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Amazon Shop: ½ Pint Jars, Coir, Gypsum, Rye Grain, Vermiculite

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What to do?
    #11166345 - 10/01/09 11:18 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

So, I have enough jars fully colonized to do two tubs. I also have a few jars for G2G, but they're between 95-99% colonized. Should I make the 2 tubs and wait for a few more days to G2G, or should I make 2 tubs a bit short, use the extras to G2G and run a third tub next week?


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Re: What to do? [Re: fundamentalchair]
    #11166350 - 10/01/09 11:19 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

dont skimp on the tubs. or put the colonized jars in the fridge and wait for the other ones


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Re: What to do? [Re: feelfunny]
    #11166421 - 10/01/09 11:30 PM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Does 8 jars + 1 brick of coir + 1 qt Verm + 1 qt Castings sound like a good ratio?


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Re: What to do? [Re: fundamentalchair]
    #11167025 - 10/02/09 12:58 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

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fundamentalchair said:
Does 8 jars + 1 brick of coir + 1 qt Verm + 1 qt Castings sound like a good ratio?




When you say "castings", I'm assuming your talking about worm castings.  Either way, I brick of coir will yield about 3 gallons of bulk once hydrated.  The ratio that I'm comfortable and have been using for years is a 50/50 mix of coir and verm.  With that being said, I think you could be "cheating" yourself by using that ratio.  I think you could double the verm and castings and Yield much much more in the end.  Remember, that Mushies are over 90% water.  Doubling the verm and casting will require that much more water to bring to "Field capacity".  The added bulk will require a larger tub and provide more moisture and surface area for one hell of a grow.  :grin:


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Re: What to do? [Re: The shroomy 1]
    #11167181 - 10/02/09 01:19 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Well, as it sits, I did one tub and I'm about to go pasteurize bulk for another. In my bucket I have 1 brick of coir, 1 qt worm castings, 1 cup gypsum, 1 qt verm.

Do you have a good ballpark for water/casting and water/verm ratio for field capacity?

The original mixture with 4.5 qts water seemed a bit on the dry side, but my first attempt at bulk was water logged, so I really don't know either.

I also have some coffee, but its not spent (I don't drink coffee, just picked up a tub today for using coffee for rye and spent grounds for bulk). Would you suggest putting some new coffee grinds in there for... whatever?


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Re: What to do? [Re: fundamentalchair]
    #11167304 - 10/02/09 01:41 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

You probably need about another 1/.2 QT of water in there. Add that and see how it measures up to "field capacity".  Add a cup of water at a time until you get the desired consistency.


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Re: What to do? [Re: The shroomy 1]
    #11167401 - 10/02/09 01:55 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

Thanks!

If I over saturate it, can I add in more verm post pasteurization? I don't really have a decent way to get water out(i know, i know, I need to buy a pillow case).


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Re: What to do? [Re: fundamentalchair]
    #11167493 - 10/02/09 02:12 AM (8 years, 1 month ago)

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fundamentalchair said:
Thanks!

If I over saturate it, can I add in more verm post pasteurization? I don't really have a decent way to get water out(i know, i know, I need to buy a pillow case).




you got the idea!:wink:


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