It is finally here, our Fungal Soil Conditioner
We are excited to offer a new product for growers called Full Circle Mushrooms (FCM) Fungal Soil Conditioner that is produced from our mushroom growing medium.
What is a Fungal Soil Conditioner?
Our mushrooms grow on a substrate which is a mixture of woody materials that are high in carbon. After the mushroom harvest, this material is called Spent Mushroom Substrate (SMS). SMS is very high in live fungal mycelium (mycelium is analogous to the “roots” of the mushroom). We homogenize the material and hydrate it to encourage the mycelium to continue to decompose the wood along with native bacteria, fungi and critters. The resulting material is a moist, mulch-like product that is full of active organic matter.
How do I use FCM Fungal Soil Conditioner?
We recommend the following uses:
Soil Reclamation: application to compacted, degraded, sandy or otherwise poor soils to prepare the area for planting in a future season.
Soil Rejuvenation: apply to soil after harvest where beds or fields are resting to cover the soil and retain organic matter.
Mulch: Use a mulch for established plants where the soil lacks organic matter.
Fertilizer: Incorporation into first 2-3 inches of topsoil at 5-20% .
We've put together a guide on our blog here
We also have pecan shells available:
Pecan shells are used as mulch. The shells help retain moisture in the soil, as well as adding an aesthetic appeal to the soil.
And as a bonus - this treatment also works as a slug deterrent, as these garden invaders do not like to navigate across the jagged edges.