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air regulation with plant material
    #319260 - 05/17/01 11:43 AM (16 years, 1 month ago)

anybody have any experience with using a small patch of rye or wheatgrass to regulate the quaiity of air within the growing chamber?

the living plant could possibly help regulate the CO2 mixture, and create a good microclimate for growth.

Edited by gratefulredhead on 05/18/01 01:14 PM.



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Re: air regulation with plant material [Re: gratefulredhead]
    #343513 - 06/18/01 12:24 PM (16 years, 9 days ago)

This wouldnt be the easiest thing for, say a 21 year oid living with their parent,
but for a more settled cultivator im wondering why much more people aren't
trying this? It seems to me the mushrooms would be much healthier from growing
in a more natural environment.

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Re: air regulation with plant material [Re: Nagual]
    #343554 - 06/18/01 01:23 PM (16 years, 9 days ago)

i live in an old warehouse in an industrial area with poor air quality and use trays of wheat grass or oats in attempt to create a better environment for myself and my pup

i think this is could be a good application of the ability of plants to process the air.
so what would a proper configuration be?
say you cased a cake in a a metal baking tray placed on top of a layer of perlite and water inside a large storage bin, and also placed a planting or two of wheatgrass in containers on top of the perlite layer.
could this bin then be left with the lid off in an ambient area with enough light for the wheatgrass to grow (it really doesn't take much for young sprouts)
what about contamination and over exposure to light?

also, could the grass be grown hydroponically in the perlite?

gray1

here is some interesting data about air purification by plants
http://www.flowers.org.uk/facts2000/index.html


Edited by gray1 on 06/18/01 02:41 PM.



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Re: air regulation with plant material [Re: gray1]
    #343605 - 06/18/01 03:19 PM (16 years, 9 days ago)

I live in NYC and you really tend to notice the difference in air quality in
grassy tree filled park as opposed to a city block without any fauna. The
plants are gonna be eating carbon dioxide, and the mycelium/mushrooms
are gonna eat the resulting oxygen from the greenery, in essence we're
creating a mini ecosystem. Sooooo you'd wanna keep the terrarium or
whatever closed to keep the humidity up and the gases circulating. I had
a thought about that too, sowing the grass directly into the perlite
but I think just using a seperate tray would be a whole lot simpler; maybe
growing the grass out on some coir would help against the contaminates
that might rear their ugly little heads from regular potting soil? This could
be developed into a truly awesome setup.

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Re: air regulation with plant material [Re: Nagual]
    #343632 - 06/18/01 04:04 PM (16 years, 9 days ago)

whereabouts in the city do you live?




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Re: air regulation with plant material [Re: gray1]
    #343692 - 06/18/01 05:35 PM (16 years, 8 days ago)

Im in the Bronx (But if yer a NARC maaaan, im on the moon!-says the needlessly
shifty sweaty figure, slouching in the artificial glow of a computer monitor)
Cool link too, i threw a bookmark at it! isnt this city weeeeird

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Re: air regulation with plant material [Re: Nagual]
    #344325 - 06/19/01 12:11 PM (16 years, 8 days ago)

You might need to use plants that are suitable for a high humidity environment. Black Jungle Terrarium supply sells plants and moss that thrive in these conditions. Most plants will just rot form the excessive humidity.

Just a thought on the acual placement of everything in the terrarium. I would place the plants on the bottom (perlite or possibly moss) of the terrarium, and then elevate the cakes/casings above plants. This way the CO2 produced by the mushrooms will sink to where the plants are and the fresh air from the plants with rise up to the mushrooms.

The only problems would be if the plants can't use the CO2 fast enough and it would build up. Even with the plants a air excange would probibly be needed at least once a day.



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