thebahamiangardener
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hello can any1 help me . i just bought a bag of mushroom compost . can this be used in the same way as regular manure or compost. i want to make some compost tea out of this will it work. also , if any1 seen john evens secrets in the soil , whats the material he adds with the tea , i believe it molasses (dried) and some other beneficial bacteria , I'm trying to get larger veggies in more yield what ways can i mimic the recipe found bellow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXGqJbFZzCo

posting too see if i can get some info sage hermitt sent me :shock: :D

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Mushroom compost is mentioned on Page 4 of this rather lengthy thread.
https://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=91778&highlight=mushroom+compost+act#91778

But if you read ALL 14 PAGES of this thread, I think you'll have a pretty good idea or how you might want to go about making your compost tea. I sure did. :wink:

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[url=https://squtch.quiet-like-a-panther.org/story/mushroom_compost-34]Mushroom compost is pretty depleted[/url] and can concentrate salts and that could be dicey for a good tea. We are trying to wring some nutrients (mostly gone) and biology (mostly sterilized) out of our recipe and as noted it's already been taken out by the crop of shrooms or was never there in the first place (Mushroom soil ain't potting soil).

It's (eventually, after some rinsing) a good medium to grow organisms on, so treat it with a tea and use it as a brown with some good greens to MAKE compost. Tea is only as good as your starting biologies...

HG
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thanx so much guy i used the entire bag. the plants love it. i'll get some more and 'xperumint'.

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BG, don't forgete that John from Alaska has one thing that you won't ever get; that's summer days without sunsets. 24 hour sunshine. Mind you he has a much shorter season on the calendar, but on the candlepower scale he's doing WAY better than you can do in a growing season. Yours is WAY longer, but has more heat stress (most veggie plants don't grow well past 80 degrees).

But it does show the power of tea. The pumpkin record often goes to [url=https://www.neptunesharvest.com/]organic pumpkins[/url] as well; fertility comes from soil, not bags...

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The Helpful Gardener wrote:BG, don't forgete that John from Alaska has one thing that you won't ever get; that's summer days without sunsets. 24 hour sunshine. Mind you he has a much shorter season on the calendar, but on the candlepower scale he's doing WAY better than you can do in a growing season. Yours is WAY longer, but has more heat stress (most veggie plants don't grow well past 80 degrees).

But it does show the power of tea. The pumpkin record often goes to [url=https://www.neptunesharvest.com/]organic pumpkins[/url] as well; fertility comes from soil, not bags...

HG
Them folks use a great deal of compost teas to grow their big veggies.

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