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Offlineblue_bruiser
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worm castings : straw - optimum ratio?
    #1669807 - 06/28/03 06:14 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Does anyone know a good straw to worm castings ratio for bulk substrate? SWIM has tried 1:4 castings to straw (innoc. with WBS and cased w/ 50/50) and gotten decent results, but thinks more castings might provide a little more umph....

Suggestions?


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Re: worm castings : straw - optimum ratio? [Re: blue_bruiser]
    #1669841 - 06/28/03 06:45 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Jimmy uses roughly a 1:2 castings:straw ratio. The great thing about straw is that you can really compress it in the container.

Jim also found that the castings retain too much moisture and are prone to contamination. He uses a 1:3-4 vermiculite:castings pre-pasteurization as he finds the moisture content is more consistant and easier to control.


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Re: worm castings : straw - optimum ratio? [Re: Hafrican]
    #1669863 - 06/28/03 06:58 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Thanx jimmy - SWIM never though of adding verm. to the mix.


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Re: worm castings : straw - optimum ratio? [Re: blue_bruiser]
    #1671308 - 06/29/03 01:15 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Yeah the vermiculite makes the mixture feasible in Jim's experience.
Straight castings just retain too much water -- it is very difficult to prevent the mix from turning to sludge. Jim had awful trouble with cobweb with just straight castings. Good luck.


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