vicki. "Organic riches you can reap in your region! Recycle these locally abundant organic "wastes" into soil-renewing humus!." Organic Gardening Mar. 1994: p26.



Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleInsomnia
addict
Registered: 07/18/00
Posts: 345
Re: Pennsylvania mushroom compost [Re: greenplato]
    #458050 - 11/14/01 01:36 PM (15 years, 29 days ago)

Normally, mushroom compost means spent substrate. Plants thrive on organic materials already decomposed by saprophytic mushrooms.

Most commercial mushroom farms turn their own compost. The ones who buy it do so by the truckload.


--------------------
"If you believe in things you do not understand, you will suffer." ? Stevie Wonder


Edited by Insomnia (11/14/01 01:40 PM)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblesuperpimp
The boss of thefamily

Registered: 06/11/01
Posts: 8,706
Loc: Philadelphia/NYC
Re: Pennsylvania mushroom compost [Re: Insomnia]
    #458115 - 11/14/01 02:53 PM (15 years, 29 days ago)

Yeah, what he said. Most of the Button mushrooms grown in the US are grown in Eastern PA. Mushroom compost is perfect for gardening, but useless for growing any mushrooms, because it is spent mushroom medium. If you live in the Philly area, and are interested in gardening, you should check out WHYY radio on Sat, mornings from 11am-Noon. Mike McGrath, the editor of "Organic Gardening Magazine" has a show about gardening, and he really knows his shit. He also has guests on every once in a while, including the head of the mycology dept. from a local agricultural college. They will answer many of your mushroom growing questions, as long as you don't come right out and say what kind you are growing on the air.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinegreenplato
boogeyman

Registered: 02/26/01
Posts: 62
Last seen: 8 years, 2 months
Re: Pennsylvania mushroom compost [Re: greenplato]
    #458600 - 11/14/01 10:50 PM (15 years, 29 days ago)

I guess I should have snipped the exerpt even shorter. I'm aware that "spent" mushroom compost is of no use for growing mushies, I just wanted to contribute the compost recipe for any home composters that could use and idea or two.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Amazon Shop for: pH Test Strips

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Mushroom Compost... NixxoN 456 4 09/21/04 07:15 PM
by Gr0wer
* mushroom compost maxpower210 756 10 05/12/06 11:03 PM
by monstermitch
* what is mushroom compost made of, and how can i make it. jc_illenium 15,701 16 11/06/08 01:52 PM
by CheeWiz
* mushroom compost
( 1 2 all )
killswitch 7,203 36 01/20/03 04:59 PM
by Roadkill
* Mushroom Compost toadstooly 1,010 19 08/28/07 04:23 PM
by Lost Nebula
* Mushroom compost at Lowes augiemolly 1,534 6 05/09/03 05:21 PM
by calicyco
* Spent Mushroom Compost shymanta 601 5 12/29/05 01:44 AM
by coda
* Re: Mushroom Compost Lizard King 594 2 05/07/00 01:25 AM
by mdmax37

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Magash, Shroomism, george castanza, Prisoner#1, RogerRabbit, Citric, total, FooMan, 13shrooms, stonesun, EvilMushroom666, cronicr, PussyFart
3,374 topic views. 23 members, 80 guests and 13 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
The Spore Depot
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2016 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.043 seconds spending 0.007 seconds on 14 queries.