Giant block of coir
Posted 10 March 2007 - 12:10 PM
it seems to deliberately contain trichodermia for gardening purposes.
all grows with this material turned up with trich even though it may have been pc'd for over an hour at 15 psi.
is there any way to destroy the trich?
if sunlight destroys trich can this block be spread out in a thin layer and left to bake in the sun for a few weeks?
other options may include:
using this type of coco-coir in an outdoor patch
or maybe just using it for what it was meant to be used for - green plants and gardening.
Posted 10 March 2007 - 01:18 PM
You could try chemically treating it. A strong H2O2 or Bleach solution will do the trick. Allow it to cure out and use. You will have to sterilize it though, prolly, afterward, since it will be effectively sterile and past. won't do much. I think, because you'll kill the good guys too.
If you use H2O2, remember there will be A LOT of foam. And bleach will need a lot of airing out.
Posted 10 March 2007 - 02:04 PM
it did -but i only tried it once. so i should try it again just to be sure
It still goes green after PCing?
Posted 10 March 2007 - 02:52 PM
Posted 10 March 2007 - 07:53 PM
that was huge and a good deal. I used it to mix with my castings and spawned it with Pcorn jars and I got trich for the first time since using P-corn in all 3 tubs.
I used it mixed with pcorn in the jars to keep moisture even and they also got trich.
So IMO Dont use cheap Coir, I and 2 others have had zero problems with trich using the GH coir so try that.
Posted 04 May 2007 - 05:49 AM
Posted 07 May 2007 - 10:51 PM
Posted 07 May 2007 - 10:56 PM
yeah. was shopping, saw it on sale and couldn't pass it by for the price :lol:
Thats the brand I use to Mycrobi I see ya got down on the 3 brick deal:eusa_clap
won't let it go to waste - i promise ;)