“Gardens love mushroom compost as a mulch and soil conditioner. Best of all, you can reap a new harvest out of a spent commercial product – that’s the ultimate in recycling.”
Ben Swane, gardening expert from the renowned Swane family.
- Stable bedding (including manure)
- wheat straw
- poultry litter
- cotton seed hulls which are pasteurised to kill any harmful bacteria.
As mushrooms are a multi-million dollar Australia 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.
- Soil conditioner
- Potting mix additive
- Most flowering plants
- Trees and shrubs
- Vegetable gardens and herbs
- Establishing lawns
1. Spread mushroom compost on the soil surface.
2. Water well.
3. Allow about 1 week for compost to settle.
4. Incorporate the compost into the top 10 to 30cm of the soil and water well.
5. Sow the seeds or transplant plants.