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Offlinecarl
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skipping lime
    #4145887 - 05/07/05 01:31 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

i want to do a casing today but the only lime i have in my house is old and has lots of magnesium in it. can i just not include it in my 50/50?


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Re: skipping lime [Re: carl]
    #4145990 - 05/07/05 01:48 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

50/50 what? Coir and verm, peat and verm, what? If it's peat. and verm. you are going to need a buffer of some kind. Maybe egg shells if you're in a bind. Good Luck.
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Re: skipping lime [Re: HippieChick]
    #4146013 - 05/07/05 01:52 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

peat/verm


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Re: skipping lime [Re: carl]
    #4146027 - 05/07/05 01:54 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

You really should get some buffer for peat. Try eggshell if you're in a bind.
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Re: skipping lime [Re: HippieChick]
    #4146049 - 05/07/05 01:57 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

seconding what HC said. don't be tempted to take shortcuts--they always come back to bite you in the ass.


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Re: skipping lime [Re: HippieChick]
    #4146051 - 05/07/05 01:58 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

how much eggshell?


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Re: skipping lime [Re: carl]
    #4146103 - 05/07/05 02:05 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

That I'm not sure about. Hopefully someone with experience can answer that for ya. I use crushed oyster shell and hydrated lime. Peace,Love,Happiness and Harmony.
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Re: skipping lime [Re: carl]
    #4146115 - 05/07/05 02:07 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Quote:

carl said:
how much eggshell?




How much casing mix?


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Re: skipping lime [Re: agar]
    #4146172 - 05/07/05 02:15 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

well whats a good ratio... i dont know how much casing mix yet. I am using a bread pan.


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Re: skipping lime [Re: carl]
    #4146230 - 05/07/05 02:22 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Two things you should buy & use before you make a casing mix.
1. Some sort of finely ground high % limestone.
2. A PH test meter - probe type.

Both can usualy be had at Lowes, HomeDepot and/or large garden supply Marts for under $20 - total.

You have come this far. Why not continue to progress.
Less than optimal PH casing mix - can screw up the whole works.
You want the PH around 7.5 to 8.

If you insist, use the powder of about 5 egg shells. Best - if some powder is very fine & some like very small sand.


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Re: skipping lime [Re: carl]
    #4146241 - 05/07/05 02:24 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

ratio would regard the amount you would use with respect to your other ingredient/s.

a measurement would be relevant to the amount of buffer you would use: X cups of casing mix

you use the buffer to adjust the ph of the peat.
if you will be using a meter, do this before you add the verm.


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