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Offlinefunky_cracker
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Casing measurements and spraying of the casing
    #2346342 - 02/17/04 05:26 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Hey hows it goin?
I'm trying to find a way to get the measurments for my casing right, I have a HUGE bag of peat moss and a decent sized box of hydrated pelletized lime. The book I have says: 4 parts Peat moss to 1 part lime, how am I supposed to measure that out??? 4 Cups of peat moss for every cup of lime would not be close to the right PH.
Also, what should someone do with the water they spray their casing with? Should it be sterilized? Should they add hydrogen peroxide to it?
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Re: Casing measurements and spraying of the casing [Re: funky_cracker]
    #2346398 - 02/17/04 05:41 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

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The book I have says: 4 parts Peat moss to 1 part lime,



Hmmm. Thats what my book says too.

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Also, what should someone do with the water they spray their casing with? Should it be sterilized? Should they add hydrogen peroxide to it?



I've never sterilized the water I use or added peroxide to it. I've never had any problems. Some people do add peroxide to their water, though.


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Re: Casing measurements and spraying of the casing [Re: MrMaddHatter]
    #2346755 - 02/17/04 06:43 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Can anyone give me instructions on how to measure out the peat and lime?


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Re: Casing measurements and spraying of the casing [Re: funky_cracker]
    #2346813 - 02/17/04 06:53 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

4 parts to 1 part would be
4cups to 1cup
or
4gal to 1gal
or
4oz to 1oz.


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Re: Casing measurements and spraying of the casing [Re: MrMaddHatter]
    #2346843 - 02/17/04 07:03 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Well, I already tried 4 cups to 1 cup and it was way off. Which measurement will actually give me the right PH?
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Re: Casing measurements and spraying of the casing [Re: funky_cracker]
    #2346850 - 02/17/04 07:05 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Probably the 4 oz. to 1 oz.? The peat moss fluffs out like a mofo!


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Re: Casing measurements and spraying of the casing [Re: funky_cracker]
    #2347628 - 02/17/04 11:07 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

The 4 part to 1 part just refers to units of measurement. That list was just examples. I don't think the ounces thing wouldn't work out right. If you mixed the 4 cups of peatmoss to 1 cup of lime and the ph was off, then either those measurements aren't right or your using the wrong kind of lime.

What kind of lime are you using?

Maybe you'll just have to experiment around with different amounts of lime till you get it right.
I don't know. I'm pretty wasted.


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