Coconut Coir (650g x 5)
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Coconut coir gardening plant medium is a 100% natural and renewable soil amendment to help your plants develop stronger root systems and retain nutrients longer. Keep in mind Coir expands 5 to 7 times in volume when soaked in water.
Coconut coir gardening plant medium (from Malayalam kayar, cord) is the coarse fibers extracted from the fibrous outer shell of a coconut. Coir is a 100% natural and renewable resource. It has spongy characteristics, possessing excellent air space and drainage with a water holding capacity of > 70%.
How to Use Coconut Coir Gardening Plant Medium:
A compressed brick, block or bale should be soaked in water for at least 15 minutes before using.
Coconut coir gardening plant medium can expand 5 to 7 times in volume. Make sure you have a large enough container when soaking your coir. The actual volume that a brick of coir will expand too depends on the amount of water used, but here is a general estimate of volume that the brick will expand to: 650g block = 2.5 gallons
Coconut coir gardening plant medium can account for up to 40% of a potting mix, so add it to your soil or as an ingredient of your potting mixes.
Always keep the coir that you don’t use. Coir is a material that will keep its properties and can be stored/covered for several years.
So why would you choose coconut coir over the traditional peat? Well, one reason may have to do with the definition of a renewable resource. Peat comes from decomposed plant remains that have accumulated in waterlogged soils for thousands of years, and some people do worry about diminishing peat bogs. Coir comes from a resource that many people consider more sustainable: coconuts. At Cave Innovations that’s really important to us.
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Lilly Harrington –
Starting to really get into Grow Your Own and produce my own organic crops. Only have a small back garden but surprised by just how much I was able to grow this year. Bought this to mix in with the compost from my worm composter and am going to grow from my own seeds this time. Coir is totally free of any nasty chemicals, pesticides etc and I think this 5 pack should be just about right for what I need. Good quick delivery and great communication from the team at Cave