Mushroom Compost

hostarasta(z9)April 19, 2005

Anyone know where I can purchase mushroom compost in the Detroit Metropolitan area?

thanks

marlene

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patriciac(z5IL)

I buy it at Home Depot. I don't know much about mushroom compost and its uses. Do you?

    Bookmark   April 19, 2005 at 9:46PM
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hostarasta(z9)

Patriciac: here's a cite to check out info on mushroom compost. http://www.mushroomcompost.com/faq.htm

    Bookmark   April 20, 2005 at 8:06AM
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UKtransplant(Z5 MO USA)

I used it extensively on a flower garden in the UK, the flowers must have liked the mushroom compost as they were wonderful and probably the best show I had ever had up to that point.

However the soil had never been used apart from growing weeds before we got the house so maybe it was a combination of new soil plus the mushroom compost.

Fortunately the soil on the farm where I now live (East of KC by about 40 miles) is rich and black with no clay or rocks,

Steve ... a very happy camper/gardener

    Bookmark   April 26, 2005 at 10:35PM
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Darcey(z6 MI)

By Google search I found a mushroom farm Manko Mushrooms Inc 6400 Dryden Road, Almont, MI 48003 (810) 798-3447

also, a company that ships anywhere: Dixie Landscape Supply
email mrdixie@bellsouth.net or Call 1-800-996-9360

I don't think that the humus from Home Depot is compost and the stuff they have in Warren this year has a lot of clay mixed in.

Hope this helps :)

    Bookmark   May 16, 2005 at 10:05PM
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jepper(z5 indiana)

Great stuff, but be careful... can have a high pH!

    Bookmark   May 18, 2005 at 1:21AM
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thecurious1(z5 Chicago)

I gardened in Detroit for many years. There are several mushroom farms in the Bay city area. They will give it away virtually for free but you have to transport it. I will have to check and see if I can find the address of the place I always went to. It worked wonders for my garden.

    Bookmark   May 20, 2005 at 11:31AM
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Chitown33

I got mine from Home Depot the other day. It was somewhat hard to find, on a random end cap, but I'm assuming that all HD's would carry it.
It's supposed to work wonders with bananas...

Chitown

    Bookmark   June 2, 2005 at 11:34PM
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