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Corn cob and mushroom compost

Anonymous added on October 26, 2014 | Answered

Can I use crumbled corn stalk to replace wheat straw for preparing mushroom compost? What is the role of corn cob playing in mushroom compost? Thank you!!!

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theficuswrangler
Answered on November 3, 2014

Yes, you can use ground up corn cob or corn stalk (two different things, by the way,) in place of straw. These provide the carbohydrate component of the compost. Here are a couple of articles that will help you clarify your understanding: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/mushroom-compost.htm
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/mushroom-compost-use-carefully

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