Mushroom Compost is an organic by-product of the Mushroom growing industry. Mushroom Compost usually consists of wheat straw, poultry manure, gypsum and peatmoss. This product is a scientiffically engineered organic product used to deliver optimum growing conditions made of 100% recycled natural materials.
Mushroom compost is environmentally friendly. It is organic recycles waste and saves water.
How to use mushroom compost in a new garden bed:
- Spread mushroom compost on the soil surface
- Incorporate the compost into the top 10 to 30cm of soil
- Allow about a week for compost to settle and blend with soil
- Sow the seeds or transplant the plants
- Water well initially
You save water with mushroom compost because it:
- Stores up to 70 per cent of its weight in water
- Improves transmission of water through the soil
- Keeps the soil cooler in warmer weather and warmer in cooler weather
- Increases soil resistance to both wind and water erosion
Mushroom compost is a scientifically developed recipe of recycled organic ingredients such as :Stable bedding (including manure) wheat straw, poultry litter, and cotton seed hulls which are pasteurised to kill any harmful bacteria.
As mushrooms are a multi-million dollar industry, the compost in which the mushrooms are grown is vital. The compost provides the goodness on which the mushrooms flourish.
When the mushrooms have finished cropping, what remains is an ideal compost for the home garden.
Using mushroom compost on your garden recycles a product which would otherwise be disposed of as waste. As the compost itself is recycled by-products from primary industries, you’re DOUBLE RECYCLING!
Use mushroom compost as a:
- Soil Conditioner/Restoration
- Potting mix additive
Mushroom compost is great for:
- Most flowering plants
- Trees and shrubs
- Vegetable gardens and herbs
- Establishing lawns