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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: www.cas.psu.edu 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
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.:
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
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Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the U.S.
Department of Agriculture.
This publication is available from the Publications
Distribution Center, The Pennsylvania State
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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
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