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Offlinefla
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vermiculite crap
    #885857 - 09/16/02 04:17 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

could anywone suggest a brand of vermiculite thats just right for substrate? the vermiculite i used last go seemed very fine grade.... reading up a bit in the forums i have found that finer grades can slow colonization big time, which was a serious problem with my grow.  what do you guys use??? thanks for any help!!  :grin:


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Re: vermiculite crap [Re: fla]
    #885864 - 09/16/02 04:21 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

well, the only reason for the vermiculite in the recipe is to hold water, and release it as the mycelium needs it. You're right, if its finer grade, then it gets compacted, and less air can be in the jar, which the mycelium also needs. Being compacted, it slows growth big time. So what you need is medium to large grade. I don't know how large of grade they make, but a piece of vermiculite should be no smaller than a few grains of sand. As for brand, I don't think theres much difference.


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Re: vermiculite crap [Re: TripsAreForKids]
    #885873 - 09/16/02 04:24 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

... i see what ya mean. im not relly concerned with brand its just that it always comes in sealed packages that arnt see through ..... i never know what im gonna get... ya know?


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Re: vermiculite crap [Re: fla]
    #885910 - 09/16/02 04:39 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

id go with Sta-Green professional grade from lowes.


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Re: vermiculite crap [Re: fla]
    #886249 - 09/16/02 06:35 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I use whitney farms brand that I get a local department/grocery store. Works grand for me. www.whitneyfarms.com

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