BRF to Bulk Sandbags
Posted 23 October 2007 - 08:05 AM
On this go round, I thought I'd try using tyvek for the vents rather than polyfil that just seemed to get in the way.I just cut some holes in the bags and taped on some postal tyvek.
Substrate was my usual, equal parts of straw,coir,verm and 1/2 a part of worm castings.This was all steam pasturized in a pillowcase inside a veggie steamer fitted with a candy thermometer to monitor the heat.
The spawn was BRF/verm (PFtek) in pint jars. I had started a whole dozen jars, but they were so slow to colonize, by the time they were done,only four jars had NOT contammed. I won't be using them again.
The strain was allegedly Texan, but the fruit only slightly resembled the Tex I had grown before.
The time from spawn to fruit was only about 16 days.
The jars had begun pinning invitro at the time of spawn, so perhaps this is why they went so fast.
Posted 23 October 2007 - 08:22 AM
Posted 31 October 2007 - 02:58 PM
The subs were flooded in the bags for two days, outside where it was cooler. I just filled em up with water to the filters, folded down and clipped off with clothes pins.
I only intended to dunk em overnight, but the weather was inclement and I was busy.
Anyway, I drained em and left em in the basement (read, forgot about em) until today when I noticed they needed picking.
The pic with the styrofoam tray was just one bag's worth.
The subs got pretty busted up during the first harvest and some of the peices were wrong way up. But they still fruited much to my suprise and delight.
The first flush produced an ounce and a half dry weight, so I'm pretty happy. :teeth:
I must say again that the sandbag method is one of the easiest and best "neglect" methods going.
Posted 02 November 2007 - 06:30 PM
The wet weight was a little better than 307g, so that should dry down about an ounce.
Not bad for one bag, second flush.
Posted 12 November 2007 - 11:22 AM
I just happened to pass the bag in the basement and noticed it needed picking again.
I'm really liking this sub with the steam pasturization.
I haven't even tried to be even semi cleanly about it and no contams yet.
Here is a pic looking down into the bag, then fruits in the dryer and finally the dryer itself.
Posted 12 November 2007 - 01:23 PM