recipe I developed in my hiatus. I wanted to give it thorough testing,
and I also wanted the recipe to contain ingredients that are easily
sourced in any area, urban or rural. This tek is super high yielding,
I get over 5 dry oz per bag in three flushes, which equates to ~120% BE.
I inoculate each bag with only a cup of grain spawn (~5% spawn rate),
so a quart of spawn will easily yield over a dry pound. You can also
use LC (60cc) or slurry to inoculate these bags because the beet pulp
and bran contain so much protein that grain spawn isn't necessary. I
would be curious to see these bags injected with spores if anyone wants
to give it a go!
1 quart coco coir
1 quart compost/manure/castings
250 gr bran
250 gr straw pellets
250 gr beet pulp shreds
42 gr CaCO3
Weigh your coir brick, then multiply that weight by 4 and add that many
mL of water. For example- say a coir brick weighs 700 grams, then you
add 2800mL (3 quarts) of water.
Mix an equal volume of coir and composted material together. Slowly bring
the moisture content up to field capacity to avoid going past optimal
moisture content. I normally do 4 bricks of coir (approx 10 gallons) per
1.5 cu ft (approx 10 gallons) of compost. That is enough coir/compost mix
for 40 substrates.
Scoop 2 quarts of the coco/compost mix into a mycobag, then add a quart
of water. After adding the water, add the beet pulp, then straw, then bran
and lime. If you want, you can mix the substrates together in the mycobag
and minimize mess, or you can mix it all together in a bowl and dump it into
Once the bags are filled, fold them over and PC at 248F for a minimum of
3 hours or 210F for 24 hrs.
I attached a bunch of pictures from the test runs, I tried some cased and some
uncased just to see, didn't see much of a yield difference. This greenhouse was
kept between 75-80% rh, I got the uncased subs to pin aggressively by cutting
the corners on the bags down to the bottom of the sub. The plastic staying on
the sides of the sub creates a humid enough micro-climate to promote pinning,
and the lowered humidity in the greenhouse prevents mildew from growing
on the floor and under the bags on the shelving itself.
Edited by coorsmikey, 13 July 2016 - 02:55 AM.
Added tags for organization