Irish Gardeners Forum Home
 FAQFAQ   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Custom Search
   
Weather Report /
Moon Phase for Ireland

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices

Spent Mushroom Compost....any disadvantages ???


 
Most Recent Posts 2016 Vegetable quizz.
Last post: Greengage
funny
Last post: tagwex
Skimmia seed wanted
Last post: Brendankearns
At last! A garden joke. (except maybe it's not a joke!)
Last post: Ado 2
 
Visit TheGardenShop.ie
Author Message
Sive
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 18 Apr 2008
Posts: 1731
Location: Co.Wexford

PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 8:54 am    Post subject: Spent Mushroom Compost....any disadvantages ??? Reply with quote

I have recently discovered a local source of free mushroom compost and was wondering if anyone has any negative experience of using this ?
For instance I believe the compost can still have mushroom spores in it....does this cause problems ?
I know it raises the pH of the soil but I don't grow acid-loving plants anyway, and garden on heavy clay, and I presume you would need to be adding tons of the stuff to affect the soil's pH.....?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
michael brenock
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 12 Aug 2008
Posts: 1275
Location: cork

PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

best to put the mushroom compost into a compost heap and let it rot for a year. it is better that way and more available as a plant food.
michael brenock Horticultural advisor (retired)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Sive
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 18 Apr 2008
Posts: 1731
Location: Co.Wexford

PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that advice Michael, I'll certainly do that !
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
paul5000
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree


Joined: 18 Jan 2010
Posts: 94
Location: Westmeath/Longford Border

PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I put a 3inch layer of spent mushroom compost in the bottom of my new veg patch which was about 10 months old and covered with 6inch soil. I have planted all veg and now it is down to the worms to do the rest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
_________________
Paul.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Organic gardening in Ireland / Alternative and Sustainable Gardening practices All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

Privacy Policy | Copyright © 2006 - 2016 IrishGardeners.com (part of GardenPlansIreland.com)