hey all, first post! looks like a cool forum.
I've been growing some oyster mushrooms on coffee which produces some nice compost. I also have a big heap in the back yard (4' high, 6' diameter) of normal yard cutting material that I'm trying to compost (some sticks, leaves, dead weeds, rotting fruit, etc).
having seen how aggressively oysters can break coffee down into compost, I was wondering if anyone knows of a mushroom species that might thrive in the type of compost heap I just described. I have found many threads with people being alarmed about mushrooms growing in there heap but none about doing it on purpose. it seems to me that this is not only desirable but ideal since the mycelium should really help to break down everything.
a big part of the reason why I'd like to try mushrooms is because the heap is very not-sophisticated-- in fact it probably breaks every rule in the book. our current strategy is: put stuff on top, turn every once in a while. that's about it. no special containers or anything-- it's just a big mound. so I'm thinking that the mycelium could perhaps offer a significant helping hand to this lazy approach..
if anyone knows a species that would thrive, I'd love to hear about it.