Steam sterilized grass seed
Posted 07 July 2007 - 10:06 AM
It came out perfect, just like it was pc'd.
Posted 07 July 2007 - 10:11 AM
let's see it colonize.
is that a fescue/mix ?
how much water was added to how much seed ?
Posted 07 July 2007 - 10:37 AM
Posted 07 July 2007 - 10:43 AM
Fescue- grass with wide flat leaves cultivated in Europe and America for permanent pasture and hay and for lawns
Posted 07 July 2007 - 10:44 AM
How long did you steam those jars Lazlo?
Posted 07 July 2007 - 03:02 PM
Even if it were fescue, you would use the same ratio of water to seed. Same time for pc'ing as well. 60 minutes.
Posted 07 July 2007 - 04:39 PM
Two different lots of seed came out dry. I'm hoping this third try comes out with some stones. I'll be watchint this thread, good stuff. Maybe I'll try a little soap in some grass seed, too, and just steam it.
Posted 07 July 2007 - 06:27 PM
I PC'd grass seed once, noc'd it up. It colonized well, but I just couldn't shake it hard enough to break it up. I had to use a butter knife to get it out.
Posted 07 July 2007 - 08:34 PM
I'd say that lime/gypsum in grass seed is nearly a must as well. Either of the 2 help tremendously to aid in the grains ability to separate. I use a tablespoon to get it out of the jars and don't have a single problem. The chunks that come out can be crushed up easily for spawning.
Posted 07 July 2007 - 09:36 PM
probably not that kind tho.. i hope it would work the same..
Posted 08 July 2007 - 09:15 AM
Posted 08 July 2007 - 09:54 AM
Posted 08 July 2007 - 01:05 PM
Lazlo, I bet the shaking (lack of) is what messed me up. Although the one I did with extra water looks great. Time to make an LC with the last of the Mex.
Probably any grass seed would work fine. It's all about the same size etc., nutes probably don't vary much among breeds.
Posted 08 July 2007 - 05:10 PM
I just noticed that Golly steamed his bags also. So my jar should work out well with a 90 minute run. We'll see I guess.
This will be good for people without a pressure cooker. It will provide them a way to use a grain for spawn. Easily as well. If it works out that is. Heh
Posted 08 July 2007 - 05:13 PM
Posted 11 July 2007 - 01:55 AM
Posted 11 July 2007 - 07:23 AM
would this work the same way done on PC? would it require less time? like 60mins?
Right, 60 minutes.