Mushroom Compost is a totally organic, dark, rich, moist mixture of wheat straw, peat moss, cottonseed hulls, corncobs, cocoa bean shells, gypsum, lime, chicken litter, and/or horse stable bedding. This combination of ingredients is used in commercial mushroom farms to grow mushrooms. These materials are composted for many weeks and then placed into a huge room, where it is completely sterilized to make sure there are no foreign weeds or bacterial in the growing medium. You won’t have to worry about contaminating your flowerbeds, yard or vegetable gardens with weeds when you use Mushroom Compost.
How do I use Mushroom Compost?
Mushroom Compost is a very versatile product since you can incorporate it into the soil prior to planting, or you can top dress existing plants. Some of the most dramatic results are obtained in annual or perennial beds and vegetable gardens. It is a valuable amendment to be used on almost everything you want to grow. Most landscapers that have the availability of mushroom compost will use it on almost everything they plant. Before laying sod, it is recommended to till Mushroom Compost into the soil. Before planting an annual bed, perennial bed, it is recommended to apply at least a 3-inch layer of Mushroom Compost on top of your bed, and till it in 5-6 inches deep. Then plant your plants and water them regularly. You won’t need to add anything else to your beds for the entire growing season. If you have an existing bed, that is not doing its best, you can top-dress with a 1-inch layer and continue watering on a regular basis. Mushroom Compost is considered non-burning: so don’t be afraid to let the material be right against the stems of your plants. You don’t want to plant directly into the compost, since it is much too rich for this type of application. It is only considered non-burning when you incorporate it into the soil, or top-dress existing plants that already have an established root system.