Home | Community | Message Board


Marijuana Demystified
Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Amazon Shop for: Coir, Peat, Vermiculite

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
OfflineoO_wombat_Oo
Stranger
Male User Gallery
Registered: 06/04/01
Posts: 734
Loc: NSW, Australia.
Last seen: 7 years, 6 months
Beginner needs advice... :)
    #618837 - 04/25/02 11:38 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

Hi,

I'm at the last stages of my first cultivation experiment. Everything is looking fine, the problem is with my casing. I used about 1.5 inches of 50/50 vermiculite/potting soil for the bottom layer, then put the crumbled cakes over the top, then about an inch of straight potting soil as the top layer. I hear I got the ratios wrong and I should have about 3 inches of potting soil on the top layer, that being twice the depth of the bottom layer ... (???) anyone?

Anyway, it's only been a couple of days and there is already really good, rhizomorphic mycelial growth coming through the top layer of potting soil. Should I cover it up with another inch of potting soil or just leave it?

Just for the record, the potting soil I used was special "shrub & bulb" potting soil that contains a lot of wood and bark debris. It seems to be working really well so far. :smile:

What should I do now?


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflinegeokillsA
∙∙∙∙☼ º¿° ☼∙∙∙∙
Male User Gallery

Registered: 05/08/01
Posts: 19,103
Loc: city of angels
Last seen: 15 minutes, 48 seconds
Re: Beginner needs advice... :) [Re: oO_wombat_Oo]
    #618853 - 04/25/02 11:57 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

a 1" casing layer should be sufficient. if the mycelium is pokin' through, just patch up the first few spots so that it breaks through as evenly as possible, then expose it to light and start fanning


--------------------

--------------------
··∙   long live the shroomery  ∙··
...π╥ ╥π...


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
InvisibleZen Peddler
Male User Gallery

Registered: 06/18/01
Posts: 6,379
Loc: orbit
Re: Beginner needs advice... :) [Re: oO_wombat_Oo]
    #619159 - 04/26/02 08:26 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

that stuff might contaminate so be careful - next time use straight coco coir peat - youll get great results.


--------------------


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Amazon Shop for: Coir, Peat, Vermiculite

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Beginner looking for advanced advice
( 1 2 all )
steinringer 1,816 31 09/26/08 01:48 PM
by themange
* Easiest, most successful tek for beginners?
( 1 2 all )
LeperFace 3,350 39 04/27/08 05:59 AM
by Roadkill
* Easy as 1, 2, 3? or not really... advice plz :) Phreakr 627 5 07/30/07 05:06 AM
by Phreakr
* 2 Creepers Casings (pics)! Need advice. SHR00M0L0GIST 1,127 9 01/17/03 05:43 AM
by SHR00M0L0GIST
* hey i need advice from growers. Told 603 7 08/08/03 02:47 AM
by Psilocybin_monkey
* Growing from kits - first timer in need of some advice josepemacdonald 658 5 05/27/06 06:17 AM
by josepemacdonald
* dudes major newbie disaster waiting to happen - much advice needed
( 1 2 all )
tenotoge 2,134 35 11/26/08 07:44 AM
by German Kahuna
* Need advice on size of casing container Nickster_154371 603 3 01/12/04 01:14 AM
by Hanky

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Magash, Shroomism, george castanza, Prisoner#1, RogerRabbit, Citric, total, FooMan, 13shrooms, stonesun, EvilMushroom666, cronicr, PussyFart
509 topic views. 23 members, 70 guests and 21 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
High Mountain Compost
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2016 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.033 seconds spending 0.005 seconds on 14 queries.