SA Mushrooms is a leading South Australian mushroom grower. The compost used to grow these mushrooms is vital, providing the goodness from which the mushrooms flourish. When the mushrooms have finished cropping, what remains is an ideal compost for the home garden., the compost in which the mushrooms are grown is vital. When the mushrooms have finished cropping, what remains is an ideal compost for the home garden.

Mushroom compost is envrionmentally friendly. It is organic, recycles waste and saves water.

"Mulching your garden is equivalent to halving your weekly watering. It means you can have both a lush garden and practice water conservation." – Sydney Water Managing Director, Paul Broad

1. Spread mushroom compost on the soil surface
2. Incorporate the compost into the top 10 to 30cm of soil
3. Allow about 1 week for compost to settle and blend with the soild
4. Sow the seeds or transplant the plants
5. Water well initially

  • Stores up to 70% of its own weight in water
  • Improves transmission of water through the soil
  • Keeps the soil cooler in warmer weather and increases soil resistance to both wind and water erosion

Mushroom compost is a scientifically developed recipe of recycled organic ingredients such as: stable bedding (including manure), wheat straw, poultry litter and cotton seed hulls which are pasteurised to kill any harmful bacteria.

  • Most flowering plants
  • Trees and shrubs
  • Vegetable gardens and herbs
  • Establishing lawns
  • Not recommended for some native plants and acid-loving plants such as azaleas, camellias and rhododendrons

  • Provides plant nutrients
  • Helps soil hold water
  • Changes soil pH levels
  • Promotes seedling growth

  • Contains almost all nutrients needed for good plant growth
  • Supplies the nutrients slowly
  • Aids seedling emergence
  • Improves the structure of the soil
  • Conserves soil moisture
  • Produces no harmful decomposition products

pH 6.9
Electical conductivity 11.0
Dry matter 50.5%
Organic carbon 28.0%
Nitrogen (dry weight) 1.8%
Phosphorus (dry weight) 0.8%
Potassium (dry weight) 1.6%
Other organic material 17.3%
Manganese 137.0ppm
Copper 17.0ppm
Zinc 68.0ppm
Boron 10.0ppm
Carbon: Nitrogen ratio 31.0