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Unformatted text preview: the seeds and will hold water in the soil while the seeds germinate. Since some plants and garden vegetables are sensitive to high 15 salt content in soils, avoid using fresh spent substrate around those plants. You may use spent substrate weathered for 6 months or longer in all gardens and with most plants. Obtaining spent substrate in the fall or winter and allowing it to weather will make it ready for use in a garden the following spring. SMS can be applied as mulch in small amounts on turf all year-round. Spent substrate is a choice ingredient for companies that make potting mixtures sold in supermarkets or garden centers. These companies use spent substrate when they need a material to enhance the structure of a soil. Related Readings Prepared by David M. Beyer, associate professor and mushroom extension spet. Atkins, Fred C. 1974. Guide to Mushroom Growing. London: Faber and Faber Ltd. Visit Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences on the Web: Blui-n, H. 1977. The Mushroom Industry in Ontario. Toronto, Ontario: Economic Branch, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food. Chang, S. T. and W. A. Hayes. 1978. The Biology and Cultivation of Edible Mushrooms. New York: Academic Press. Lambert, L. F. 1958. Practical and Scientific Mushroom Culture. Coatesville, Pa.: L. F. Lambert, Inc. Penn State Handbook for Commercial Mushroom Growers. 1983. Kligman, Albert M. 1950. Handbook of Mushroom Culture. Kennett Square, Pa.: J. B. Swayne. Vedder, P. J. C. 1978. Modern Mushroom Growing. Madisonville, Tex.: Pitman Press. Wuest, P. J., M. D. Duffy, and D. J. Royse. 1985. Six Steps to Mushroom Growing. The Pennsylvania State University Extension Bulletin, Special Circular 268. Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences research, extension, and resident education programs are funded in part by Pennsylvania counties, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This publication is available from the Publications Distribution Center, The Pennsylvania State University, 112 Agricultural Administration Building, University Park, PA 16802. For information telephone 814-865-6713. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension Work, Acts of Congress May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Pennsylvania Legislature. T. R. Alter, Director of Cooperative Extension, The Pennsylvania State University. This publication is available in alternative media on request. The Pennsylvania State University is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to programs, facilities, admission, and employment without regard to personal characteristics not related to ability, performance, or qualifications as determined by University policy or by state or federal authorities. It is the policy of the University to maintain an academic and work environment free of discrimination, including harassment. The Pennsylvania State University prohibits discrimination and harassment against any person because of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Discrimination or harassment against faculty, staff, or students will not be tolerated at The Pennsylvania State University. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to the Affirmative Action Director, The Pennsylvania State University, 328 Boucke Building, University Park, PA 16802-5901, Tel 814-865-4700/V, 814863-1150/TTY. © The Pennsylvania State University 2003 CAT UL210 5M8/03ps4599 Produced by Information and Communication Technologies in the College of Agricultural Sciences...
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