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OfflineIowa Rasta
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straw casing question
    #684468 - 06/17/02 06:18 PM (16 years, 5 months ago)

ok i crumbled up this flushed out casing in a flower pot with straw in it (i put layer of straw then layer of casing then layer of straw and so on and so fourth until i reached the top of the pot i finished it off with straw) Ive been keeping it misted and the mycelium is starting to overtake some of the hay. so my question is i know that straw isnt high in nutrients so am i just wasting my time by not having a large straw bed?


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Re: straw casing question [Re: Iowa Rasta]
    #684498 - 06/17/02 06:29 PM (16 years, 5 months ago)

all other factors being ideal, you are doing fine. i recomend that you put a layer of casing on top of the straw. mist with 9 to 1 dilute hydrogen peroxide too.


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Re: straw casing question [Re: Iowa Rasta]
    #684529 - 06/17/02 06:46 PM (16 years, 5 months ago)

I have had real good results with straw. It provides some great flushes, second only to manure i hear. As a tip though, after you case with coir or whatever make sure no straw is poking up and out of the casing. This provides oppourtunities for contams.


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OfflineThworp
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Re: straw casing question [Re: powderfinger]
    #684762 - 06/17/02 08:42 PM (16 years, 5 months ago)

good tip


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Invisibledurban_poison
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Re: straw casing question [Re: Iowa Rasta]
    #684890 - 06/17/02 10:44 PM (16 years, 5 months ago)

my fire ants have bigger and more numerous flushs with straight straw then even with manure although sheep manure seems more promising.


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OfflineIowa Rasta
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Re: straw casing question [Re: durban_poison]
    #685209 - 06/18/02 07:03 AM (16 years, 5 months ago)

to tell the truth im not even worried about contams at this point cuz i didnt to anything sterile with this casing and everything is looking great so far


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