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OfflineRoll's all day
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Who know's what kind of lime is the best????
    #1410415 - 03/26/03 06:10 AM (14 years, 8 days ago)

So when one purchases lime what kind do they buy? And are ph testers a nesecity any help please!


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Re: Who know's what kind of lime is the best???? [Re: Roll's all day]
    #1410420 - 03/26/03 06:12 AM (14 years, 8 days ago)



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Re: Who know's what kind of lime is the best???? [Re: Anno]
    #1410535 - 03/26/03 07:02 AM (14 years, 8 days ago)

Thanx Anno Youve never replied to one of my question's before . Your knowen to me as THE MUSHROOM MASTER! Thanx again for Your time!


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Re: Who know's what kind of lime is the best???? [Re: Roll's all day]
    #1410846 - 03/26/03 08:58 AM (14 years, 8 days ago)

Avoid dolomite lime; too much magnesium which inhibits fruiting. Hydrated lime works well for my friend, but it's very strong; adding a tiny amount changes the pH quite a bit. Following a casing recipe with hydrated lime is difficult because adding as little as a teaspoon too much can send your pH way up to 8+. To use hydrated lime effectively, my friend thinks you really should have a pH meter. Other, milder types of lime might work without a pH meter if you follow a casing recipe closely since they are weaker and more forgiving of measurement errors.

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Re: Who know's what kind of lime is the best???? [Re: Roll's all day]
    #1411082 - 03/26/03 10:24 AM (14 years, 8 days ago)

If you are getting into casings asn that is why you want lime, skip it and get some coir. It saved my friend alot of headaches.


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Re: Who know's what kind of lime is the best???? [Re: cheesenoonions]
    #1411094 - 03/26/03 10:31 AM (14 years, 8 days ago)

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If you are getting into casings asn that is why you want lime, skip it and get some coir. It saved my friend alot of headaches.





Coir is a good choice and can be used 40/60 with verm with good results, but it's still slightly acidic and benefits from a pH adjustment.

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Re: Who know's what kind of lime is the best???? [Re: cheesenoonions]
    #1411097 - 03/26/03 10:33 AM (14 years, 8 days ago)

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If you are getting into casings asn that is why you want lime, skip it and get some coir. It saved my friend alot of headaches.


So with coir you dont nead to do anything else than pasturize and patch, patch, patch? That sounds nice and easy, the way it all should be. If thats what you meen by saving alot of headaches. ok then even with coir ur still ganna have to adjust the ph. My real question is if someone were in there local gardening depot what kinds should they look for , or where online can I tell my friend to look for the brands that work for your friends?


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Re: Who know's what kind of lime is the best???? [Re: Roll's all day]
    #1411105 - 03/26/03 10:36 AM (14 years, 8 days ago)

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So with coir you dont nead to do anything else




Yes. Adjusting your coir casing's pH will optimize your yields, but you'll still get good results if you just use straight coir/verm at a ratio of about 40/60.

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Re: Who know's what kind of lime is the best???? [Re: Diploid]
    #1411536 - 03/26/03 02:14 PM (14 years, 8 days ago)

To answer your question, get hydrated (water soluable) lime. Just make sure the total magnesium content is less than 5% My friend got this bag at Lowes. It's less than 1% mg. If you adjust your casing to a ph of 8-9, the contams won't like it, and the mushies will love it. If anyone thinks that's a high ph, he sets his straw to a ph of 11, and the mycelium rips through it in 2 weeks or less. Contams are a thing of the past.


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