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How to add mushroom compost to the medium?

Auto Warrior

I am also a very small mushroom grower but not Psyolo Shrooms lol I love Oyster Mushrooms and the Mycelium grow in a from me homemade Substrat of 50% Coco and 50% of Coffee grounds. When the Mushrooms are harvested the Mushroom compost is I believe a awesome way to grow a good healthy Marijuana plant full organic! But i don’t know how much compost I can add to the Medium?

Here you can see how the compost looks like.

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hecno
Worm Hunter .
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orrganic
Auto Warrior

Hey mate good question and cool pics, first mushroom farmer I’ve seen getting about.

I agree with hecno at about %10 mixed into your potting mix before sprouting seed.
If your using a high quality mix from the bag it will likely have enough nutrient in it for the larger portion of a grow so be sure not to over do it.

If you’re worried about that happening just get growing and dig portions of compost into the pots once they need it, water and let nature do the rest.

NastyN8t
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Ive got oysters growing in my yard and all over in the woods!! I hunt morels tho they’re my favorite.

Ive heard good things bout mushroom Compost . i take it that its ph nuetral?

I am also a very small mushroom grower but not Psyolo Shrooms lol 😀 I love Oyster Mushrooms and the Mycelium grow in a from me homemade Substrat of 50%…

Mushroom compost, and adding sugar in flower

SweetIslandFunk

Howdy,
I recently picked up the growers bible and its saying that mushroom compost is a great growing med that produces primo results. So naturally I want to give it a run. My question is how well does it absorb and drain and what else what do you all recommend for this, should use it whole or mix it with soil and perlite, etc..

Also, the bible is saying that adding sugar in the last 6 weeks yielded 20% more, what are your thoughts on this?
have you used it? on what kind of schedule? and how much? what kind of sugar.

SRHninja

IDK i have heard crazy things from watering a plant with sugard water, to injecting watered down white corn syrup in the stem with a hypodermic needle.

NOW sounds stupid but if you think “Botany” all the plant is doing is Producing, storing and Using Sugars.. if you add sugar & it takes it in then the plant skips the producing of the sugar part and jus stores it or breaks it down?

None of this is fact this is just the only way i see sugar being involved or useful.. something to think about

SweetIslandFunk
SRHninja

You know from what i believe to have read lol! (im never 100%) Trichomes are jus sugars when they break down the THC become psychoactive. so by making sugard more readily available could it also increase the resin or trichome production. we need a expert in here who knows a thing or two.

(i first heard about injecting watered down corn syrup in a vege garden forum Made tomatoes more luscious and sweeter in taste. and increasing the aroma of the tomato itself.

chrometrichs

There is a reason pretty much every hydroponic nutrient line has a synthetic carbohydrate additive. There is a wealth of information on the farm regarding sugar and carbohydrates, I won’t pretend to have absorbed enough to be able to regurgitate it, but I highly recommend you read up on the topic. This site has way more information than the growers bible, I wouldn’t cling too hard to anything you read in that book.

When choosing a medium you need to ask yourself what kind of system do I want to run, which is usually answered by how much money you want to invest and how much experience you have growing plants. Obviously hydroponics systems will be much harder to run and more expensive to set up than a soil garden. The are many factors to consider when choosing the medium for either; cost, disposal, reusability, forgivability are a few. I recommend reading some of the diaries here to give yourself the best possible insight to what will work for you, in your space, with your budget.

Herbiraptor
Chemotype

There is good info in the medical grow bible but, there is a lot of questionable info too. I am a plant science major and after a little research, here is what I found.

Moist Soil
The main effect of sugar water is that the soil around the plant stays moist. This is because osmosis is unbalanced by the presence of sugar.
Microorganism Growth
Another effect is that sugar being present in the soil may stimulate the production of microorganisms around the roots of the plant. This can be beneficial to the plant, but often is not because the microorganisms will no longer rely on the plant roots for sugar and will lose the symbiotic relationship to the plant.
Food
Plants generate sugar through photosynthesis by absorbing water, carbon dioxide and light. If the plant is absorbing sugar along with water, it may negatively affect the plant’s ability to keep making its own food causing yellowing of the plant and stunted growth.
Variation
Different plants react differently to sugar. A very small amount of sugar can sometimes be beneficial, but there is very little evidence to support this.
Care
To keep your plants safe and healthy, the best advice is to give them plenty of water and light, as well as a high-nutrient diet including all 17 essential nutrients and rich, well draining soil.

Mushroom compost is an iffy area. Research it and see what you think.

Howdy, I recently picked up the growers bible and its saying that mushroom compost is a great growing med that produces primo results. So naturally I want…