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Invisiblestrang

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drawbacks from not adding lime in 50/50
    #659126 - 06/02/02 02:57 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

what problems would one encounter using the 50/50 without lime or oyster shell? would the casing be ok?


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Re: drawbacks from not adding lime in 50/50 [Re: strang]
    #659171 - 06/02/02 03:36 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

From what I've read, the 50/50 mix has a low pH because of the peat used in it. Mushrooms prefer something less acidic to grow in, so that is why oyster shell or some other basic material is needed in the 50/50.
I am a newbie to this tho and that is just what I understand from reading I have done. I'm sure others could answer your question much better.

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Re: drawbacks from not adding lime in 50/50 [Re: strang]
    #659311 - 06/02/02 05:44 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

forget the 50/50. try the coir.


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Re: drawbacks from not adding lime in 50/50 [Re: strang]
    #659394 - 06/02/02 07:01 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I'm sure it's just my stupidity, but whenever I've used lime in my casing layer (and I've only done it twice,) I've failed.

It seemed to make the layer less permeable to gasses.


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Invisiblemushie
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Re: drawbacks from not adding lime in 50/50 [Re: Dex_Detrimental]
    #659468 - 06/02/02 07:58 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Where do you get coir? and can you case with just that and a bottom layer of soil?


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Re: drawbacks from not adding lime in 50/50 [Re: Dex_Detrimental]
    #659882 - 06/03/02 04:53 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Try wood ash, is not so strong as lime


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Re: drawbacks from not adding lime in 50/50 [Re: mushie]
    #659902 - 06/03/02 05:18 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

www.groworganic.com is a great place to get Coco Fiber!!



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Re: drawbacks from not adding lime in 50/50 [Re: ]
    #660116 - 06/03/02 07:54 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

What about places to get coir offline? Is raw coco fiber unavailable through normal retail outlets?


Edited by mojophone (06/03/02 07:55 AM)


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Re: drawbacks from not adding lime in 50/50 [Re: mojophone]
    #660142 - 06/03/02 08:21 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I've seen plain coco coir at Frank's Nursery, Home Depot & Wal-mart..also I've never used lime in my casings..never had a problem.


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Re: drawbacks from not adding lime in 50/50 [Re: goolag]
    #660177 - 06/03/02 08:45 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

How do you pronounce Coco Coir?


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Re: drawbacks from not adding lime in 50/50 [Re: LaCasta]
    #661066 - 06/03/02 06:57 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

LaCasta, that's a GREAT fuckin' question! Often wondered that myself.

I always thought "ko ko quar" though I've never heard it pronounced.



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Re: drawbacks from not adding lime in 50/50 [Re: mojophone]
    #661097 - 06/03/02 07:18 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I Seen coco coir at Lowes Also you can get jiffy mix 50/50 has the lime in it already and works good


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