View Full Version : Mushrooms in the compost pile?

09-01-2009, 06:47 PM
Are mushrooms a good thing to throw in the compost pile? I have a lot of wild mushrooms growing around my apartment, but am not sure about how beneficial they are for adding nutrients to the compost. I know fungus is good for breaking down lignocellulosic content like rotting wood, etc., but I am more interested in the nutritious content of the mushrooms themselves as I could fill a significant portion of the compost bin with just mushrooms. If they are a good thing, then would they fall under the high in nitrogen or high in carbon category? Thanks.:confused:

Rose White
02-07-2010, 08:31 PM
I don't have an answer for you, but I wanted to caution about having poisonous mushrooms growing in your yard. Make sure no kids can get near them to possibly eat them.
Rose White, author
"Easy Gardens A to Z"