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Old April 5, 2013   #1
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Default Growing in Coco Coir

I'm attempting to grow using coco coir as a medium. I built a 5 gallon SWC and filled it with a mixture of coco coir that contained 25 percent pine bark. One brick made 2.5 gallons. I added 2 gallons of perilite and filled the SWC with this mixture. I added Myco Madness for soil innoculant. I plan to use hydroponic nutrients and grow the plant under a 200 watt led light.

Anyone have any experience using coco coir as a growth medium?
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I see this is a really old thread but maybe your still around, check out my plants I am growing in coco and its working out great although that light probably wont do squat.
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Old November 24, 2016   #3
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I see this is a really old thread but maybe your still around, check out my plants I am growing in coco and its working out great although that light probably wont do squat.
I have been following and using the material.It has shown up in bales at our local Hydro store.Great for rootball start/development.See below.


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I see this is a really old thread but maybe your still around, check out my plants I am growing in coco and its working out great although that light probably wont do squat.
Did you mean to post a link showing the plants?

As for using the coco coir and pine bark fines I didn't have good results so I switched to three parts coco coir, two parts perlite, and one part vermiculite. I planted a early girl tomato plant in the 5 gallon SWC and used the 200 watt LED grow light. The plant grew quickly and for three years it produced fruit every three months until I took the plant down.
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