To produce enough for many feasts make your own compost from straw and manure, then grow them in bags, boxes or in the garden. Easy compost instructions are included for a successful, steaming hot, sweet smelling compost. If you’ve never quite got composting right, you’ll be rewarded by following the instructions that come with the spawn. It really does smell sweet too- like mushrooms in fact, because the steps taken bring the compost ingredients to just the right stage of decomposition for mushroom spawn to finish it off.
MAKING COMPOST to fill twenty 15L bags.-
You will need to buy the compost spawn.
Making compost for this amount, involves mixing four bales of wet straw
with 80Kg of poultry manure or stable manure and adding 2-5Kg of gypsum.
Over 3-4 weeks the compost matures after being turned 3-4 times. The
compost is put into bags, buckets or boxes, mixing the spawn as you
go. After 2 weeks a mixture of peat and lime is added and after 2 more
weeks expect the first of your crop. The compost will 'flush mushrooms'
2-4 times and is then ready to use on the vege garden for fertiliser and
the odd extra mushroom.
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Site opened August 1999
Last updated 15 08 2010
Letter from regular customer-
" ......Not only did the spawn work well but the price of the spawn was reasonable and delivery was on time. The hard part is finding enough friends to give away the mushrooms when they flush.............I found your brochure on "Mushroom Growing" useful for the home gardener because the 4 bale compost recipe is about the right size - it is large enough to heat up but small enough to turn over by hand..."JB
Part of JB's garage setup.