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Can straw be steam sterilized?
    #1880365 - 09/04/03 06:44 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Or would you have to PC a mixture of BRF and straw?

Has anyone tried replacing vermiculite in the PF tek with straw?


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Re: Can straw be steam sterilized? [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #1880392 - 09/04/03 07:17 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Usually, straw is used for bulk growing (as you know, you're not exactly a noob, are ya :smile: ), and pasteurized. I suppose it could also be sterilized, possibly even steam sterilized, though I suspect that PCing it is a safer way sterilize it.

I haven't tried replacing verm with straw in PF tek, but I think it could work, although I don't see the pros of straw vs. verm in this case very clearly. Perhaps there's a reason you want to try this?


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Re: Can straw be steam sterilized? [Re: koraks]
    #1880499 - 09/04/03 09:12 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I can see the benefits. Straw actually contains nutrients, unlike verm. If you can get the water content right, and if the jars don't dry out it might work. Interesting idea.


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Re: Can straw be steam sterilized? [Re: shakta]
    #1880907 - 09/04/03 01:10 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I have steamed it with success. And this was timothy hay and wheat straw, both worked fine steamed. I don't know about using it as a replacement for vermiculite, sounds like a good idea to me though.


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