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bottom layer of casing
    #671263 - 06/10/02 06:29 AM (21 years, 8 months ago)

well.. i know it probably sounds like a newbie question. But i have fruited actually Anyway.. i was going to use Miracle-Gro's aqua coir potting soil. What should my bottom layer of casing be? should it be verm? or should i put just put substrate down there.. or more potting soil? i searched.. got a good horse poo tek though thanks roadkill.. and all contributors that is


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Re: bottom layer of casing [Re: sirJ]
    #671366 - 06/10/02 07:38 AM (21 years, 8 months ago)

I have been experimenting with no bottom layer and a coco coir casing. It is working very well so far. No contams, and the mycelium loves the stuff. In the past I have done 50/50 verm/peat with a bottom layer, and almost every tub fell victim to some kind of contamination eventually. I always got at least one flush in the tubs using the 50/50 with the bottom layer. Of course, it could be because of human error. If you are going to do a bottom layer, use vermiculite. Personally, I think the bottom layer is a waste of time.

-Grimey


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Re: bottom layer of casing [Re: sirJ]
    #671379 - 06/10/02 07:47 AM (21 years, 8 months ago)

go ahead and do the bottom layer with verm, not like you have a limitetd supply of the stuff, 2 dollars for a huge bag moo ha ha
-Victor


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Re: bottom layer of casing [Re: sirJ]
    #671390 - 06/10/02 07:52 AM (21 years, 8 months ago)



I've been using 50/50 verm and peat mixture on the bottom layer. Been sterilizing the mix in a microwave first, then spraying with H2o as I spread it in the pan. Haven't had any conams down there yet. I also haven't tried it without this layer, so I can't say it works better than anything else. You might as well try it.

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Re: bottom layer of casing [Re: sirJ]
    #672137 - 06/10/02 04:25 PM (21 years, 8 months ago)

A thin layer of unsterilized coir seems to be contam resistant, while offering a secondary water source for the mycelium......

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