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Reason for increasing peat % in Hawk's Casing
    #2751141 - 05/31/04 09:31 PM (19 years, 11 months ago)

In Ryche Hawk's 50/50+ (plus) casing tek, he suggests using 42% peat moss, 42% vermiculite, 12% crushed oyster shell, 3% hydrated lime (from the recipie 15 1/2 cups vermiculite, 15 1/2 cups peat moss, 4 1/2 cups crushed oyster shell, 1.2 cups of hydrated lime)

I've seen on the board that few people use this recipie - they generally increase their usage of peat moss and decrease their usage of vermiculite by volume.

What is the reason for this change? Does using more peat over vermiculite give any particular advantage? Thanks!

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Re: Reason for increasing peat % in Hawk's Casing [Re: trippysmurf]
    #2752085 - 06/01/04 02:41 AM (19 years, 11 months ago)

I haven't seen people changing that ratio much. If you do, you have to use more lime and oyster shell to balance the PH. Maybe you've seen people using 60/40 casing mix or 70/30. Most of the time that is a coir/verm mixture.


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Re: Reason for increasing peat % in Hawk's Casing [Re: trippysmurf]
    #2753468 - 06/01/04 02:41 PM (19 years, 11 months ago)

im currently casing some koh samuis in just 50/50 peat/verm.. should be fruiting here in just a few days.. will post some pics . so far no problem colonozing, just wondering how the fruits`ll be.

The Mexican Wizard

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