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PH of 7,5 in casing mix 50/50 coir-verm
    #3568368 - 01/01/05 05:16 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Hello nasty growers out there :wink:

Q, im about to go for my first real casing. I bought some coir and it says it has PH of 5.

In a 50/50 ratio with verm, how much calcium, crushed oyster shell (garden calcium I bought) should I add to get a PH of 7,5?

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Re: PH of 7 in casing mix 50/50 coir-verm [Re: MushroomFriend]
    #3568376 - 01/01/05 05:23 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

garden calcium: ~10% by volume.


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Re: PH of 7 in casing mix 50/50 coir-verm [Re: MushroomFriend]
    #3568428 - 01/01/05 05:52 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

:thumbup: thanks Anno!

Actually I did not buy Coco coir, but "turf" something Dutch growers seem to use a lot. But its more acid then coco.

The translator says its "peat"... Hmzz ok then I could have searched a bit after all... :wink:

Thanks ! :laugh:

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Re: PH of 7 in casing mix 50/50 coir-verm [Re: MushroomFriend]
    #3568429 - 01/01/05 05:52 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

PH of 6.5 to 8 will work. 7.5 is optimal.


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Re: PH of 7 in casing mix 50/50 coir-verm [Re: agar]
    #3568432 - 01/01/05 05:53 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Yeah but the "peat" says its PH is around 5 which is to acid according to some info written by a certain sixtango... :wink:


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Re: PH of 7 in casing mix 50/50 coir-verm [Re: MushroomFriend]
    #3568440 - 01/01/05 05:59 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

You ADJUST the PH to 7.5

Do you have a tester, or litmus strips?


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Re: PH of 7 in casing mix 50/50 coir-verm [Re: MushroomFriend]
    #3570196 - 01/02/05 07:37 AM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Yeah 6T said 7,5 is optimum. :wink:
In a 50/50 mix, is 10% by volume still the way to go to get that 7,5 PH?

No I dont have any testers but the simple versions arent that expensive I presume?

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