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Post by Chilli-head on 25th May 2020, 8:17 pm

Anyone using coir for growing medium ?

I bought some of the compressed bricks from eBay. It wasn't particularly cheap, but compost availability was a problem and I wanted to try it. You put them in a bucket with 3L of water, and miraculously it swells to make 8-10L of growing medium.

I've mixed mine with garden compost and vermiculite, with added hoof and horn fertiliser. It gives the resulting mix more of an open, spongy character. I've potted up about 20 chillies into the resulting mix, let's hope it works !
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Post by Dandelion on 25th May 2020, 9:48 pm

I have used it for some time for sowing seeds, a layer of coir in a seed tray with some homemade compost, or New Horizons, at the bottom to provide more nutrients as roots go down. I've had varying results, I think mainly due to lack of water retention. Not having been able to get any coir bricks this year I'm not sure I would buy it again (at least for seedlings) - I do wonder though if it would be good for the Easy2Grow set-up, as you need a light compost, so it might be just the thing. I do like reconstituting the bricks!!

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