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Amazon Shop: ½ Pint Jars, Gypsum, Peat, Perlite, pH Test Strips, Vermiculite

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Perlite, peat and sodium bicarbonate as casing?
    #8814517 - 08/23/08 08:57 AM (9 years, 11 months ago)

In short, I dont have access to vermiculite. I understand perlite isnt a good substitute but its the only thing I can think of.
So I intend to mix perlite, peat and sodium bicarbonate. Could you propose a ratio for the mixture? Is sodium bicarbonate a good additive to adjust pH? I have at home some gypsum - is it a better solution than the bicarbonate?
Could you tell me another substitute for verm?
Ill be very happy to read your replies, as this is my first try with casing.

PS. I decided to substitue sodium bicarbonate with gypsum, as I have a lot at home and it seems to be a better option.


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Re: Perlite, peat and sodium bicarbonate as casing? [Re: Alabama Slim]
    #8815694 - 08/23/08 03:15 PM (9 years, 11 months ago)

I'm in eastern europe and the shop chains are quite different. I've checked them all - they don't have vermiculite. I even talked with an importer - they just don't import it here. I think I might be able to find it in a bigger shop for building materials - I'll try next week.

Anyway - I'm going to make a casing tonight with 60-70% peat, 5-10% gypsum (does the gypsum used as a building material work? Well, I'll try it...) and perlite.

Next week if I find vermiculite I'll make proper casing for another PF style jar. If not - I'll make it with what you suggested - or at least what I can find here.

I would be happy if anyone says something specific like "this mixture should be X% peat, Y% gypsum and Z% perlite for a better chance of success".

Buying online is not a variant as I'm pretty far away from most online vendors.


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