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Q.Is Mushroom Compost Good

Zone Bs22 7FD | robert.harris280 added on October 24, 2020 | Answered

Have an allotment and have put mushroom compost on it. Is this a good thing and what’s best for the way forward. Please

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Answered on October 25, 2020

Yes, it's a popular soil amendment that acts as an organic, slow release fertilizer. The downside is it is high in soluable salts, which can harm germinating seeds or salt sensitive plants like azaleas.

This article explains how it is made and used:


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