Used on a ratio of 1g per L of water, and soaked form 18h to 24h will raise the solution PH to a very base (around PH 12) which will kill most bacteria present in your substrate.
Note: not all Lime is created equal, and some types will not work for growing mushrooms.
The type of lime you want is Hydrated Lime that is low in magnesium (<0.9% is considered acceptable). Our Hydrated Lime is well tested and works!
Soak your substrate for 12-24 hours in cold water treated with Hydrated Lime.
Drain water and inoculate with your mushroom grain spawn.
Ratios: Use 1g of Hydrated Lime to 1L of your water bath.
We use 1x 40L flexi tub with punched holes as a basket, inside a 60L flexi tub to soak our Straw or Sugar Cane Mulch.
For a batch this size we use 50g of Hydrated Lime. Attempting a much larger batch will be difficult to lift to drain.
A 40L basket full of Straw or Sugar Cane Mulch yields about 10x mushroom fruiting bags.
We use approx. 1 cup of loose grain spawn. Our 1kg grain spawn bags comes handy and will be the right amount for 1 batch this size!
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