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Casing with Straight Peat instead of 50/50 Peat/Verm


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#1 insight

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 09:54 PM

Just curious for opinions on both sides. I have been casing with 50/50 Peat/Verm/Lime and just realized I pastuerized too much peat and though I would case by inself instead of mixing with verm.

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Posted 02 May 2005 - 09:56 PM

I've used straight peat, but it tends to clump up without some verm, or at least gypsum. Ten percent ground oyster shells should help buffer it as well.
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Posted 03 May 2005 - 11:04 AM

Could added eggshells help with the peat? I have lots of eggshells. Or is oyster shell a better buffer as Rodger suggests?
I've never tried peat without verm and lime.

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 12:57 PM

I would consider egg shells as good as oyster shells. Mostly, they're for the texture, as they won't break down much during the three weeks or so your casing is flushing. You still would want to use lime.
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Posted 03 May 2005 - 01:16 PM

Thanks RR! I always use lime, for casings, and past. My family eats lots of eggs, thats why I asked. :)

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Posted 03 May 2005 - 01:21 PM

Be sure to wash the egg shells very well first.
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Posted 03 May 2005 - 01:35 PM

In the past, my all-peat casings have contam'd quickly.
It requires lime to even out the ph, as peat is acidic.
I probably haven't used enought lime in my casings, never can seem to
get it right with peat,
so I just stick to straight verm or verm / peat / lime mixture.

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