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Mushroom Compost

Excl. Tax: £2.00 Incl. Tax: £2.40

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This material is produced under carefully controlled conditions and is a by-product of the mushroom growing industry. The basic ingredients of this compost are horse manure, poultry manure and wheat straw. Before collection from the mushroom farm, the compost is steam sterilised by the mushroom grower.

Small Bag: 75 litres / 27kg
Bulk Bag: 1000 litres / 500kg
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A typical Analysis of Mushroom Compost

Determinand Value Units Determinand Value Units
pH 6.41 0 Cond. At 20 C 3728 uS/cm
Density 476 kg/m3 Ammonia-N 108.6 mg/l
Dry Matter 34.8 % Nitrate-N <0.6 mg/l
Dry Density 165.6 kg/m3 Total Soluble N 108.6 mg/l
Chloride 1640.8 mg/l Sulphate 8289.3 mg/l
Phosphorus 125 mg/l Boron 0.2 mg/l
Potassium 4121.6 mg/l Copper 0.5 mg/l
Magnesium 297.8 mg/l Manganese 2.99 mg/l
Calcium 1431.1 mg/l Zinc 0.94 mg/l
Sodium 451.5 mg/l Iron 3.08 mg/l

This material is produced under carefully controlled conditions and is a by-product of the mushroom growing industry. The basic ingredients of this compost are horse manure, poultry manure and wheat straw. Before collection from the mushroom farm, the compost is steam sterilised by the mushroom grower.

This guarantees that the compost will contain no pests, diseases or weed seed that would otherwise cause problems to the landscaper or gardener. The material is approximately neutral with a pH of 6.3 to 6.8. It is a first class soil conditioner for all types of soil.

Recommended rate of use for general soil improvement a 50mm layer should be spread over the area to be treated, then forked or rotavated in. A 75mm layer could be considered with very poor soils.

Mushroom Compost can be supplied in loose bulk, bulk bags or 75 litre bags. A pallet of 36 x 75 litre bags will be sufficient to treat and area of 54 square metres at a depth of 50mm. A bulk bag will be sufficient to treat an area of 18 square metres at a depth of 50mm

Let mushroom compost improve the condition of your top soil

If you’re working with heavy soils, you know how hard it can be to create that dream garden. Mushroom compost improve the condition of your top soil and is a highly effective soil conditioner for improving structure in heavy clay soils and adding humus to sandy and chalky soils.

Mushroom compost is ideal for increasing the fertility of your garden soil. It is weed, pesticide and disease free.The mushroom is a choosy feeder and after cultivation a high level of nutrient remains in the compost which is available to green plants.

What are the benefits of mushroom compost?

Mushroom compost is essential for increasing the fertility of your garden soil. It is weed, pesticide and disease free.The mushroom is a choosy feeder and after cultivation a high level of nutrient remains in the compost which is available to green plants.

How is mushroom compost made?

Mushroom compost is made from wheat straw, horse and poultry manure which are mixed and composted together. During composting the temperature of the material is allowed to rise to 65c which pasteurizes the compost.

After this the selected mushroom spawn is added to the compost and left to grow throughout the material. Cropping takes place over several weeks after which the compost is steam sterilized prior to its removal from the mushroom farm.

Make a purchase

Woodland Horticulture can supply mushroom compost in 75 litre bags, bulk bags or in loose bulk loads anywhere in the UK. Let us know the area which you wish to treat and we will work out the quantity that you require and the most economical way of supplying it. Order mushroom compost online today or call us on 01458 441 122

Small Bag: 75 litres / 27kg
Bulk Bag: 1000 litres / 500kg

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