OK, you can tell I don't hang out here much (but I'm an avid composter; 3 bins and lasagna beds everywhere) b/c I'd know the answer to this if I did. Are mushrooms themselves good for your heap or is it just the soil they grow in? I've seen it written that "if you know of a mushroom grower, ask for some soil." Well, since our rain totals here in Northern MA is about 11" above normal, I AM a mushroom grower!!! I have mushooms of all sorts all down behind a slope on my property. There are enough to fill a couple of 1-gal pails.
1.Should I pick them and add them to the compost; or 2. dig up the mushrooms and their soil and add that to the compost; or 3. just leave 'em be?