Thread: Coco Coir?
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Old April 24, 2018   #39
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Default Those gosh darnoodley wetting agents.

Originally Posted by Barb_FL View Post
Kurt - Are you using the Mother Earth coco now? Do you think the MEcoco is better than Wonder Soil?

I've been washing the heck out of the cheap bricks (the kind that makes 2.5 CU FT) and it works great. I leave it out in the rain to wash too; Until the water from the hose cools down, the coir gets washed with the hot water. It gets washed until the water from it runs totally clear.

I use coir 75/25 for microgreens and 10-20/90-80 for containers.

I confess; I did buy a brick of Wonder Soil this year. Have you seen how many WS products there are now?

Tom - I had to look up what Hydroton and since you say you don't get weeds, it sounds like your garden is outside. Can you tell us how you use it? Containers ? What ratio of the 3?

Nematode - Never too late; just another season coming up. I am still intrigued with the riococo slabs but never found where you can buy it online?

At first aclum ( thanx)out there in Cali started the thread long time now.First was the wetting agent,the mix the dust with the brick was a nice learning curve,but pain in the...
Now it has grown legs,everyone is in, I have a brick of wonder soil I use as a doorstop.
The growstones from Europe got literally mined away.Now some new sorcefound mined.
We get some real dark coir here,stay away for delicates,young seedlings do better for me with coco plus another medium mixed in.Mother Earth is consistent,no dark tint in the overage spill waste.I think I killed some youngins with a dark coir/ too long in wet conditions.Perlite as indicated above is perfect,DE,AgriVermiculite is a stoners delight as I have mentioned.
1/3. 1/3. 1/3 mixes with coir and favorite amendments/ plantdependent works well for me here in 10 b.container gardeners
,as your and the majority here have ibelive could benefit with the choirs.Outside in the field for acreage gardening I hear you can get large quantity’s,big bricks,bags pallets at decent prices.Hope that helps .

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