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#1 GoVols


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Posted 19 May 2007 - 12:21 AM

Im kinda tired of paying out the ass for hpoo. It breaks down to about 2.50 a pound to the door.

Found a place online where I can get worm castings to the door for 1.10 a pound.

Money isnt the real issue, but I dont want to spend more if I dont have to. Plus it takes so damn long to get the poo, figure the castings people might be a little more on the ball and get it to me quicker.

If hpoo scores a 100, what do worm castings score?

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 03:23 AM

As you know, my current grows are done with castings/verm.

Here's a link to a shit-ton of grows in the archives using castings.

Mushrooms appear just as large and prevalent with castings as with horse manure.

I think that adding coir instead of verm might produce bigger mushrooms than what I'm getting at the moment.

$1 a lb to your door (sent priority via usps) is a pretty good deal.

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 03:43 AM

these were all done on coir and castings only.. spawned with popcorn.. no verm.. no casing..


be careful not too put too much castings or to have your castings too wet
because it will turn muddy
i think my mix was more or less 90+% coir and the rest castings
hot water was poured on the coir in a tub
covered the tub with a towel
let the coir hydrate enough but not too much
the 'just right' moisture
and then i added the castings while it was still a little hot
mixed it up
covered with towel
and let it cool for spawning

some people may recommend pasteurization tho
but i have not had contams on this process yet

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 08:45 AM

I am a horse/donkey shit fan.

#5 Mycolangelo



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Posted 19 May 2007 - 12:00 PM

These came out of straw and bagged steer manure
< $1 for 1.5 cuic ft bag

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 04:22 PM

Im kinda tired of paying out the ass for hpoo. It breaks down to about 2.50 a pound to the door.

Are you near a rural area? I've found the horse owners in my area are just dying to give their horse shit away. They have it dumped and mulched all around their property. They don't ask questions, they know it's good fertilizer.

I've also seen people give it away on FreeCycle. Are you familiar with that website?

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 04:30 PM

I too have had some success with bagged steer manure compost which is kept in large quantities at every home depot i've been to for like 2 bucks a 10lb bag.

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 04:48 PM

Shit is the way... hpoo, dpoo, cpoo and wpoo!

I prefer good field dry horse poo and donkey poo would be my second choice.

As far as cow poo and worm poo go they are fine if cut with straw or verm.

I hate to cut good shit...
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#9 motograter



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Posted 19 May 2007 - 06:10 PM

Like roc said, worm castings are great if you cut with something else.
If you're looking for cheap horse poo, try ebay.

works out to 1.12 per lb including shipping for 50lbs

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 06:22 PM

If hpoo is working, stick w/ that. Doctor D had it right, go scope out some horse ranches. I live about 4min from a ranch. There are only 4 hourses and a duck, takes me a good 2-3 hours to pick up their shit (2 big ass trashbags full). Havent been back in over 3 weeks, just starting to run out (after shipping off a chunk).

If the only horse ranch is a few hours away, It would still be worth it, just spend the extra time and get EVERY turd on the ground ;)

For me it comes out to about .50c for 50lbs:headbang:

Gotta luv that black gold!

#11 GoVols


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Posted 19 May 2007 - 09:25 PM

Doc D- Never heard of that website. Looks pretty cool though.

Yea Im pretty much surounded by farm land. Most of it is cattle.

Thanks guys. Like always you pull through!

Decisions decesions.

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Posted 19 May 2007 - 09:32 PM

i used to go along the fence line of cattle pasteurs and grab the hard cow turds. I would break them up into little pieces and pasteurize in a bath of 175 degree water for 1 hour. its FREE too.

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 07:54 AM

I feel that I have to chime in and say that I prefer castings to other types of poo, simply because there is less preparation involved.
The castings come ready to use, right out of the bag.
There is no busting up clumps or wondering if it is properly aged.
Also, because of it's fine texture, it mixes in well with other substrate material (such as coir, verm or straw) and a little goes a long way.
I mix up my substrate material, place in in a pillowcase,and pasterize with either hot water bath or steam. The castings never get muddy.
Just my two cents.:eusa_thin

#14 GoVols


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Posted 20 May 2007 - 11:56 AM

Troutlips, two cents goes a long way, it can buy what, one cc of gas these days?

Seriously though, thats what I was thinking. The texture of castings. I gatherd some hpoo one time, it was just a ton of work. It was all clumpy. I like the orderd stuff because it comes shreded, but that was my origional point because its over twice as expencive as castings, unless you gather it, then there is just a lot of work in it.

So thanks jm for getting me going on castings. Your grow log started my exploration of worm shit.

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Posted 20 May 2007 - 03:29 PM

:cool: i was just looking for something cheap and easy. I personally think a coir/castings mix would be nice. I'm going to try it when I get going again in a few months.

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