What is Mushroom Compost?
Mushroom compost, also known as mushroom soil or spent mushroom substrate, is an organic by-product of mushroom farming. Made from a combination of straw, peat moss, horse manure, and other organic materials, mushroom compost is an excellent soil amendment for both organic farming and sustainable gardening. Rich in nutrients and beneficial microorganisms, this versatile compost can be used to improve soil quality, boost plant growth, and reduce waste in the environment.
Benefits of Using Mushroom Compost in Organic Farming and Sustainable Gardening
- Enhances soil structure: Mushroom compost increases the water-holding capacity and aeration of the soil, making it more hospitable for plant roots.
- Boosts nutrient levels: Packed with essential nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium, mushroom compost provides plants with the nourishment they need to thrive.
- Supports beneficial microorganisms: The compost fosters a healthy ecosystem of bacteria, fungi, and other beneficial organisms, promoting natural plant growth and resistance to diseases.
- Reduces waste: Utilizing spent mushroom blocks in composting helps reduce waste and contributes to a more sustainable agricultural system.
Spent Mushroom Blocks and Grow Kits: A DIY Solution for Home Gardeners
For those looking to take their sustainable gardening efforts to the next level, spent mushroom blocks and grow kits offer a practical, convenient and eco-friendly option. These blocks, normally made of Sawdust and bean hulls, still host dormant mycelium, which can be used as a nutrient-rich growing medium for various plants, including vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Alternatively, mushroom grow kits allow home gardeners extend their harvests from grow-kits by burring them whole and covering with soil or a layer of straw. Water enough to hydrate but not to pool or make mud. Mushrooms can continue to grow for a season or two this way. Using spent blocks that are not dried out is a great way to speed up composting by adding lignin decomposing mycelium into the mix!
MUSHROOM COMPOST IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE
ABOUT THE "FLORIDA SHROOM KING"
Based in Deltona, Florida serving Central Florida
OUR FARMS AMBITIONS
We grow all of our mushrooms using the most sustainable practices at our disposal. We strive to make more mushrooms available, for all!
The most delicious varieties available, as fresh as possible. Care and quality of inputs, including fresh air and water are assured.
Buying fresh shrooms directly from the farmers elimates the distabtuion and brings shrooms from farm to table. The same freshness is found in our extracts.
During the cooler months, October-March, we open up the greenhouses and allow our mushrooms to absorb the goodness from the sun. By spending their entire fruiting cycle outdoor we can allow them to produce maximum Vitamin D
We have been selling mushrooms directly to the public for almost 3 years, fighting fungi-phobia along the way by converting shroom-haters to shroom lovers! We are here for our community and here to spread the good spore!