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Ten Reasons to Use Mushroom Compost

Soil | January 23, 2023

Give your soil a nutrient boost with high quality Mushroom Manure! Here are our top 10 reasons to add mushroom compost into your soil this year:

1. Improves Moisture Retention

The compost’s ability to retain water for longer than standard compost means that you won’t have to water your plants as frequently and you’ll have happier plants and you’ll be using less water!

2. Eco-Friendly

Mushroom compost is recycling and re-using a product that would otherwise serve no purpose!

3. Improves Soil Structure

Mushroom compost usually has a straw base which makes it particularly good at improving the drainage of the soil, and it especially helps to break down dense or clay soils over time.

4. Mild Nitrogen Content

Mushroom compost has a low nitrogen content because much of the nitrogen in the compost will have been utilized by the mushrooms that were originally grown in it. While a low nutrient level might sound like a poor idea, it actually can be very beneficial. The low level of nitrogen will provide a slow intake of nutrients for your plants, without encouraging weeds to grow.

5. Slow-Release Fertilizer

Like most types of compost, mushroom compost provides low levels of lots of different nutrients to the roots of plants over time, as it gradually degrades. This makes it great as a slow-release fertilizer, feeding the soil and therefore improving plant health.

6. High in Calcium

Mushroom compost has high calcium levels, which makes it especially useful for growing fruits and vegetables that thrive with a good calcium supply.

7. Protective Layer

Mushroom compost can also be used an inexpensive insulator and protective layer when several inches are added on top of the soil. It will help to keep plant roots cool in the summer and warm in the winter, and it will help to prevent moisture from evaporating. By adding mushroom compost as a top-dress soil, the nutrients will gradually filter down into the soil as you water the plants, or when rain carries the nutrients down into the layers beneath.

8. Attracts Earthworms

Worms love moist soils, and as mushroom compost improves water retention, it makes it especially attractive to worms. Having soil that encourages earthworms to set up home in your garden is beneficial to your plants, as worms improve soil structure, improve drainage, and allow roots to be able to extract nutrients from the soil more effectively.

9. Inexpensive

Mushroom compost is a relatively inexpensive compost given it’s many benefits.

10. Versatile

Mushroom compost is suitable for a variety of plants, from fruits and vegetables, to herbs and flowers. To get the greatest results when organic gardening with mushroom compost, thoroughly mix it in with the garden soil prior to planting.


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