Grow food, Capture carbon, 

      Make soil with the Fun Field MUSHROOM        

Free download at the bottom for 'Get Growing' readers 6 March

'Growing Mushrooms' by Tim Thornewell, a thirty-year veteran of mushroom growing and gardening, has now expanded the guide to 69 pages with updates on every chapter and an extra section introducing  'Transformaculture' a new gardening system for food lovers.

Had enough of fish?

Re-purpose your old aquarium to a 4 crop rotation for food and potting soil creation


Mid-winter toms, basil and carrots

Discover how to grow tasty mushrooms with easy home-based techniques and begin your own regenerating cycle.

Oyster, shiitake, burgundy and the much-loved button mushrooms are all covered, with enough info to fire up your new project.

Good fungi are great on the plate and one of the best soil allies! Check out the side panels showing plants thriving in soil naturally made by mushrooms.


To order click here and put "edition 2" in the comments box

Scroll down to catch the free download for 'Get Growing' readers all about using mushrooms to make fantastic potting mix and mulch.


Celery growing through a summer drought 25-30C days

Celery growing well during 25-30C weeks of drought

midwinter joy

Hoping to be preserved?

Yes, mushrooms can grow in small places, jar, bag, box or garden.

Late winter ripening amongst carrots and an overly hopeful cucumber!

Grow, Grow N Grow
mushrooms then greens then tommys

Early salad bowl and a few late mushrooms

Tired potting mix re-livened with 5cm of 'TerrafoddenR' the mushroom fodder.

mid-summer lettuce


Wasabi weeks into 25-30C days, hanging on till cooler weather

Meadow Mushrooms are capable of amazing soil building. Just as the earliest soils were formed by fungi as lichen etching rocks, field mushrooms can unzip the ancient mineral rock dusts and plant waste in TerrafoddenR to create a soil that plants can interact with.

Plants expect soil to hold moisture, air and nutrients in a natural way and to exchange them with worms and soil microbes.

Nurtural systems built forests and savannah in a complex and robust way. These systems have no need for geometric spacing, manure, fertiliser and sprays.

We can now re-create some of this complexity, even in pots and planters by using active potting mix as the whole growing mix or as a top mulch.... every bit helps.

Click here for your free download and an amazing discount so you can capture some carbon, save some water, eat some food, gaze on some plants.

Kia ora!

Tim Thornewell Feb 2020


Meaty mushroom or intriguing icicles fungi?

Let food be your medicine!

Small plant stand with a three-pot rotation. Flats, cups and buttons

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