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

SMC/ Bracken compost


 
Most Recent Posts Skimmia seed wanted
Last post: Brendankearns
At last! A garden joke. (except maybe it's not a joke!)
Last post: kindredspirit
funny
Last post: tagwex
2016 Vegetable quizz.
Last post: tagwex
 
Visit TheGardenShop.ie
Author Message
MGM30IE
Rank attained: Hazel Tree
Rank attained: Hazel Tree


Joined: 10 May 2010
Posts: 6
Location: Blanchardstown

PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 1:20 pm    Post subject: SMC/ Bracken compost Reply with quote

Hi,

I'll be conducting an experiment in a few weeks on alternatives to peat as a growing media and I was wondering would anybody have an idea as to where I might get some spent mushroom compost and is there anyone in Ireland currently producing bracken compost?

Thank you.

Martin
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message MSN Messenger
Blowin
Rank attained: Orchard owner


Joined: 20 Aug 2008
Posts: 678
Location: Drimoleague, Co Cork

PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you browse http://www.irelandlookup.com/Mushroom_Growers/ that'll provide possible sources of spent compost. Just select the most convenient for you.

I'm not conversant with the science of the subject but you ought to check how the cyanide content in bracken might affect compost. However, I don't suppose farmers will object to you gathering it off their land UNLESS they're taking part in the export scheme to S Korea where, suitably treated, it's regarded as a food delicacy.

About 20 years ago I did use cut bracken from a common in the UK as a weed suppressant after the local council had conveniently cut it. For that purpose it worked well and settled down into a very black, moist medium if that helps.

_________________
A novice gardener on newly cultivated, stoney ground.
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)