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casing in soil?
    #987925 - 10/23/02 11:50 PM (15 years, 3 days ago)

hi i had a contam in one of my jars so i cut my losses then noticed that all i had handy was soil i was wondering if this could still be used as a suitable case?


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Re: casing in soil? [Re: maximus_sedaius]
    #988022 - 10/24/02 12:22 AM (15 years, 3 days ago)

whats in the soil, some store bought soil is pretty much just peatmoss and verm anyhow and that would work fine, but I dont know about just plain old dirt never tired it.


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Re: casing in soil? [Re: maximus_sedaius]
    #988055 - 10/24/02 12:34 AM (15 years, 3 days ago)

we'll its store bought tropical stuff with a decent perl and verm mix
should i keep this next to soaking in water

i had the bottom layer nice and wet and then put on a dry layer
also will i notice the myc grow a little more


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Re: casing in soil? [Re: maximus_sedaius]
    #988075 - 10/24/02 12:37 AM (15 years, 3 days ago)

hum that isn't the best mix I could think of but I don't see any perceivable problems.... but once again I have never done it.  as far as how wet your top layer is you never want it soaked but you might have to keep up on it (perlite dose not hold water well) . BTW not sure I understood your question about next to soaking in water so I just guessed :wink:


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Re: casing in soil? [Re: maximus_sedaius]
    #988079 - 10/24/02 12:38 AM (15 years, 3 days ago)

You do not want perlite in your casing mix. The casing is meant to retain water. Perlite is hydrophobic and would be counter productive. I'm sure in a pinch, your soil mix would work somewhat, but you really should try to acquire the proper materials.


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Re: casing in soil? [Re: maximus_sedaius]
    #988106 - 10/24/02 12:46 AM (15 years, 3 days ago)

from what i hear soil gets contaminated more easily then other growing mediums. it most likely would be a disaster, especially if you use an already contaminated jar.


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Re: casing in soil? [Re: maximus_sedaius]
    #989767 - 10/24/02 04:04 PM (15 years, 3 days ago)

hey guys one more quick question would i have to constantly keep the soil moisturized


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Re: casing in soil? [Re: maximus_sedaius]
    #989768 - 10/24/02 04:04 PM (15 years, 3 days ago)

hey guys one more quick question would i have to constantly keep the soil moisturized


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Re: casing in soil? [Re: maximus_sedaius]
    #991034 - 10/24/02 11:12 PM (15 years, 2 days ago)

First try was with soil. Major green. Never again. If you do try to use it might help if you sterilize it, at least in the micowave.


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