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I keep reading about spent mushroom soil here.
Where do you get it?
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On Wed, 30 Jul 2003 13:23:42 -0700,
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I keep reading about spent mushroom soil here.
Where do you get it?


I get it from local landscaping firms and/or greenhouses.

HOWEVER, we live in Pennsylvania - the mushroom capital of
the USA.

We don't live near the mushroom farming area in southern PA,
but I understand that mushroom farmers will fill a large
truck with the spent soil, and sell it to landscaping firms,
etc. throughout the area.

I doubt if they go to Arizona, though!

If I couldn't get this and needed soil amendments, I'd
probably buy top soil, or compost, or composted manure -
whatever I could find locally. Compost, by preference.

Pat


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Pat Meadows wrote:

On Wed, 30 Jul 2003 13:23:42 -0700,
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I keep reading about spent mushroom soil here.
Where do you get it?



I get it from local landscaping firms and/or greenhouses.

HOWEVER, we live in Pennsylvania - the mushroom capital of
the USA.

We don't live near the mushroom farming area in southern PA,
but I understand that mushroom farmers will fill a large
truck with the spent soil, and sell it to landscaping firms,
etc. throughout the area.

I doubt if they go to Arizona, though!

If I couldn't get this and needed soil amendments, I'd
probably buy top soil, or compost, or composted manure -
whatever I could find locally. Compost, by preference.

Pat


I used to buy it directly from a mushroom farm in Madisonville, TX. I
think a pickup truck load was about $12, no matter how full you loaded
it; and they loaded it for you with a **HUGE** front end loader.
Sometimes the stuff was fairly dry and you could fill a 3/4 ton pickup
with sideboards until the stuff was almost even with the top of the cab.
Other times it was really wet and heavy, and you could ruin your tires
with only 1/2 a load. (Don't ask me how I know this.)

Usually it was wet and heavy even in the summer, because they watered
the stuff.

Best regards,
Bob

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On Tue, 05 Aug 2003 11:57:27 GMT, Frogleg
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http://www.americanmushroom.org/compost.htm


This is very, very interesting to me. Thanks! No wonder
everything does so well in it.

Except carrots: the carrots grew forked.

This was my fault. I knew that carrots would fork if grown
in a medium with too much nitrogen and then I forgot about
it when I planted them. Hopefully, next year I'll remember.

But everything else I've grown in pure mushroom soil has
thrived and been extremely productive.

Pat
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On Tue, 05 Aug 2003 10:20:04 -0400, Pat Meadows
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On Tue, 05 Aug 2003 11:57:27 GMT, Frogleg
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http://www.americanmushroom.org/compost.htm


This is very, very interesting to me. Thanks! No wonder
everything does so well in it.

Except carrots: the carrots grew forked.


I've never been able to grow carrots long enough to produce forks. The
earliest thinning produces a tiny bite, and of course I have to keep
pulling up 1 or 2 (or 3 or 5) to check as they grow bigger. And pretty
soon -- carrots all gone! I don't believe I've ever harvested one over
3-1/2 inches long. Every one delicious. :-)


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