30 thoughts on “Is Mushroom Compost & other Recycled Materials OK for a Vegetable Garden ?

    yi wang

    (September 19, 2019 - 4:20 pm)

    this guy knows his shit

    B Simpson

    (September 19, 2019 - 4:20 pm)

    Paul is high as hell off them 8-9 lbs per plant…

    Christa L

    (September 19, 2019 - 4:20 pm)

    WALNUT sawdust for gardens!
    Every part of the walnut tree has a plant respiratory toxin called JUGLAN. It WILL KILL tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, blueberries, and MANY other species within weeks or months, all the way to the tree's dripline. Once the tree is dead and hauled away, the toxicity from the roots is lethal for 20 YEARS!
    My house has an old walnut tree, so we have to use treepots and raised beds to grow most veggies. (Strawberries, cherries, hostas and beans don't mind.) We also collect all the leaves and buds etc. and keep them out of our compost.

    Yikes! I hope they warn folks that it should only be used where you'll never want to grow many plant species.

    Charles Lease

    (September 19, 2019 - 4:20 pm)

    Thanks John πŸ‘βœŒοΈ

    Diane Prostko

    (September 19, 2019 - 4:20 pm)

    The state of Washington is now composting bodies. Found a horseshoe in my double load of mushroom compost yesterday. Luck for me! The compost smells wonderful to me, really, so much horse manure in it. Another great video John!

    7munkee

    (September 19, 2019 - 4:20 pm)

    I'd be more wary of that sawdust than the mushroom compost. Sawmills use COPEUOS amounts of oil and diesel fuel on their saws. I worked in a sawmill and I KNOW how much oil products are in the sawdust.

    Rustified Squeaker

    (September 19, 2019 - 4:20 pm)

    17:05 is all about marijuana plants. That guy must have really good soil

    Rustified Squeaker

    (September 19, 2019 - 4:20 pm)

    "Certain medicinal herbs" haha he means weed.

    Hobbies

    (September 19, 2019 - 4:20 pm)

    its a yes or no question

    Electronic Shaman

    (September 19, 2019 - 4:20 pm)

    You should look more into how mushrooms affect the medium, I highly recommend Paul Stamets https://youtu.be/lJHXkfNCl5E

    Keeper Of Eden 11:11

    (September 19, 2019 - 4:20 pm)

    That fella seems to be on some strong drugs. Wow.

    Mara A

    (September 19, 2019 - 4:20 pm)

    Pikes has one, it says organic but I don’t trust big stores

    tellison109

    (September 19, 2019 - 4:20 pm)

    I love your channel BUT you are dead wrong with the "filling pathways with mulch and cardboard". I've had my raised garden for 7 years and let me tell you, I did just that and after year 2 or 3 years the mulch and cardboard will start to break down and you will have yourself a weeded mess on your hands my friend. My advice, don't do it!! Inside the raised bed yes, but within the pathway…NO. You're better off using garden landscape, sand and pebble gravel for your walk way and leave the organic components to the raised beds.

    Sage R.

    (September 19, 2019 - 4:20 pm)

    10:20 for answer

    Rich Mountains

    (September 19, 2019 - 4:20 pm)

    The owner is Stoned and Trippin

    Rayson Racette

    (September 19, 2019 - 4:20 pm)

    Was he stoned?

    Kyle S

    (September 19, 2019 - 4:20 pm)

    Mushrooms are able to break down complex molecules so contamination shouldn't be a concern (unless substrate contains heavy metals which is very unlikely).

    denkinaga

    (September 19, 2019 - 4:20 pm)

    best interview ever! great job on soil too πŸ˜‰

    killuminate peacefulness

    (September 19, 2019 - 4:20 pm)

    i use mushroom compost. my plants love it

    Maestro

    (September 19, 2019 - 4:20 pm)

    What are your thoughts about Leafgro?

    Gewgulkan Suhckitt

    (September 19, 2019 - 4:20 pm)

    I'd trust horse manure more than chicken or cow manure because people who raise animals for meat are focused on growing the animals big as fast as possible whereas with horses they are more into creating a healthy animal.

    TomJeffersonWasRight

    (September 19, 2019 - 4:20 pm)

    Where I live in Florida, mushroom compost usually has dollar weeds in it, and they are incredibly invasive and difficult to get rid of.

    attila fitzpatrick

    (September 19, 2019 - 4:20 pm)

    John show us the camera crew some episode??!!

    judy alexander

    (September 19, 2019 - 4:20 pm)

    John, Another informative and extremely well presented garden of knowledge. I LOVE your videos, especially the longer ones. I kind of get in the learning groove with them. I like it that you don't talk a mile a minute and when you are interviewing some person you ask a question and let them actually answer in full AND you are attentive while they speak. Go figure…

    Hal Pecher

    (September 19, 2019 - 4:20 pm)

    Humanure by Joseph Jenkins

    Hal Pecher

    (September 19, 2019 - 4:20 pm)

    Myicilium Running by Paul Stamets is the definitive book on mushrooms.

    donnalong

    (September 19, 2019 - 4:20 pm)

    Horses don't eat straw…they eat hay.

    donnalong

    (September 19, 2019 - 4:20 pm)

    I read that walnut sawdust or shred is not good for gardening because it walnut has a natural weedkiller that is not beneficial for growing?

    Matt's Shop

    (September 19, 2019 - 4:20 pm)

    Be careful with Horse/cow manure. If they spray herbicides, they all do it, on their hay/grass fields it WILL transfer through to the manure. It will damage your broad leaf plants. Look up aminoparalyd herbicide in Google. No one really knows how long it takes to break down in the soil, and can make it where nothing will your garden for years. If stuff grows the plants can be effected and damaged.

    Something Different

    (September 19, 2019 - 4:20 pm)

    I think deep brown is richer soil then black. It's also a sign that it's not 100% composted down and allows slow release of nutrients over time, so last longer.

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