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Offlinekraj
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Straight Coir Casing Question
    #4017712 - 04/05/05 04:21 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Since my city is currently in a huge vermiculite drought or something i've had to resort to 100% coir casing.

My question is should i add 1/2-1/4" of coir(dry/wet?) to the bottom of my casing like i would a vermiculite layer or just add the substrate right to the bottom of my container?


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Re: Straight Coir Casing Question [Re: kraj]
    #4017729 - 04/05/05 04:24 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

I wouldn't use 100% Coco Coir for a casing layer.

60/40 Verm and Coco Coir is about the most I'd use.

Find a source of Verm.


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Re: Straight Coir Casing Question [Re: kraj]
    #4017738 - 04/05/05 04:26 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Yes you can in the bottom. You may even be able to use perlite in the bottom, or so I've been told.
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Re: Straight Coir Casing Question [Re: Roadkill]
    #4017755 - 04/05/05 04:28 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Road, I think he was asking about the bottom layer there. But yes, if he doesn't have verm. for the bottom, I doubt he's got it for the casing layer either.
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Re: Straight Coir Casing Question [Re: Roadkill]
    #4017787 - 04/05/05 04:33 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Sounds like verm isn't an option, so...

Skip the bottom layer, and just use coco straight on top. It's going to colonize aggressively, so be careful to initiate early (2 days in incubation max)

Just my .02, but it will work. As will straight peat, or straight verm.


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Re: Straight Coir Casing Question [Re: kraj]
    #4017796 - 04/05/05 04:34 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

just add the substrate right to the bottom of your container.

you don't need a bottom casing layer!~

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Re: Straight Coir Casing Question [Re: Roadkill]
    #4017887 - 04/05/05 04:49 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Thanks for the responses, I'll watch that coir, hopefully we get some good fruits :smile:


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Re: Straight Coir Casing Question [Re: kraj]
    #4017928 - 04/05/05 04:57 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

really? you don't need a bottom casing layer at all?

It doesn't help in the least?


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Re: Straight Coir Casing Question [Re: kraj]
    #4017938 - 04/05/05 05:01 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)



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Re: Straight Coir Casing Question [Re: HippieChick]
    #4017949 - 04/05/05 05:04 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

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Yes you can in the bottom. You may even be able to use perlite in the bottom, or so I've been told.
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PERLITE on bottom isn't a good thing.

To much & water pools under it.

Does nada, except take up space.

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Re: Straight Coir Casing Question [Re: agar]
    #4018017 - 04/05/05 05:23 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

You know something pretty cool you can do with coir. Put a moistened layer around 1/2 inch on the bottom of your trays and then put your substrate in and then case it on top with casing of choice. After the casing pins and you harvest, you can then flip the casing over and you'll have a colonized coir layer ready to explode with fruit. Simply take a fork and dig into the overlaid coir layer around an 1/8 of an inch. Roughing it up pretty good. Even it up and give it a good shot of water to sustain a heavy flush and in a day or 2 it will start to pin out the ass! Fast flushes courtesy of my Uncle Buck's flapjack tek! Get'r done!!!!


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Re: Straight Coir Casing Question [Re: agar]
    #4018576 - 04/05/05 08:30 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Thanks Agar. I posted after I read somewhere about people using perlite on the bottom, but didn't get an ansewer. I post one of those pic's every now and then to see if anyone's paying attention. Not many are, lol.
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Re: Straight Coir Casing Question [Re: kraj]
    #4018752 - 04/05/05 09:13 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Id use perlite to add to your coir if verm isnt available...
Dont do a base like Road said


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Re: Straight Coir Casing Question [Re: HippieChick]
    #4019329 - 04/05/05 11:41 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

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Thanks Agar. I post one of those pic's every now and then to see if anyone's paying attention. Not many are, lol. Thanks again.
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Re: Straight Coir Casing Question [Re: agar]
    #4019354 - 04/05/05 11:46 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

FLAPJACKS! One of my friends (not a foaf for once) tried that out with great success. The overlay was a bitch for a while but he got it going nicely.


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