This is just me personally. I use the exact same substrate for APE as I do for pan cyans. Lots of hpoo and straw. But it's not necessary at
all. I have seen epic APE grows - and all cubes in general - using nothing but coir and verm. APE does seem to like a casing, though.
I use hpoo because I personally like it, but it is not required at all.
Thanks for the input! I can get cow manure compost at the lawn and garden center and pasturize it if need be, but there are no horse farms around me so hpoo is not available.
I have 20cc of APE on the way which I plan to use with WBS. I was asking about the poo because I want to give it the best shot at success. By casing you mean a thin layer of verm on top of the substrate after the spawn is mixed in right? If Cow poo is no better than coir and verm I will just use that. I have plenty of it and I would need to make a special trip for cpoo.
Edited by Jinroh, 30 August 2019 - 07:27 AM.