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Mushroom cultivation => Cultivation => Topic started by: CAPTROB on May 03, 2008, 05:06:13 PM

Title: WORM CASTINGS???
Post by: CAPTROB on May 03, 2008, 05:06:13 PM
I would like some info on the casing layer. I just went and purchased some worm castings, peat moss, and some crushed oyster shells. I have been trying to research casing and have came up with many different ways to go about it, more confusing than anything!! ( TO MANY WAYS) I have the colonized jars ready but need to know how to go about mixing the casing layer. (IM AM USING 1/2 PINT JARS THAT ARE COLINIZED AND GOING TO BREAK THE CAKES UP IN A BAG)Could I use 70% worm casting and 30% verm. sterilize it in the microwave for ten min. let it cool and thats it? or should I use Worm castings, peat moss, and sprinkle some oyster shells in with the mix? How do I know what my PH level is or should I not worry about that too much for now? Does PH make that big of a difference? I know this is alot of questions that I am asking but as a newbie, I would like to know the best way to get a nice flush with what I have already  purchased! Thanks in advance for all your help!!!
Title: Re: WORM CASTINGS???
Post by: anno on May 03, 2008, 11:24:26 PM
I have no experience in using the castings.

Other questions have answers here:

http://www.shroomery.org/5105/Casing

and here:

http://www.shroomery.org/20/Casing-Procedures

Title: Re: WORM CASTINGS???
Post by: GroewingSchroomz on May 04, 2008, 01:44:11 AM
What about $3 Jiffy Mix from walmart? it seems 2b ok 4me
do u have a pressure cooker? u could sterilize the dirt the same way u sterilized your fungi cakes or grain
:ph34r:
Title: Re: WORM CASTINGS???
Post by: CAPTROB on May 04, 2008, 11:55:29 AM
Nope no pressure cooker. Just sterilized them in a pot using the pf tek method. Maybe I will have to go get a bag of that jiffy mix, however I rather use what I already have. Just wanted to see if anyone has had any experience with worm castings. Did you add anything to that Jiffy mix, or just used it as is?
Title: Re: WORM CASTINGS???
Post by: GroewingSchroomz on May 04, 2008, 09:58:18 PM
just high quality H20. i think they real kee is whatever u use, make sure it has the right moisture content and is sterile.