Coco Bliss - Premium Coconut Coir Pith with Low EC and pH - 100% Organic and OMRI Listed Potting Soil Substrate for Plants, Seeds, and Gardens (650 Grams, 5 Blocks)
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When using coconut coir in the garden, you must use the right mixture of these three types for the best results. How to Choose High-Quality Coco Coir
There isn’t a good, comprehensive guide to coconut coir out there… until now. In this guide, you’ll get just about everything you need to know about coco coir: what it is, its pros and cons, and the best brands to use. Mixes can be expensive: Garden suppliers know that coco coir can be annoying to work with sometimes, so they’ve started to offer coconut coir mixes. This saves a lot of time but is pretty expensive — and making your own mix isn’t too difficult. Types of Coco Coir Environmentally safe: Although I am a fan of using sphagnum peat moss in the garden, there’s no denying the environmental concerns that peat moss poses. Coconut coir doesn’t have the same problems. Unlike peat moss, which breaks down more rapidly, it can be used more than once. It’s also a repurposed waste product from a renewable resource, unlike the peat bogs where we get our peat moss.Retains moisture and provides a good environment: Coco coir is one of the most effective growing media for water retention out there. It can absorb up to 10x its weight in water, meaning the roots of your plants will never get dehydrated. There’s also a lot of growing media for roots to work through, promoting healthy root development.
Insect-neutral: Most garden pests do not enjoy settling in coconut coir, making it yet another line of defense in your integrated pest management system for your garden. In 2020 I experimented by using coco coir in all my potting mixes and by adding it to troughs, hanging baskets and containers. Now that you understand what coco coir is, how it’s processed and made, and what to look for when buying it, you’re armed with the info you need to make a good buying decision.He previously worked as a project manager and has experience in managing teams of tradespeople and landscape gardeners on both small and medium sized projects.