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Quick Question...Which would you say is the best..
    #4506331 - 08/07/05 09:51 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

For a casing mix, the 50-50 peat/verm or the cococoir/verm mix? both with a touch of lime or calcuim chloride?

which would you say provides more nutriants for the little beauties and which retains and provides the most moisture? ive heard both sides, read that both are good, i just want some feedback from real people

extra bonus Q, which would you reccommend, the lime or the calcium? the lime might burn if i use tooo much eh?


any help would be appreciated


thanks guys


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Re: Quick Question...Which would you say is the best.. [Re: phishstix]
    #4506444 - 08/07/05 10:55 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

the casing doesnt provide nutrients, just moisture.

im going to try coco/verm with powdered oyster shell


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Re: Quick Question...Which would you say is the best.. [Re: phishstix]
    #4506555 - 08/07/05 12:03 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

50/50 peat/verm with ground oyster shell or powdered egg shell. Best casing I've used yet.


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Re: Quick Question...Which would you say is the best.. [Re: Holydiver]
    #4506566 - 08/07/05 12:07 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

thanks for the input guys, done the cakes thing for a while, now i want to step it up into a few big ol casings, i have a few rubbermaids, yeah yeah ghetto this, so i think i might try out both mixtures and see what works best for my conditions, think ill start with the peat/verm/ground oyster shells

something like 10:10:1 eh?


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Re: Quick Question...Which would you say is the best.. [Re: phishstix]
    #4506741 - 08/07/05 01:31 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)



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Re: Quick Question...Which would you say is the best.. [Re: phishstix]
    #4507023 - 08/07/05 03:28 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

I am a newbie, so my only reccomendation would be that if you are going to use hydrated lime, get some way to test the ph of your mix. I used a verm/peat tek mix verbatim and my ph was off the charts alkiline. I started over and slowly added a half a tablespoon at a time waiting about a half an hour between each application until I found what would give me between a 7.5 and an 8.0. I checked it again the next day and the ph climbed a little bit more but still stayed in the correct range so I used it. If I would have used the original mix I'm sure it would have killed everything as the weeds around my compost heap are now dying. Good luck in your future endeavors. :smile:
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Re: Quick Question...Which would you say is the best.. [Re: phishstix]
    #4507445 - 08/07/05 05:35 PM (11 years, 4 months ago)

As I understand it verm and coir are less prone to contaminate compared to peat, so it might depend in part on the cleaniness of your set up. If 50/50 works for you thats probably the better way to go, if you start getting mold right away, try coir/verm or even straight verm.


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