Coco Coir Please Help!!

SweetSubakApril 4, 2011

Ok so I bought a brick of coco grow at Target and added water and everything so now I have some containers with the coco stuff. I have NEVER used this stuff before and need some tips and information. I wasn't sure whether i needed to add fertilizer to the soil or if it can sustain plants by itself like normal soil. I read on some other forums that people were mixing coco and soil together in a 50/50 mix. Is this better? Please help! Thank you!

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ms_minnamouse(7a)

I didn't know Target has it, cool! How much was it?

Yeah, this stuff is pretty much nutrition-less like straight up peat, only better draining, fluffier and higher pH.

You can mix in some compost/humus/manure or sprinkle Osmocote over it or keep up a regular liquid fertilizer schedule.

I don't see the point of mixing soil in with it.

    Bookmark   April 10, 2011 at 7:35PM
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Belgianpup(Wa/Zone 7b)

Soil adds minerals. Many/most chemical fertilizers mainly contain NPK (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium), and ignore all the other nutrients.

    Bookmark   May 19, 2011 at 5:19PM
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morz8(Washington Coast Z8b)

I know I'm late in adding this, but you might want to look at the comparison by Utah State :

Here is a link that might be useful: Utah State coir/peat plant growth

    Bookmark   May 21, 2011 at 12:55PM
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