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OfflineUrbanCowboy
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Substituting perilite for vermiculite
    #368376 - 08/07/01 10:44 PM (21 years, 6 days ago)

If I were to substitute perilite for vermiculite for use in a normal brown rice flower/ perilite/ water substrate, would all parts be the same as in a normal brf/ verm/ water substrate?



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Re: Substituting perilite for vermiculite [Re: UrbanCowboy]
    #368386 - 08/07/01 11:14 PM (21 years, 6 days ago)

No that is not a good idea
do a search for perlite this ahs been asked a lot.

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Re: Substituting perilite for vermiculite [Re: UrbanCowboy]
    #368679 - 08/08/01 11:54 AM (21 years, 6 days ago)

If you can't find vermiculite, coir is a good canidate as a substitute.
I have tried substituting 50/50 coir/verm for the verm part in a PF
cake recipe. I've also substituted 50/50+ casing for the verm part.
I've had excellent results with cakes made by substituting coir/verm
for the verm part. The peat mixes (50/50+) were as slow
as the regular pf cake mix. While I haven't tried using straight coir
or peat moss as a substitute for verm I think they would work.
More experimenting needs to be done. Maybe add like a 1/4 tsp
of lime per half pint to balance the ph.

The whole reason behind using vermiculite in the cake recipe
is to keep it fluffy. Coir and and peat moss have this quality
but have a little ph problem that can be fixed with lime.
Perlite is too coarse to substitute for vermiculite.

Peace, Hipcat



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Re: Substituting perilite for vermiculite [Re: Hipcat]
    #368682 - 08/08/01 12:03 PM (21 years, 6 days ago)

i don't know if i found vermiculite. it didn't say vermiculite on the bag, but its -- SHULTZ Moisture Plus Potting Mix ... will this do?? I also got some Jiffy Mix.

:frown:

Edited by CACA on 08/08/01 11:03 AM.



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Re: Substituting perilite for vermiculite [Re: CACA]
    #369234 - 08/09/01 10:37 AM (21 years, 5 days ago)

no....it will say VERMICULITE.

look at Walmart (Garden section)


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Re: Substituting perilite for vermiculite [Re: UrbanCowboy]
    #369237 - 08/09/01 10:46 AM (21 years, 5 days ago)

Perlite won't work they way you want it to. Use vermiculite.



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Re: Substituting perilite for vermiculite [Re: CACA]
    #369385 - 08/09/01 06:14 PM (21 years, 4 days ago)

I was actualy able to find vermiculite at the food store. Stop $ Shop to be exact in the flower/garden section.

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