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OfflineJazzMatazz
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nutrients for casing compost
    #1617770 - 06/08/03 04:24 AM (20 years, 11 months ago)

Ive always bought 50/50-tek casing over the net, cause I cannot get hold of the ingredients. Well, Ive seen more and more people just casing with compost, and having great results.
What should I look out for, when buying compost? Whcih nutrients should be in it, which should I avoid?
Is there usually anything like a fungiside in a commercial compost?
Oh, and finally: Does compost smell, when cultivating indoors? (As assume so, as it has micro-bacteria, which is always decomposing)
thankyou,
jazz


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OfflineWaldarbeiter
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Re: nutrients for casing compost [Re: JazzMatazz]
    #1618353 - 06/08/03 12:38 PM (20 years, 11 months ago)

hi

I've been looking for good mushroom compost, too, but her in Germany it's hard to find..... why don't you make your own compost (using worms etc.) you could even use it as substrate...

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OfflineRaadt
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Re: nutrients for casing compost [Re: JazzMatazz]
    #1619138 - 06/08/03 07:58 PM (20 years, 11 months ago)

you're not talking about a casing, you're talking about a substrate. People use
compost as a substrate, not as a casing layer. 50/50+ is still the best casing layer. People use grains/cakes to spawn compost which increases yields. Larger substrate mass.




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Re: nutrients for casing compost [Re: JazzMatazz]
    #1619176 - 06/08/03 08:19 PM (20 years, 11 months ago)

Compost could smell, depending on whether you are purchasing it or making it!
Finished compost at filling smells ... earthy? Not bad IMO. When oven pasteurized, it smells lightly of straw -- a pleasant organic odor.
Making compost indoors is a totally different matter ... For the first 5-15 days, it smells horribly of ammonia (like a 2 week uncleaned, 30 gallon litter box!) Jim started his compost outdoors, but had to move it indoors due to the torrential downpours his planet experienced over the past month. Jim tried about 10 gallons as he was curious to see if the small batch would generate enough heat and actinomycetes to be a viable substrate. That crazy motherfucker is pasteurizing it right now -- may post a log if it works out. Making your own isn't too hard, although if you can't find the components of 50/50, you'll probably have trouble getting cottonsead meal and urea :P

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Re: nutrients for casing compost [Re: Hafrican]
    #1619347 - 06/08/03 09:44 PM (20 years, 11 months ago)

Hafrica is right, composting procedures needs control of parameters like Temperature, air exchange, O2 leves...so the resoult obtained can contain patogens or urea, that makes this bad made - compost not good for fungi growth, so why don't you try to find some cow or horse manure, there, in Switzerland have good cows ( Milka ) :wink:...pasteurize and use it like substrate and u'll have great resoults like.

For casing you can use coco sterilized..


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Re: nutrients for casing compost [Re: Waldarbeiter]
    #1620065 - 06/09/03 05:13 AM (20 years, 11 months ago)

i actually wanted to use it as a casing...
well must have misunderstood something...


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