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OfflineMajorwinters
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Will this vermiculite work?
    #3328810 - 11/06/04 10:57 PM (12 years, 30 days ago)

First time growers here, using the PF-Tek method. Will this vermiculite work well (it's fairly fine but not an absolute powder, found it at Home Depot).



Also: does anyone have any websites to order boxes of 16 gauge needles from?

Thanks in advance.

Edit - After looking over this a little bit more I think I can answer my own question; this vermiculite is crap. Can anyone suggest to me a good brand of horticulture vermiculite that most garden supply stores will carry?


Edited by Majorwinters (11/06/04 11:10 PM)


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Re: Will this vermiculite work? [Re: Majorwinters]
    #3328843 - 11/06/04 11:10 PM (12 years, 30 days ago)

why do you think it is crap? if its little chunks of a tanish brown shit its all gravy....


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Re: Will this vermiculite work? [Re: lesstutrey]
    #3328863 - 11/06/04 11:20 PM (12 years, 30 days ago)

Wait...after looking at it again (outside of the bag next to a ruler) it looks like it will work fine...it just looks very misleading in the bag.

Excuse my moment of idiocy.

Here's a picture just to make sure...


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Re: Will this vermiculite work? [Re: lesstutrey]
    #3328865 - 11/06/04 11:21 PM (12 years, 30 days ago)

It's hard to see from the blurriness. But it you think it is to course to use, then just blend it up some in a blender. I couldn't find any around where I live that was as fine as I thought it should be, so I blend it up a bit to get it smaller. You don't want it as fine as powder though. I get mine so it is about the size of small gravel, and I am able to get my cakes colonized in about two weeks.


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Re: Will this vermiculite work? [Re: Shoney45]
    #3328878 - 11/06/04 11:28 PM (12 years, 30 days ago)

hell no if anything its too fine but anyway dont blender it at all just use it it will be fine if its to small tahn it will just take longer to colonize but i think it should be great

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Re: Will this vermiculite work? [Re: phantasm]
    #3329228 - 11/07/04 01:33 AM (12 years, 30 days ago)

i noticed that with the smaller verm myc seems to be way more strandy and that aint bad


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Re: Will this vermiculite work? [Re: zxsevinr]
    #3329264 - 11/07/04 01:46 AM (12 years, 30 days ago)

Looks fine.


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Re: Will this vermiculite work? [Re: Majorwinters]
    #3329349 - 11/07/04 02:19 AM (12 years, 30 days ago)

if it says vermiculate, its vermiculate. i'm sure its fine, dude.


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