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Organic Coconut Coir Concentrated Seed Starting Mix

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Improve germination and root growth with this coconut fiber brick!

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A premium eco-friendly seed starting mix is one compressed brick made of renewable resource coconut fiber. A great space-saver! Just add water and the brick expands a volume of about 8 quarts in minutes and makes for successful germination and root growth.
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Organic Coconut Coir Concentrated Seed Starting Mix is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst experience in seed starting I have had! I purchases two of these bricks of mix thinking, "What a novel idea--repurposing coconut shells." Unfortunately, I used on of the packages to plant over half of my seeds for my indoor greenhouse. With a few packets of seeds, I planted half in this coconut mix and half in a more typical seed starting medium. Long story short: Not one of my seeds begun in this coconut medium made it to planting outdoors due to low germination rate and hugely stunted growth. The tiny seedlings that grew in this mix were oddly brown in color rather than robust green as were the seeds I began in typical seed starting mix. I wish I had taken photographs side by side of the results from the two different seed starting media so that you could see how badly the seeds grew in the coconut medium. None of them grew enough from March through May to be able to plant outdoors! This experience was so incredibly frustrating. I needed to throw away over 12 plant trays of malformed/stunted plants (9 cells in each tray--108 plants lost!), and had to go out and purchase all of my tomato, pepper, herb, and flower plants. Three months of care of the plants for nothing.
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it!!! This stuff is great. I can't lift heavy bags of dirt do to my health. I can now just pick up one these little bricks, add water and watch it grow!!! I've started some seeds in them. So far so good!!
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Too Dry Nothing started and stayed because the coconut dries out too quickly
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Never again! For the past 5 years I have always used peat pellets as a starting mix for my tomato seeds. This year I thought I'd give this product a try and my seedlings aren't growing. They sprouted within a week but now after 4 weeks the second leaves are barely growing, some not at all. The only thing thing that has changed in my process is this mix, everything else is the same. I'm very disappointed as I will have to buy tomato plants this year.
Date published: 2017-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So great for loosening rock-hard soil. I have the heaviest, hardest clay soil in my garden. It just crushes the roots of my plants, and is very difficult for seeds to emerge from. This year, for the first time, I tried adding this seed starting mix to my garden (in addition to using it traditionally, as a seed starter). It's made a huge difference in aerating my soil and normalizing its water retention. I just add extra nutrients because coir doesn't have much in that area. What it IS good for is improving tilth and texture. I will definitely be using this again. Another plus: it's so easy to store and it's very portable.
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works great from start to finish Have used this product for years, consistently provides excellent results. I put a brick in a 5 gallon pail, add the suggested amount of water, and can easily work it into my seed starting trays. This product initially hydrates evenly and easily, and accepts water once in the seed tray without causing agitation to the seed. Once the seedling is ready for transplant, the roots of the seedling cling to this mix well to allow for a happier transplanted seedling. From start to finish this is a great product.
Date published: 2016-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product This product has many uses in the garden and gardening projects. I always use hot water to expand the brick and it expands in a few minutes. I use it when planting direct into the garden, in containers and hanging baskets as well in the Worm Factory 360 and the Garden Tower 2. Red Wiggler worms love this product and mixed with fruit and vegetable scraps makes a great mixture that the worms break down quickly. It is very sustainable as it comes from coconut husks and expands to make a lot of mix. Great carbon source in the compost bin when mixed with green plants. Very versatile item and I recommend it to all gardeners.
Date published: 2015-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Highly Recommend This will be my third growing season using this seed mix, and it's excellent. Lightweight, holds moisture, and one brick goes a LONG way. One brick filled three standard seed trays, and I was actually able to store the leftover in a closed container to use for next season. (I microwaved it to kill any bacteria.) I read notes from a few gardeners that also recommend mixing this into your garden beds and potting soils instead of peat moss to aid with water retention and aeration. I plan to try that this year in my raised beds this season.
Date published: 2015-01-19
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