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Coco Coir Please Help!!

Posted by SweetSubak 6 (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 4, 11 at 23:50

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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RE: Coco Coir Please Help!!

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.

RE: Coco Coir Please Help!!

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

RE: Coco Coir Please Help!!

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Sat, May 21, 11 at 12:55

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

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