Coir as Verm replacement in the pf cake with verm layer on to
Posted 11 March 2008 - 06:24 AM
if it was not here i saw it sounds like experiment time in order.
Posted 11 March 2008 - 06:35 AM
Posted 11 March 2008 - 09:14 AM
my advice would be to make one or two test jars. mayb one with just coir and one with a verm coir mix. see if they do alright.
keep us posted brotha
Posted 11 March 2008 - 11:23 AM
This is actually a test cake, cause I'm fighting with contams now. I had trich in my PF tek cakes last time and I ran out of BRF so I thought I could use poo ;p. It's colonizing a lot faster than BRF+quinoa+verm cake.
So my advice is; use hpoo ;]. I believe coir would work as well, because it's structure is simmilar to poo, but just make sure to give the cake some extra food.
Posted 11 March 2008 - 11:56 AM
but they didn't do well,
can't really blame the coir
as there were other uncontrolled variables in play
but i'd be leary-
coir's great as bulk substrate
but it dries much faster than vermiculite -
i suspect my experimental cakes dried out
so i'd still include some verm in the mix.
Posted 11 March 2008 - 12:33 PM
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