castings n coir ???
Posted 08 March 2005 - 04:44 PM
Posted 08 March 2005 - 07:40 PM
Posted 08 March 2005 - 07:53 PM
but a bit in the coir is good if it's being
used in a casing layer.
both are pretty neutral ph
which is just fine for cubie mycellia.
if trich's a big problem there
then use some lime
Posted 22 March 2005 - 02:31 PM
Posted 22 March 2005 - 02:48 PM
I just recently changed from using coir/verm to poo/verm for spawn and peat/verm for casing.
Posted 22 March 2005 - 04:44 PM
spawn 1 pint
poo 1 "
coir 4 "
that sound about right?
Posted 22 March 2005 - 04:47 PM
Posted 22 March 2005 - 04:51 PM
Posted 22 March 2005 - 04:53 PM
good luck with your poop insight :)
Posted 22 March 2005 - 04:59 PM
Posted 22 March 2005 - 05:01 PM
Posted 22 March 2005 - 05:10 PM
but a general rule is she has more verm than any other ingredient
and lime is always the sugar on top
Posted 22 March 2005 - 07:38 PM
1 brick coir: 5 lbs. castings.
Coller TEK the coir with Lime in the H20
Oven bg the poo
spawn 4-5 qts. grain
Posted 22 March 2005 - 07:46 PM
Posted 22 March 2005 - 08:18 PM
Posted 22 March 2005 - 08:30 PM
Thanx RR and everyone. Thats the way I'm gonna do it sounds much less complicated than one of the teks in the archives. I still won't be able to get verm around here until next month or so my hydro store owner guy says, ( He was wearing a dead shirt and was very helpful and sensitive to my needs ;) ) so this first project is gonna be just coir n castings n coffe gotta go pick up some lime too, I've held off until now.
You do NOT need verm... I personall ywould skip it.
Hydrate the coir in pillow case with boiling H2O in a cooler, wait 1.5 hrs. hang to drain.. don't squeeze.
Hydrate castings CAREFULLY, wet not mud. Cook 175 for 1.5 hrs in oven bag.
let both cool
mix with 4-5 qts. spawn, just mix it in a new trash bag.
Maybe lime the coir it will work either way but lime will help with contam.
This will make WAY more than the 5 qts. 1 layer of your PC will hold.
Aprox 20 qts. w/ spawn
Posted 22 March 2005 - 08:51 PM
Posted 22 March 2005 - 09:13 PM
don't need that much substrate just yet, I'll do it the small scale way until I get a bale of straw..
just tying to show an ez way