• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Nicole Alderman
  • Mike Haasl
  • r ranson
  • paul wheaton
master gardeners:
  • jordan barton
  • John F Dean
  • Rob Lineberger
  • Carla Burke
  • Jay Angler
  • Greg Martin
  • Ash Jackson
  • Jordan Holland

Purchasing spawn to inoculate large scale woodchip piles

Posts: 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Has nyone used spawn and woodchips to create soil over time? and if so what types of decomposers work well in northern climates? We ahe lots of chips andnot much top soil? I'm thinking this is a good strategy to build soil. Has anyone had success with this?
Posts: 153
Location: Orgyen
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I always recommend king (or winecap) stropharia for these kind of projects. I've had great success with this species. It eats almost all hardwoods, as well as Douglas-fir chips, and probably other conifers as well. It does a great job converting wood chips to soil, is easily transferred from one pile to another and it tastes pretty good. It is native to the Mid-Atlantic states, so it can probably overwinter in northern climates. Try Field and Forest Products out of Wisconsin for spawn. (fieldforest.net) Good luck!!
Rocket Mass Heater podcast gob
will be released to subscribers in: soon!
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic