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baking soda in casing
    #1186538 - 01/03/03 04:31 AM (21 years, 5 months ago)

I was wondering if I could use baking soda to bring the ph up in my peat moss for casings? I'll try it if nobody knows but would like some help deciding how much backing soda to put in.

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Re: baking soda in casing [Re: user_exists]
    #1186555 - 01/03/03 04:37 AM (21 years, 5 months ago)

I wouldnt use baking soda myself.Can you not get
Phosphoric Acid from your local garden center or hydro shop?

But im saying this from a gardening view not
a shroomist one so await others replys


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Re: baking soda in casing [Re: G a n j a]
    #1186561 - 01/03/03 04:39 AM (21 years, 5 months ago)

acid will bring the ph DOWN, not UP!

pickling lime should be available in your supermarket. it is the same as hydrated lime.


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Re: baking soda in casing [Re: Bilge]
    #1186569 - 01/03/03 04:40 AM (21 years, 5 months ago)

pickling lime, what's that? Where in the supermarket could I find it?

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Re: baking soda in casing [Re: user_exists]
    #1186583 - 01/03/03 04:42 AM (21 years, 5 months ago)

pickling lime is lime used for making pickles. i saw it in the king soopers next to all the canning jars. if your store doesn't have canning jars, look for it in the baking goods lane with baking soda and stuff.


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Re: baking soda in casing [Re: Bilge]
    #1186590 - 01/03/03 04:45 AM (21 years, 5 months ago)

have you tried this?

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Re: baking soda in casing [Re: user_exists]
    #1186635 - 01/03/03 05:04 AM (21 years, 5 months ago)

no, but hydrated lime is calcium hydroxide and pickling lime is calcium hydroxide. i'd check for additional ingredients, but if all it is is calcium hydroxide then they are the same.


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Re: baking soda in casing [Re: Bilge]
    #1186922 - 01/03/03 06:44 AM (21 years, 5 months ago)

Ah always get that the wrong way around cos acid seems high to me :smile:
but hey if its how to get the ph up(has hopefully learnt) what could be easyer?just add tap water if your in a hard water area or mix in chalk?Chalk can be found anywere.


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Re: baking soda in casing [Re: G a n j a]
    #1186958 - 01/03/03 06:55 AM (21 years, 5 months ago)

hehe, same here, aren't bases usually at the bottom of things???

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