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RE: Mushroom compost

Bonnie - you are cracking me up here!!  

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Fri, 31 Jan 2003 05:12:57 -0500

>I had not heard there were any salt problems with mushrooms or mushroom
>composts.  Hmmmm....  However, you might want to consider a "test" of it in
>your yard, planting 1/2 an area with mushroom compost and the other half the
>way you normally enrich the soil.  I know I would be interested in the
>I have used leaf mold for strawberry beds and can attest almost anything
>will grow in it.  I like to mix it with my regular compost (from green table
>scraps, coffee grinds, garden trimmings, etc.)  and use it in my lasagna
>beds, too!  Everything I've used it with has been a very happy grower.  (I
>got a 6+ plant from one that was only supposed to grow to 3'!  LOL!!!  Too
>bad I couldn't grow on that stuff, myself. :>D)
>-----Original Message-----
>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
>Of Lynda Young
>Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 5:04 PM
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: [CHAT] Mushroom compost
>OK, gang, I'm looking for your input.  I was doing some research on the
>benefits  of mushroom compost and am now thoroughly confused.  Some
>sources give it high praise and prefer it above all other compost types,
>others claim it has virtually no nutritive value and could pose serious
>salt problems in the soil.
>What are your experiences/opinions?  
>As always, thanks for your help.
>Zone 7 - West TN
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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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