Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 9
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pablito Good stuff, Great price!
I mix my own potting soils, and used to use peat moss as a component. I came upon coir a few years ago, but found it hard to come by and pricy. For environmental reasons, I prefer to use coir over peat moss, so I was very glad to find this at home depot. Just a note: you do have to add a few hours for "preparation". Soaking takes time, and then separating takes more time, but it's worth it. This is no different from 2 other brands I have used in the past. Some other reviewer complained about a bad smell, I don't know what they are talking about. It does have an "earthy" aroma similar to peat moss or commercial potting mixes.
Pros: price, "green" alternative to peat moss, helps retain moisture and adds some nutrients to potting mix.
Cons: time consuming to separate
May 28, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by ashley1245 Good but took time to break up
I used these coir bricks as a pete moss substitute for my garden. THe bricks are huge, and heavy! The instructions say to soak each brick for 45 minutes and then break up. This is not enough soaking time. I found I had to soak the bricks over night in order for them to be soft enough to crumble in my garden. Also, you will need quite a large tub or container to soak them in. Since these bricks yield so much coir, the price can't be beat!
November 8, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JackofAllTrades Just waht I expected at a great price
No, it did not stink, or smell of mold, It was perfect, and was a very good price. I used it in my Hydroponic system, and will order it again. It is a much bigger brick than what you usually find in some stores.
August 18, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by besxy4u I can't believe this is a discontinued item!
I can't believe this is a discontinued item! Great product for wrought iron planters and window boxes, works beautifully to hold soil and retain water for perfect blooms all season.
February 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Twotails if your looking for a great deal on coir
Definitely will buy again, there in the form of "panels" this is a great buy, perfect for plants and even edible mushrooms, home depot for your vermeculite, coir, perlite, and various tools and equipment, spores101 and mushbox for your other mycology needs and edible mushroom cultures!
Kudos to home depot for selling a truly exelent product!
September 18, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by barefootgardener coco peat meets my needs
I recently bought two units of compressed coco peat growing medium and found it an excellent soil amendment for my potting soil, affording good drainage and prevention of compacting of the mixed material. Plants are doing well. I highly recommend this product for all gardenng and planting needs. Love it.
October 22, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chuck4th Great Sustainable Product
A great, sustainable product with good consistency and value, especially if free shipping is available. A bit tough to break up, so be sure to give it a good soak beforehand.
September 30, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Comparerer Musty, moldy smell, very disappointed
I recently bought a 2.5 cu. ft. brick of "Coco Peat" through this website. It is produced by a company called "HyperGrow." When I received it, I noticed It was brownish in color, not the brighter orange-ish color of fresher coco coir that I have bought from other producers in the past. But the worst part is the musty, moldy smell of damp hay. Even dry, it carries that smell, and when you add water, the smell is awful. Also, it did not really expand when I added water, it just got wet and stunk. I had to crumble the whole thing apart by hand. I don't know what I'm going to do with it, maybe use it outside or just throw it away. I wish I could get my money back. I will not buy the "HyperGrow Compressed Brick Coco Peat" again.
The reason I know it is not supposed to smell musty and moldy is because I have previously bought coco coir online from other "producers" (NOT HyperGrow). In both cases the bricks smelled clean and fresh and had a brighter orange-ish color. When I added water, the bricks expanded rapidly and crumbled on their own into a wonderful light pile of coco fiber. They produced a delightful fresh clean-smelling potting medium that I loved.
January 4, 2011