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Preparing for First Grow
    #11242254 - 10/13/09 10:23 PM (8 years, 6 months ago)

Hello all! I've been gaining considerable interest in mycology during the past three months - and have decided to attempt cultivating. I've gone over the PF-TEK many, many times, but of course, reading is no substitute for experience.

My supplies so far:
(I don't intend to use all of these, E.g. The 1 pint jars/Ground flax seed):
  • 24x 1/2 pint Ball mason jars
  • 24x 1 pint Ball Mason jars
  • BRF (Bob's Red Mill: Not the organic variety)
  • Flax Seed Meal(Bob's Red Mill: Not the organic variety)
  • Vermiculite
  • Perlite
  • Big clear plastic Tub
  • Air pump
  • Air stones
  • Will be ordering four syringes later this week from sporeworks.



The Plan:

Inoculate 24 1/2 pint jars, using strict PF-TEK.
Set up either a shotgun FC, or a poormans-pod.

The Questions:
  • I'm doing this grow in a closet space, and I'm wondering if the humidity of the FC will adversely affect the closet/rug. Do I need to invest in a dehumidifier?
  • From reading this forum, I'm leaning towards a shotgun FC, opinions?
  • Given that it's the winter months, and the house temperature tends to stay just above 70 - do I need to find a means to heat the closet/FC with something like a heating pad/lamp?



Thank yall! I will be updating as I go.


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Re: Preparing for First Grow [Re: TheXeno]
    #11242272 - 10/13/09 10:24 PM (8 years, 6 months ago)

your heat is fine and the RH will not effect your cloths..


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Re: Preparing for First Grow [Re: Slimz]
    #11242337 - 10/13/09 10:33 PM (8 years, 6 months ago)

dont waste your money, itll be just fine.


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Re: Preparing for First Grow [Re: shangrila]
    #11242771 - 10/13/09 11:38 PM (8 years, 6 months ago)

Depends on the temp in the closet... I have 3 temp gauges running in mine. I have a small space heater thats set to 65-70F depending on the day...
I dont like to set it higher then 70 because if for whatever reason we get a spike in warm weather I dont wanna kill everything.
I too grow in a closet and have good outcomes. I would say start with the perlite shotgun FC...
Also, make sure your jars are WIDE MOUTH! I made the mistake of getting the regular jars and F'd up my whole grow.

After a few goes at the PFTEK try experimenting with bulk grow... I am trying popcorn teks now myself!

Be patient, and good luck!

Oh, dont forget some sort of glove box. You dont wanna knock up your jars in open air. That's just asking for problems. BE STERILE..

My advice, is to be as sterile as possible, be patient.... Oh yea and be patient!


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Re: Preparing for First Grow [Re: Nuzzle]
    #11242868 - 10/13/09 11:52 PM (8 years, 6 months ago)

Way to go! condisering doing the same myself and getting excited. Good luck and what I learned from the posts be patient.


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Re: Preparing for First Grow [Re: Nuzzle]
    #11242977 - 10/14/09 12:08 AM (8 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

Nuzzle said:
Also, make sure your jars are WIDE MOUTH! I made the mistake of getting the regular jars and F'd up my whole grow.




May I asked what happened? The whole birthing process seems like a great place to really derail my project, I'd like to learn from other's lessons.

The 1 pint jars are wide mouth, the 1/2 pint jars are the brand mentioned in the PF-TEK, Ball regular mouth canning jars. As far as I can tell, they don't taper inward at the mouth. Do you think I still need to replace them? (I couldn't locate wide mouthed 1/2 pint jars, just 1 pint wide mouthed). :confused:


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Re: Preparing for First Grow [Re: TheXeno]
    #11243003 - 10/14/09 12:11 AM (8 years, 6 months ago)

You should plan on using a glove(still air) box for your sterile work such as inoculating, etc..


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Re: Preparing for First Grow [Re: TheXeno]
    #11243006 - 10/14/09 12:12 AM (8 years, 6 months ago)

You may need organic flours. They may be bleached/pesticides and so on.


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Re: Preparing for First Grow [Re: I_was_the_walrus]
    #11246225 - 10/14/09 03:58 PM (8 years, 6 months ago)

I'm concerned about the pesticides... the ingredients don't mention the flour being bleached. Is it required to mention bleaching by law?


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Re: Preparing for First Grow [Re: TheXeno]
    #11246235 - 10/14/09 03:59 PM (8 years, 6 months ago)

I have used it you will be fine

Its this right http://www.bobsredmill.com/brown-rice-flour.html

Ingredients:  whole grain brown rice.    It would have to say bleached if it was and it would make it not BRF then


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Re: Preparing for First Grow [Re: Shea25]
    #11248613 - 10/14/09 10:00 PM (8 years, 6 months ago)

That's the one :smile:

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Ordering spores tomorrow. Hopefully will be able to start inoculation next week. Just need to find a big pot...


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Re: Preparing for First Grow [Re: TheXeno]
    #11248810 - 10/14/09 10:31 PM (8 years, 6 months ago)

R u gonna use a PC? I suggest so.


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Re: Preparing for First Grow [Re: Mushface]
    #11251669 - 10/15/09 10:32 AM (8 years, 6 months ago)

I don't have a PC, probably a future investment if this goes well. :frown:

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I'm thinking about doing a few LC's in addition to the straight PF tek. Reading some of the LC teks makes them sound like a very viable supplement to the cakes and useful experience.


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Re: Preparing for First Grow [Re: TheXeno]
    #11254251 - 10/15/09 05:52 PM (8 years, 6 months ago)

I worded that badly. What I meant was: After inoculation PF style, assuming I see colonization, I am thinking about LC'ing two or three pint jars.  :laugh:

For inoculation, I figure on buying another clear plastic bin to help with sterilization... just spray down with lysol and use arm sized cutouts?


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