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pre made casing!
    #474012 - 11/29/01 09:33 PM (16 years, 7 months ago)

I was in Ace Hardware this evening and I found a bag off stuff called "potting soil plus" made by shultz. The ingredients are reed-sedge peat, shagnum peat, horticultural vermiculite, a wetting agent, and lime for proper pH balance.

I thought cool!!!

Does anybody now if this stuff will work and do I need to pressure cook it first? If I do, what's the best thing to do with it? Do you think I need to just go with the standard 50/50?

Thanks for your responses!

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Re: pre made casing! [Re: bassplayer74]
    #474092 - 11/29/01 10:43 PM (16 years, 7 months ago)

does anybody know if this will work?


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Re: pre made casing! [Re: bassplayer74]
    #474145 - 11/29/01 11:41 PM (16 years, 7 months ago)

I use it, and it works great. I do sterlize it by pressure cooking it for 45 minutes at 15 pounds of pressure. I lay a layer of sterilized vermiculite at the bottom of my trays, and cover the mycelium with the potting soil plus. It's sure easier than measuring the individual ingredients out.

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Re: pre made casing! [Re: bassplayer74]
    #474175 - 11/30/01 12:20 AM (16 years, 7 months ago)

Thanks for the info....If it really does work I wonder why everybody doesn't use it....It sure does seem a lot easier...And you can get it just about anywhere.

I also read somewhere on this board that you can put the thick plastic bags that the stuff comes in in the pressure cooker. Does anybody have any advice on this?

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Re: pre made casing! [Re: bassplayer74]
    #474180 - 11/30/01 12:24 AM (16 years, 7 months ago)

seems simple enough. any one else use it?


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Re: pre made casing! [Re: bassplayer74]
    #474208 - 11/30/01 12:54 AM (16 years, 7 months ago)

I don't know about putting the plastic bag in the pressure cooker, I put the casing in a cotton pillow case and tie the open end into a knot.

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Re: pre made casing! [Re: bassplayer74]
    #493097 - 12/16/01 07:07 PM (16 years, 7 months ago)

Anybody else use this potting soil plus with success?


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Re: pre made casing! [Re: bassplayer74]
    #493107 - 12/16/01 07:21 PM (16 years, 7 months ago)

>If it really does work I wonder why everybody doesn't use it
Perhaps because it?s not available in each and every shop around the world....


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Re: pre made casing! [Re: Anno]
    #493226 - 12/16/01 10:18 PM (16 years, 7 months ago)

i was told by shroom wizard that potting soil with plus in it means that it would kill little fungus's such as mushrooms, im not sure that this applies to your exact product though


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Re: pre made casing! [Re: hairs]
    #494112 - 12/17/01 08:52 PM (16 years, 7 months ago)

please someone else responde because i think i may have been wrong and its just so easy to use this


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Re: pre made casing! [Re: hairs]
    #494685 - 12/18/01 11:59 AM (16 years, 7 months ago)

can you use this??????????anyone


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Re: pre made casing! [Re: hairs]
    #494768 - 12/18/01 01:28 PM (16 years, 7 months ago)

>can you use this??????????anyone

Reread frank_grimes? post.


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Re: pre made casing! [Re: frank_grimes]
    #494843 - 12/18/01 03:08 PM (16 years, 7 months ago)

Does that really work as a good plastic bag replacment?Any contam experience that way? Any other ways anyone knows about?


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Re: pre made casing! [Re: frank_grimes]
    #495037 - 12/18/01 06:17 PM (16 years, 7 months ago)

Hey Frank-Grimes, how much H2O do you put in the pressure cooker with the pillow case? Think boiling would be adequate?
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Re: pre made casing! [Re: hairs]
    #495747 - 12/19/01 10:26 AM (16 years, 7 months ago)

Not trying to be one of those..."Do a search" people, because I don't want to assume that you haven't...BUT...Do a search!!!

I read some interesting stuff about this Shultz's mix about a month ago and have been looking for it ever since...The consensus was that it works...but I've never tried it...


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