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First Grow, week 3, pictures and questions
    #4371946 - 07/05/05 01:00 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Three weeks ago me and my friend decided to start growing. We ordered golden teacher strain spores, and began our research. We used the 50/50 tek. We didnt have a pressure cooker, so we boiled the substrate jars for an hour and 10 minutes. After waiting 4 hours we inoculated the jars. Two weeks go bye and several of the jars have heavy mycelium growth. Next, we transfered them into casings. The casings were a layer of vermiculate and soil, the subtrate/mycelium cakes, and then the top layer was about an inch of this stuff called mushroom soil we picked up at a local soil distributor.

Q. 1 Has anyone heard of this mushroom soil? Do you think it is a good substitute for manour or regular soil? I wonder if it is better than regular soil...

Now, 5 days after we moved to the casings... there is a solid layer of like white foam... i suppose it is the mycellium.

Q 2. How do we get this thick layer of mycellium to fruit? Do we place it in the sun an hour a day?

I've been keeping the soil rather moist, a few sparyings a day. The myceillium are all under the soil.

Q 3. How long should i wait for signs of mushroom growth?


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Re: First Grow, week 3, pictures and questions [Re: Iceo]
    #4371960 - 07/05/05 01:06 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

1) the mushroom compost has already been used commercially as a substrate and is spent of any nutes (or most anyway)
2)three pinning triggers: drop in temp to 72-75 somewhere around there, addition of light, fresh air exchanges.
3)growth will depend upon your environmental conditions.

i suggest you do some more reading. all of these questions can be answered very easily with some searching and reading.
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Re: First Grow, week 3, pictures and questions [Re: Iceo]
    #4371975 - 07/05/05 01:16 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

A. 1 I don't know about the mushroom soil but, http://www.shroomery.org/index/par/3288

A. 2 http://www.shroomery.org/index/par/23457

A. 3 http://www.shroomery.org/index/par/23457

All of this is answered on this site. Use the "Search" feature and the "FAQ" to find the answers these types of questions. You'll piss of the mods if you keep this up and you don't want to burn in hell do you? :devil:


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Re: First Grow, week 3, pictures and questions [Re: Iceo]
    #4371999 - 07/05/05 01:24 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Why would the mushroom soil compost be used of all nutrients? It's being sold for growing shittakke mushrooms or some other commercial garden mushroom.

Edit: It even has manour in it i believe


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Re: First Grow, week 3, pictures and questions [Re: Iceo]
    #4372032 - 07/05/05 01:36 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Mushroom soil is SPENT mushroom substrate from a commercial edible grow operation - sold as garden compost. That is sort of like a hamberger that has been eaten & traveled through the human digestive system - once - already. Does that sound good to you?


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Re: First Grow, week 3, pictures and questions [Re: agar]
    #4372043 - 07/05/05 01:42 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

could it be used for a casing layer then?


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Re: First Grow, week 3, pictures and questions [Re: pcubmycol]
    #4372085 - 07/05/05 01:54 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Because it is "SPENT". Meaning mostly used up - it has problems. The pH is wrong, and it will contain excreted mushroom waste metabolites & some degree of unused nutrients - mostly in the form of lignin (undigested woody like material).

You can use it for casing material. But, I would not. Vermiculite, peat & coir are not that expensive & would be a far preferable casing mixture.


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Re: First Grow, week 3, pictures and questions [Re: agar]
    #4372092 - 07/05/05 01:56 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

thanks for the info... i was just wondering because i always see mushroom compost at the stores around here...


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Re: First Grow, week 3, pictures and questions [Re: pcubmycol]
    #4372132 - 07/05/05 02:09 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

where could i purchase peat & coir?


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Re: First Grow, week 3, pictures and questions [Re: Iceo]
    #4372154 - 07/05/05 02:16 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

is there anything i could use around the house or any kind of organic flour i could mix with the mushroom soil for some nutrients?


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Re: First Grow, week 3, pictures and questions [Re: Iceo]
    #4372158 - 07/05/05 02:17 PM (11 years, 10 months ago)

Quote:

Iceo said:
where could i purchase peat & coir?




Was my last post invisible? :confused:

http://www.shroomery.org/index/par/23249
This was found by going to "Search" at the top of the screen. Then type "supplies". Scroll down to "where to find supplies in the..."
This takes some practice, but once mastered, the Search" feature can be very rewarding.


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