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First semi - Bulk Questions on lime, oystershells?
    #3715410 - 02/01/05 09:29 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

After close to a year of mastering the pf tek I have decided to try my hand at some compost. I have recently spawned 10pf cakes to 10lbs of High mountain compost. At first I wasnt sure if this would be enough spawn (had many more cakes but didnt want to use them all) but I found using a cheese grater is a great way to strech out pf cakes.

It has been about 48hrs and all seems good. So in about a week I am going to be casing these using a 60/40 mix of verm/coir and was wondering how important it is to adjust the ph of this casing.

Is this a must or only if I was using pheat instead of coir.

Any suggestions would be great!


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Re: First semi - Bulk Questions on lime, oystershells? [Re: frock]
    #3715441 - 02/01/05 09:34 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Coir has a pretty optimum PH level of 5-7 right out of the package, you don't need to worry about adjusting it.

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Re: First semi - Bulk Questions on lime, oystershells? [Re: Holydiver]
    #3715468 - 02/01/05 09:39 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

Thanks very much, thats just what I wanted to hear. Trying to make my first time with the poo, as easy as possible.


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Re: First semi - Bulk Questions on lime, oystershells? [Re: Holydiver]
    #3716544 - 02/02/05 12:45 AM (12 years, 7 months ago)

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Diver said:
Coir has a pretty optimum PH level of 5-7 right out of the package




While it does have a ph of 5-7 right out of the package this is far from optimal. In fact if your down at 5 your downright horrible and you'll be lucky to get any sort of anything. 7.5 is the optimal pH for growing mushrooms. If you want proper pH level...test it and raise it as needed. The pH will lower throughout the cycle so if you want the most out of your flushes, especially the later ones, you should add a long term buffer to even coir to start out with the closest to 7.5 as you can.


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