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Mushroom Compost

Posted by hostarasta z6 MI (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 19, 05 at 16:34

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

thanks

marlene


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RE: Mushroom Compost

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


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


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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


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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 :)


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


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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.


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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


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