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    #1029037 - 11/06/02 07:05 PM (15 years, 15 days ago)

so i was walking to my local hardware store and picked up some lime for my peat casing......i get home and read, in one of my many documents on shroom growing, that i need hydrated lime and not dolomite lime....so curious to what i bought i look at the package and there in big letters DOLOMITE LIME. so my question to you, is there a way to salvage this error or should i take up gardening and find a use for it?


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Re: uhhh i think i pulled a Homer....Doh!!!! [Re: Magician26]
    #1029206 - 11/06/02 07:39 PM (15 years, 15 days ago)

Dolomite lime has too much magnesium which can inhibit pinning.. I wouldn't use it.



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Re: uhhh i think i pulled a Homer....Doh!!!! [Re: zeta]
    #1029220 - 11/06/02 07:41 PM (15 years, 15 days ago)

are there any other alternatives to balance the ph level of the peat moss? i could case with just verm but i don't want to sacrifice fruit and flush size.


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Re: uhhh i think i pulled a Homer....Doh!!!! [Re: Magician26]
    #1029275 - 11/06/02 07:53 PM (15 years, 15 days ago)

In reply to:

are there any other alternatives to balance the ph level of the peat moss?



Lots of alternatives listed in the FAQs.


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Re: uhhh i think i pulled a Homer....Doh!!!! [Re: Theta]
    #1029476 - 11/06/02 08:32 PM (15 years, 15 days ago)

I'm using peat moss and verm. without lime working fine so far.


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Re: uhhh i think i pulled a Homer....Doh!!!! [Re: Magician26]
    #1029530 - 11/06/02 08:42 PM (15 years, 15 days ago)

Can you return it? If so I would.



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Re: uhhh i think i pulled a Homer....Doh!!!! [Re: Magician26]
    #1029536 - 11/06/02 08:43 PM (15 years, 15 days ago)

You can use crushed oyster shells.  You could get this at your local hardware or feed store.  Also could use chalk, ground into powder then added to peat.  I think the crushed oyster shells work best.  They make a firmer foundation to support larger shroomies!  :laugh:  But both work just the same.

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Re: uhhh i think i pulled a Homer....Doh!!!! [Re: Magician26]
    #1030021 - 11/06/02 10:50 PM (15 years, 15 days ago)

I use crushed oyster shell and hydrated lime, but hydrated lime is very alkaline and it's very easy to use too much. Chalk is better.


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Re: uhhh i think i pulled a Homer....Doh!!!! [Re: zeta]
    #1030486 - 11/07/02 12:42 AM (15 years, 15 days ago)

All you really need is crushed Oyster shell.


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Re: uhhh i think i pulled a Homer....Doh!!!! [Re: DERRAYLD]
    #1030686 - 11/07/02 01:26 AM (15 years, 15 days ago)

thank you all for the words of wisdom....what ratio of oyster shell to peat moss should i use? i know these are simple, and redundant questions, but since this is my first grow i don't want it to mess up...and since the spore prints are going to the winner of the FSR grow contest i don't want to disapoint. thanks again


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