Step 4: Fill the jars

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Once your substrate is well mixed and moist, begin filling your prepared jars with the substrate. Don't pack the mixture down, just loosely fill the jar.

Leave about 1/2 inch of space between the substrate and the top of the jar. I just filled my jars up to the threading for the lid.

Be sure to wipe up any moisture/substrate on the 1/2" inside and outside the jar.

Fill the rest of the jar with dry vermiculite. This is to make a barrier between the substrate and contaminants in the air.
SHOE00071 month ago

I am wondering if I take spores from groceries will they grow on the material or do you have to get them from a company??