3 States 12 greenhouses and NO COIR
Posted 14 January 2006 - 09:32 PM
Posted 14 January 2006 - 09:38 PM
Posted 14 January 2006 - 11:33 PM
Posted 15 January 2006 - 10:23 AM
Posted 15 January 2006 - 11:25 AM
Far less problems with overlay than with a coir based casing. The mycelium just dosent seem to colonize the peat as readily. Just dont forget to raise the pH into the optimal range.
Also I have found the addition of some king of "aggragate" to help with mushroom formation. Most often I just use about .1 part (1/10) of perlite, but I have also used crushed oystershell, egg shells, and even little plastic beads. The perlite sems to work the best IMO.
Posted 15 January 2006 - 11:41 AM
Posted 16 January 2006 - 09:14 AM
desont perlite in the casing layer kinda defeat the purpose? the casing layer is supposed to hold moisture, and perlite gives moisture off dont it?
Perlite give's moisture off as it holds it and retains it well thats why it's used in fruiting chambers to keep the humidity up :)
Posted 16 January 2006 - 09:16 AM
keep it light in texture, mostly verm