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coco coir +verm or just verm
    #1405681 - 03/24/03 11:14 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

how much difference will mixing coco coir with verm to case with than just useing verm, the only info i can find just says coco coir holds water well


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Re: coco coir +verm or just verm [Re: coming_up_roses]
    #1405784 - 03/24/03 11:53 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

Using verm on its own is pure crap imho.
I'd get 2-3 mushrooms off a verm casing. With coir, or coir + verm I get much better results.
I find it really dries out fast on its own though, so a good 50/50 mix is best.


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Re: coco coir +verm or just verm [Re: razer]
    #1405793 - 03/24/03 11:56 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I have to agree with razer. I have friends that had problems until they tried coir. Make sure that you get the coir and not coconut bark. Use a mix like 50/50 or 40/60 verm/coir.


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Re: coco coir +verm or just verm [Re: razer]
    #1405794 - 03/24/03 11:56 AM (13 years, 9 months ago)

thanks i think i'l try the coir+verm first because i cant find any where that sell's peat moss near me


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Re: coco coir +verm or just verm [Re: coming_up_roses]
    #1406217 - 03/24/03 02:45 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

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how much difference will mixing coco coir with verm to case with than just useing verm, the only info i can find just says coco coir holds water well


huge difference!

60/40 Verm and Coco Coir Casing Tek


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Re: coco coir +verm or just verm [Re: Roadkill]
    #1406234 - 03/24/03 02:51 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

i've snapped a knife blade cutting/prying coir before so be careful!


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Re: coco coir +verm or just verm [Re: Eightball]
    #1406320 - 03/24/03 03:22 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I use a claw hammer.


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Re: coco coir +verm or just verm [Re: coming_up_roses]
    #1406426 - 03/24/03 04:01 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

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how much difference will mixing coco coir with verm to case with than just useing verm, the only info i can find just says coco coir holds water well



It's also much easier to tell when your casing layer is a bit dry because the coir's color change will be more noticeable.


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Re: coco coir +verm or just verm [Re: coming_up_roses]
    #1406455 - 03/24/03 04:13 PM (13 years, 9 months ago)

I have had a bag of peat for a while and never touched it. Why mess with pH levels when coir works so nicely? :P


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