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Offlinedavesj1
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worm castings instead of h/poo?
    #4244917 - 06/01/05 06:13 PM (13 years, 23 days ago)

Can worm castings be used instead of h/poo? would all of the pasterization and spawning and casing steps be the same? Will it provide the same results?


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Re: worm castings instead of h/poo? [Re: davesj1]
    #4244935 - 06/01/05 06:16 PM (13 years, 23 days ago)

In a word: No.

H/poo will outperform castings.

Check out this thread, in which I've done a number of castings and h/poo grows with many of the same variables.

I will NOT be using castings ever again.

Clicky click here

However, much of the procedure is identical. However, be sure to mix castings with half verm or you will end up with MUD.


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Re: worm castings instead of h/poo? [Re: mushroommark]
    #4245421 - 06/01/05 08:24 PM (13 years, 23 days ago)

Quote:

mushroommark said:
I will NOT be using castings ever again.





Same here. Horse poo blows away castings. Though it was fun to experiment with.


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Re: worm castings instead of h/poo? [Re: MrMaddHatter]
    #4245681 - 06/01/05 09:30 PM (13 years, 22 days ago)

I had two casings each spawned 1 Qt of Tapalpa to castings/verm.
They died.


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Re: worm castings instead of h/poo? [Re: davesj1]
    #4245727 - 06/01/05 09:44 PM (13 years, 22 days ago)

I've had very bad luck with castings too. The mycelium just doesn't tear into them and they produce small fruits. Castings are expensive too.


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Re: worm castings instead of h/poo? [Re: chronicfatigue]
    #4246738 - 06/02/05 03:20 AM (13 years, 22 days ago)

SMALL FRUITS: AMEN TO THAT:



Castings do have their positives, but h/poo just has too many good aspects not to use. Poo is easy to prep once you try it a few times, but the first time it can be a little intimidating.

Good Luck with whatever you choose.


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