There are a lot of materials you can use in composting. They can include green vegetables and old newspaper. You can also source for high-quality compost for your garden by purchasing mushroom compost.
Spent mushroom substrates are the type of mushroom compost you purchase from mushroom farms. They are termed “spent” because they are no longer fit for use in growing mushrooms but can be recycled by adding it to a compost pile.
Other materials can be used in mushroom compost. But before they are added, they are pasteurized to kill off all the bacteria that can encourage the growth of mold. Some of the popular materials used in substitute mushroom composting include coffee grounds.
You can use mushroom compost on your plant soil as:
— A slow-release fertilizer to neutralize acidic soil.
— Added to clay soil to improve water retention.
— Fresh manure compost can be used as mulch for your plant root.