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Old 02-01-2013, 07:43 AM
 
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Same thing, it's usually sold as "mushroom compost" or "spent mushroom compost."

It works well as a soil conditioner because it contains a lot of humus, but it's usually low in nutrients (not necessarily a bad thing, depends on what you're using it for).

It can also contain a lot chemicals used to control fungus gnats and or other pests in mushroom growing, so people should take that into consideration too.
You beat me to the punch. The local mushroom farm used to give the stuff away but now people pay to get some of it. It is great as a soil conditioner for the local clay soils. The down side depends on how much the farm uses chemical controls and how much remains in the spent soil.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:00 PM
 
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Chemicals won't remain in the spent soil. At least not for long. What people seem not to know these days is that chemicals that persist in the soil for months or years are no longer legal for sale, and haven't been for quite some time. And I doubt chemicals are needed to grow mushrooms.

Mushroom compost is one of my favorite soil amendments, always has been. It's not cheap wherever I've been able to source it, though, and I have never seen it sold by the square yard. If you can get loads of it economically, you are very lucky.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:26 PM
 
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By this do you mean mushroom compost? I know the SFG advocates mixing different kinds of compost, mushroom being one kind, but not the only kind. I think it is good to get several different kinds to balance the nutrients.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:22 PM
 
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By this do you mean mushroom compost? I know the SFG advocates mixing different kinds of compost, mushroom being one kind, but not the only kind. I think it is good to get several different kinds to balance the nutrients.
I agree that's the best way to amend soil. Mushroom compost is a good component to a mix. Our local nursery sells a soil amendment made of mushroom compost, pine bark fines, sphagnum peat moss, and cotton burr compost. I don't know how many thousands of bags I've bought over the years, but I would kill for them to see it by the cubic yard. It is absolutely wonderful stuff.
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Old 07-27-2013, 10:01 AM
 
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I leave in lower Delaware (Sussex County) does John Orsini Topsoil delivery that far?
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Old 07-27-2013, 05:58 PM
 
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don't you think you would get a better answer by contacting them directly than asking on a forum which goes all over the world?
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