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Old April 18, 2018   #1
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Default Coco coir and a fan

Well its been a few days since Ive been using a small 4" fan and I've noticed that the coco coir seed starter mix was very dry after getting a good drink Sunday was very dry. So early this morn I watered all cups I knew the fan would make them dry out faster, it usually takes 6 or 7 days now in 3 days they needed water I'm sure the fan had a lot to do with it. But that coco coir has to be the quickest drying mix ever!! Anyone else here notice this too?
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Old April 18, 2018   #2
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I've noticed that coir will drain faster so it will dry faster but I like it better than peat because it will rewet so much easier than dried out peat. But I would check and see if the inside is still moist, it might just be the outside is dry.
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For me the best way I've found is I look at the 9oz clear cup coco coir when wet is dark brown if its not its dry, and the container is much lighter when it needs water.
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Old April 19, 2018   #4
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Yes, I've noticed that it dries out quicker than Peat mixes, and I really like that. For me, "wet" seedlings are a lot greater issue than drying out more often. Once they get to about 6 weeks old and have good root systems, then it's less critical, so I usually re-pot with a peat mix + added perlite. I do plant in 48-cell packs, so they dry out more slowly than say 72-cell packs, especially when the plants get slightly larger.
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