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OfflineInnernaut
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Hydrating a Casing
    #3589352 - 01/06/05 05:03 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

After several generations of success with casings I have finally read an invaluable document... Hyphae's - Getting the most out of your casings (in the casing subforum). When making your coir/verm casing mix I usually get it to field capacity (only a few drops of water drip out when squeezed in hand) and then PC. Although, hyphae states that the casing layer should be next to saturation. Does this mean that is needs to be well over field capacity? I really think that I could get a lot more out of my casings if I nailed the water content. Is it better to oversaturate the casing mix before applying the casing layer, or apply it at field capacity then increase water content via spraying immediately after it is applied? Should a 10% h2o2 be added to the water used for the casign layer? Thank you for your help.


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Re: Hydrating a Casing [Re: Innernaut]
    #3589395 - 01/06/05 05:18 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Hey,

The "near saturation" phrase applies to the cropping surface, not the internal casing moisture.  Assuming your casing material had plenty of moisture when you created the casing, lets talk about the cropping surface.  Like the post said, you want to achieve that saturation level OVER TIME, not at once.  I'd suggest spraying every time you fan, maybe 1 or 2 shots at a time.  Not enough to drowned it at once, but over the course of a day you should keep plenty of moisture on the cropping surface.  See what I'm saying?  Spraying gradually over time will get you the best results; be sure not to douse it all at once nor let it go dry.  No need for H202 in your casing spray.

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Re: Hydrating a Casing [Re: Innernaut]
    #3589397 - 01/06/05 05:20 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

1.Is it better to oversaturate the casing mix before applying the casing layer, or apply it at field capacity then increase water content via spraying immediately after it is applied?
2.Should a 10% h2o2 be added to the water used for the casign layer?

1.Nope. You should just apply as you go.
2.I always put h202 in my spray bottle, ive never really heard of anyone putting it in there casing mix....theres probably a reason for that....i would just put h202 in my fruiting chamber and what i mist with...
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Re: Hydrating a Casing [Re: IGnosticAbhorI]
    #3589406 - 01/06/05 05:22 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

o...lol..and as you may or may not kno....once you begin to get pins forming, it's best to spray just the chamber, directly spraying on pins may cause them to get water logged and abhort early, and thats no fun.
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Re: Hydrating a Casing [Re: IGnosticAbhorI]
    #3589674 - 01/06/05 06:17 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

when you have pins spray from a 1meter distance and let the water drops fall gently in the casing's surface..


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Re: Hydrating a Casing [Re: IGnosticAbhorI]
    #3590157 - 01/06/05 08:10 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

directly spraying on pins may cause them to get water logged and abhort early




Not true. Gently misting the casing surface, including pins, will not cause aborts.


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