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Amazon Shop: ½ Pint Jars, Coir, Peat, Vermiculite

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Offlinezenbrah02
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First time casing questions
    #2611137 - 04/28/04 01:27 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I did my research through the site and haven't found an answer to my questions about casing.

1. The 50/50 casing mix, thats 50% Verm and 50% Peat Moss correct?

2. The casing substrate needs to be sterilized...how? Just mixing the Verm and Peat Moss and baking it? For how long and at what temp?

I read up on the rest and even printed out the Apprentice Casing Tek and the Casing 101 Tek for reference and also printed out the list of possible casing substances. Any help would be appreciated, I'll just be taking my first stab at casing with a few jars that I have that I can afford breaking up and trying it out. Thanks, peace one love.


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Re: First time casing questions [Re: zenbrah02]
    #2611161 - 04/28/04 01:38 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

a mix of verm and coco coir is better,peat moss is last years favorite,straight coir is even better.
casing media should be soaked to field capacity first,you can then either microwave for ten minutes (stiring at the five minute mark)or you can PC it for 20 minutes/half an hour.


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Re: First time casing questions [Re: zenbrah02]
    #2611177 - 04/28/04 01:43 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Yes, that is 50% verm, and 50% peat.

As far as sterilization - I've seen a lot of different recommendations and teks as far as baking. I've seen:
15min at 250
30min at 350

I usually mix the verm and peat, add water until it's a little wetter than field capacity and zap it in the microwave for two cycles of 10 minutes - stirring with a big 'ole spoon between cycles. (I use a plastic spoon, wiped with 91% alcohol and allowed to air dry.) I don't like baking 'cus hot peat and verm can get kinda funky.

Also, with the peat moss, make sure you pick out all the sticks and non-moss shit. It'll give you the green mold, otherwise.


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