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TOPIC: Mushroom soil for growing ginseng?

Mushroom soil for growing ginseng? 2 years 3 months ago #35387

Was just wondering if anyone knew about using mushroom soil to grow ginseng along with the regular soil in your garden as well as composted leaves and twigs and various other woodsy ingredients, if anyone has any ideas please let me know, Thank You.

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Re:Mushroom soil for growing ginseng? 2 years 3 months ago #35388

If you have poor soil conditions I would think mixing spent mushroom soil along with mulched leaves and tilling it in to a depth of 3 inches may provide some good soil. I would consider adding some worm castings as well. Worm castings are a great soil amendment and it has the ability to fight disease. I have not used it yet but have been studying up on it. I am going to try it soon.

positiveorganicliving.com/about-worm-castings

However, if you have good woodland soil I would not disturb it much and would consider just planting the seed with no soil amendments.
Latt

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Re:Mushroom soil for growing ginseng? 11 months 1 week ago #39158

Latt,

Did you ever try using the worm castings with your ginseng?

CreatedMan

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Re:Mushroom soil for growing ginseng? 11 months 1 week ago #39165

No I never did try it yet. I may someday though on a small scale.
Latt

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Re:Mushroom soil for growing ginseng? 11 months 1 week ago #39176

I would think that the worm castings would raise nitrogen levels...
Which in turn could lead to disease problems...

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Re:Mushroom soil for growing ginseng? 11 months 6 days ago #39188

Yea worm castings are pretty high in nitrogen for sure. I have read where they help control disease though. Here is an article below that touches on that. If I were to use worm castings I think I would make a tea out of it and spray it on the plant in a small area to see if it does anything beneficial.
Latt

www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2011/12/res...ppress-plant-disease

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