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nutrients and Coco coir

Posted by pugfeathers 5b Ohio (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 15, 09 at 22:17

Hi All,
I am almost ready to start some of my House plants on a static wick system. I have bought Coco coir and expanded clay for my root mediums. The Coco coir came as a big solid brick. Is this how it is suposed to work, or do I have to find a way to decompress it into a looser consistancy that can be mixed with the expanded clay?
I will be using mostly tropical houseplants that come from areas where the water is low in nutrients, soft, and is slightly acidic.(6.0-6.5) I would like to use a nutrient mix that is easly made up, or a pre-mixed solution that I can add to the water. Any Ideas?
I have found alot of good information on this forum. I would like to thank Greystoke for all the good information he has posted about houseplants and static wick systems.

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RE: nutrients and Coco coir

The "brick" will expand and fall apart once you soak it in water.

As for a build-your-own nutrient, I've placed a link below. Once there, you'll also want to look around and check to see what the proper EC and pH are for each thing you intend to grow.

Here is a link that might be useful: Home-brewed Nutrient

RE: nutrients and Coco coir

Hey there, you don't have to use the brick as it is. Just soak it in shallow water so that it can expand. But, make sure that the mix which you make is not dripping wet and is damp enough. This is because coco coir has a good water holding capacity and so it need not be dripping wet.

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