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Vermiculite substitute?
    #2571290 - 04/17/04 04:26 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

I was wondering crushed charcoal could be used as a substitute for vermiculite in a casing layer? The packaging says it holds water and evaporates it off as well as filters the water for impurities. I was planning on casing with a peat/verm mix but the store I went to didn't have any verm but they had this charcoal mix so I got it and I just figured I would see if I can use it.


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Re: Vermiculite substitute? [Re: relativexistance]
    #2571381 - 04/17/04 05:20 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

i say....no

First off your not filtering anyting, and it says it evaporates....well thats not good...pearltie evaporates...thats why its not used as a casing...Verm on the other hand holds in water....

So use Verm, peat, or coir


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Re: Vermiculite substitute? [Re: DieCommie]
    #2572337 - 04/17/04 11:42 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

i say no too
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Re: Vermiculite substitute? [Re: relativexistance]
    #2572342 - 04/17/04 11:45 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

I use Peat Moss for my casings, I find it to work great.


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Re: Vermiculite substitute? [Re: Fungi_x]
    #2572370 - 04/17/04 11:54 PM (14 years, 2 months ago)

peat harbors contams, at least its what i've found. better use coca coir or vermiculite.


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