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OfflineStarspawn
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birdseed sprouts in bulk substrate
    #1065924 - 11/19/02 12:28 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

The birdseed spawn started sprouting out of the wormcasting and straw bulk substrate. Is this anything to worry about? I searched but found nothing.Is this a common problem? Should they be picked out before casing?


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Re: birdseed sprouts in bulk substrate [Re: Starspawn]
    #1065941 - 11/19/02 12:35 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

leave them till you case
hell you could leave them even if you case.
they don`t cause any problems.
Remembering though you are growing mushrooms so you don`t really want anything else growing in the same container.


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Re: birdseed sprouts in bulk substrate [Re: Starspawn]
    #1066026 - 11/19/02 01:06 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

That is freaking hilarious. I have been using birdseed for a while and i have never seen that happen.


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Re: birdseed sprouts in bulk substrate [Re: New Name]
    #1066482 - 11/19/02 04:19 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

it is more likely the sprouts came from the straw you pasturized, or even the worm castings. if the seed was sterilized, it cannot sprout.


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Re: birdseed sprouts in bulk substrate [Re: DERRAYLD]
    #1066490 - 11/19/02 04:24 PM (14 years, 8 months ago)

How about a grass seed substrait for spawn 4 a bulk tek?


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Re: birdseed sprouts in bulk substrate [Re: Starspawn]
    #1069093 - 11/20/02 10:18 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

I've had the same thing happen several times - a little green sprout sticking up out of my casing. I think the above poster is correct - probably the bulk substrate, rather than the spawn. I have seen this with seed and grain, with the common denominators being wheat straw and scotts/verm mix.


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Re: birdseed sprouts in bulk substrate [Re: babyshroom]
    #1069131 - 11/20/02 10:33 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

Slightly off topic but - A few weeks ago I found a piece of tape I had cut to cover a hole on a lid but didn't use sitting behind my sink...  Apparently in my rye seed jar filling frenzy I managed to spill a few seeds on the piece of tape.  It sat behind my sink for about 5 days before I found the piece of tape...  When I found it there were 3 inch long blades of grass growing right off the piece of tape, I'd say about 15 to 20 of them...  It was then I knew I had some really good freakin rye seed!  :grin:


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Re: birdseed sprouts in bulk substrate [Re: Starspawn]
    #1069142 - 11/20/02 10:37 AM (14 years, 8 months ago)

If you have other species of vegitation growing in your substrate , than you did not sterilize properly . The process should kill off the viability of other seeds , spores , etc ... I would work on that sterilization or pasturization technique , before it gets out of control . At least you know you have a nutrient rich base . Also pick whatever crap grows , you do not want it consuming nutes before mushies get a chance use them . :tongue: 


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