Mushroom compost, also referred to as mushroom soil, improves the condition and quality of your soil. No matter whether you want to improve your garden, flower bed, or yard, here is how mushroom compost will help your soil:
- Mushroom soil is rich in nutrients and organic matter.
- Mushroom soil helps seed take root in your yard, flower bed, or garden.
- Mushroom soil absorbs water which helps sprouting plants.
- Mushroom soil can be used for most plants, vegetables, and grass.
- Mushroom soil from Ebyland contains no peat moss.
We deliver mushroom compost to Cumberland, MD, and the surrounding area. If you have a truck or trailer, you can also pick it up directly at our store!
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Why aren’t your plants thriving?
You dream of growing delicious vegetables and beautiful flowers, but they just don’t seem to flourish in your garden beds.
It sounds like you need to add some nutrients to the soil!
After all, plants need more than water and sunshine—if they aren’t getting proper nutrition through the soil, they’re going to wither.
One of the most cost-effective and nutrient-dense things you can add to your soil is mushroom compost.
What is Mushroom Compost?
Despite the name, mushroom compost is not actually made out of mushrooms. Mushroom compost is a compost mixture specifically designed for growing mushrooms.
Mushroom compost is so nutrient-dense that it’s beneficial for many plants, not just mushrooms.
In fact, after mushroom growers are finished with it, it still contains so much nutrition that it’s extremely beneficial for home gardeners. But since mushroom growers are now trying to get rid of it, it becomes one of the most cost-effective fertilizers on the market!
Pros and Cons of Mushroom Compost
Is mushroom compost right for your garden?
Pro: Slow-release fertilizer
Mushroom compost contains a variety of different nutrients that will continue to enrich your soil for a while. It contains high amounts of calcium, which makes it great for growing fruits and vegetables, and a low amount of nitrogen, which encourages your plants to intake nutrients slowly while discouraging weed growth.
Con: High in salt
The high salt content in mushroom compost may not be suitable for all plants and may make it difficult for seeds to germinate. You may need to start your plants in pots and transfer them to the mushroom-compost-enriched soil once they grow a little bigger.
Mushroom compost is an eco-friendly gardening choice because it recycles the already-existing compost that mushroom gardeners have discarded. Our mushroom compost is particularly eco-friendly because it doesn’t contain any peat moss, which is a non-renewable resource.
Con: Can cause root-rot
Mushroom compost helps the soil retain moisture, which is usually a good thing, but too much moisture can cause roots to rot. Because of this, mushroom compost should be added to existing soil to improve it instead of being used as the primary soil. If you’re struggling with root rot, you may be using too much mushroom compost.
Overall, adding mushroom compost to your soil is a wonderful way to increase the nutrition content for healthy, thriving plants!
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