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Mushrooms in raised bed

Posted: Yesterday at 09:39

Note of caution with mushroom compost Tootles.

mushroom compost will not qualify as organic. I can't find a mushroom producer selling mushroom compost as certified organic. Its not possible.

They use products like methoprene, cyromazine and diflubenzuron, Dimlin and Diazanon to control flies and fungus gnats. Also benomyl, thiabendazole and chlorothalonil to control any fungal infections.

These chemicals are what is termed "persistent" in that they do not break down quickly or under microbial action.

Nutrient levels are negligible. (N=0.7% , P= 0.3% , K= 0.3% ) compared to manure

(N=1%, P=1%, K=1% approx) 

There is also a high salt level and chalk added in most spent mushroom compost that has to be leached out before the crop is planted.


It does make a good soil conditioner but you are not getting a nutrient level high enough to grow a good crop of plants. 

Still waiting for updates everyone?

Posted: Yesterday at 08:55

Just a test star gaze lily. At least you are getting notifications to say you have one.

Broccoli - whats eating it?

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 18:49

There is a picture (icon) of a tree just above this text. press that and follow instructions.

The last two pics work if you click on them.

When you upload wait a few seconds and you will get a preview.

Forum picture

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 18:01

hot topic 

Where I enter one off validation code?

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 17:34


You have just posted so i guess you are signed in.




Welcome to the brand new forum

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 17:32

You have just posted so i guess you are signed in.


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 21/11/2014 at 17:28

My OH says its me.


Posted: 21/11/2014 at 17:18

What does the coin represent?


Posted: 21/11/2014 at 16:43

star gaze lily.

The salt represented flavor. Not sure why that would be appropriate at New Year? 

It had to be a dark haired stranger. This harks back to the fear of fair-haired Vikings.


Discussions started by Edd

Got this nice present today and i know its not from here.

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Slug farmers. Volunteers needed. (There's is method in my madness)

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Is it just me?

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Dare i or not???

should i plant this or not? 
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Last Post: 25/04/2014 at 08:57

Major boo boo!

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Last Post: 02/04/2014 at 15:09

Paper pots, first year. Will this become a problem.

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Last Post: 20/03/2014 at 12:26

Beekeeper request.

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Growing mealworms for beginners.

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Last Post: 09/06/2014 at 19:22

Vermicomposting for begginers

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Last Post: 21/11/2014 at 08:29

Spam back again

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Last Post: 25/02/2014 at 01:27

No need for moss killer.

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Last Post: 27/02/2014 at 10:44

Professional Soil Testing Kit.

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Last Post: 15/11/2014 at 09:04

Not sure this is appropriate here, but you should all know!!!

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Last Post: 13/02/2014 at 16:39

Can soot be used

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