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OfflineVhal
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adding lime and/or oyster shell to coir/verm casing...necessary?
    #4513069 - 08/09/05 02:50 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

was just wondering if its necessary to add lime or oystershells to a 60/40 verm/coir casing mix..

thanks.


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Re: adding lime and/or oyster shell to coir/verm casing...necessary? [Re: Vhal]
    #4513108 - 08/09/05 03:06 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

no I think its just help stop contams.


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Re: adding lime and/or oyster shell to coir/verm casing...necessary? [Re: Vhal]
    #4513134 - 08/09/05 03:12 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

It fiddles with the pH - coco coir is ready to go as is - so i wouldnt bother -


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Re: adding lime and/or oyster shell to coir/verm casing...necessary? [Re: Zen Peddler]
    #4513222 - 08/09/05 03:43 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

this is really advanced. Also this could never have been found with a search. Thankyou for asking.


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Re: adding lime and/or oyster shell to coir/verm casing...necessary? [Re: xburn]
    #4513434 - 08/09/05 05:32 AM (11 years, 8 months ago)

the coir i have (Eco-earth) tests out at 5.5-6.0 Ph.
so i have been adding peat moss. but, i'm thinking, maybe i'll soak some in deluded coffee, and give that a try :smile:


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Re: adding lime and/or oyster shell to coir/verm casing...necessary? [Re: deanofmean]
    #4515118 - 08/09/05 06:31 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

i might fiddle with the ph a bit for my verm/coir casing. i know its somewhat necessary to do to a peat/verm casing. was just wondering if anyone has tried it or found the need to do so. trying to cut back on my supply cabinet. lot of stuff in there as is, dont want to buy stuff i dont really need ya know.


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Re: adding lime and/or oyster shell to coir/verm casing...necessary? [Re: Vhal]
    #4515443 - 08/09/05 08:31 PM (11 years, 8 months ago)

Might be totally off with this, but coffee grounds seem to literally suck contams out of the air. If it's because of the acidity, then amending coir with coffee might work great. If it's more than just the acidity, like some other chemical property or constituent, it might be asking for trouble. Maybe I'm just being silly, though. But maybe it warrants some experimentation before sacrification.


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