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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 3.4 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Understand Coco, before using So Many bad reviews and I think those folks just dont understand the process of coco. I would treat every companys coco coir the exact same. First put it in a stock pot with more RO/Distilled water than required and simmer for 2 hours. This will guarantee to destroy any bug eggs/larvae. Next, rinse out your brick 3 more times, ie leave pour it into a bucket with small holes on the bottom and rinse a gallon of water, drain, rinse another gallon of water, drain and repeat 1 more time. Why I say that, after boiling, the initial PPM was 950, my RO water is 100ppm. After 3 more rinses I was able to bring it down to 150ppm, which says this product naturally contains some extra salts that need to be washed away before use if you care about what you are planning on growing. Once seedlings have popped and are an inch high, you definitely need to start adding nutrients into your water as you feed, mainly calcium and magnesium with a splash of nitrogen should be mostly sufficient to get your plants up to the fruiting phase.
Date published: 2019-04-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Rethink your product The coir was a new idea for me this year as normally use a pro mix ,but to save a few bucks, I tried it. I shouldn't have. My germination rate dropped to about 10% and some of my seeds cost a lot. I transplanted the few that came up and they recovered using my old mix. I grow organically in high tunnels so this put me behind quite a bit .Some of the other reviews echoed my disappointment. Get rid of the coir,double check the ph and add more vermiculite
Date published: 2019-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Coco coco coco Not Soil I am giving this review for 2 reasons #1 the product speaks for its self it does exactly what its supose to to OMRI logo you see means this company went the extra mile to to deliver and stand by a good product that has up to date info ive had great results with this product i use it for my growing medium GOOD STUFF #2 If u are using this product it is pure COCO COIR u must add your nutes instanly your plants are not growing in this because they are starving cal mag must be added to this in the start of your prep it is a must this is not potting soil it has nothing in this for your plants to thrive this medium is for your roots to explode it will give u a great harvest if u follow growing in COCO COIR
Date published: 2018-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact, easy to use, and a good germinating mix. I started using this mix about two seasons ago. I did an experiment using 3 different germinating mixes. Used one from Miracle Grow, another brand of seedling mix, and the seed starting brick. My observations are as follows: the Burpee Mix germinated fastest. The Miracle Grow a day later. The 3rd mix was last and had the lowest amount of seedlings. However, after about a week the Miracle Grow had larger and healthier looking plants. Why am I using the Burpee mix? The physical properties of the Burpee mix was better at holding water. I use a liquid fertilizer weekly and the mix grows the superior seedling. My setup for germinating seeds consists of a heating pad and grow lights.
Date published: 2018-05-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from should take off the market I should have read the other reviews before I purchased this product. All my plants are stunted and I have wasted precious time trying to grow my vegetables (172 plants) in this junk. I won't bother to ask for refund, there's no way you can compensate for this lost time. Done purchasing anything with Burpee brand.
Date published: 2018-03-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This mix is awful I bought this last year and planted the seeds. The grew then stopped and never developed secondary leaves until I replanted them in real soil. Keep in mind that I used a Burpee growing system. My advice is to run not walk from this product.
Date published: 2018-03-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from terrible don't waste your money I planted two trays of 72 flower seeds (144) plus 36 cauliflower/broccoli/brussel sprouts2/20/18 as of this day 3/19/18 only 2 cauliflower has germinated
Date published: 2018-03-19
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
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