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Container garden [final bottle settling results]

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Went out this morning and measured the results from test #1 which contained the potting mix,
mushroom mix and vermiculite with a couple handfuls of black cow I had sitting in the paint tray.
top flotation was 1/2 cup and the bottom settling contained the finer granules with vermiculite
had 1 1/2 cups.
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Test #2 had the mushroom compost. it had all settled to the bottom with no recognizable
layers about 1 1/2 cups there. Got that in the tray draining and will go out and feel
texture later.
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Started test #3 with the potting mix with 2 1/2 cups in test bottle.
Already seen flotation come to the top. Will let that settle until tonight.
checked test three @ 15:30 hrs
Top flotation test #3: 1 1/4 cup
bottom sediment: 1/4 cup fine particles

That 2 1/2 cups to start was dry mix.
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Looks like elimination of the mushroom compost & black cow is a must do.

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Comments

1.
JAP69Comment by JAP69 - October 22, 2017, 7:48 pm
I was thinking of how to get rid of the fungus's in the potting mix in the containers. Done a search and found this article on getting rid of fungus in the garden soil.
http://homeguides.sfgate.com/destroy-fungus-soil-35230.html
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Pretty good idea there for killing the fungus.
I can remember back about 30 to 40 years I was re roofing a porch roof with single ply roofing. I rolled out a strip about 15 or 20 feet long on the guys lawn on a sunny hot summer day to let it warm up and take the crinks out of it. I thought nothing of it and went back up on the roof and got occupied with other things for awhile. I went down and rolled the sheet of roofing up and lo and behold I burned a strip in that lawn like you would not believe. That grass was brown as he!! and probably cooked any ground critters underneath. The guy was not too happy about it I must say. ROFLMAO.
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JAP69Comment by JAP69 - October 23, 2017, 8:50 am
That stuff that settled to the bottom was pretty fine grained. Almost like the grain size of table salt.

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