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16.69 oz. Concentrated Seed Starting Mix

  • Soil alternative with organic plant food for plentiful harvest
  • 100% natural coconut fiber construction for longevity
  • Easily expands up to 8 qt. within 2 minutes
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Product Overview

Burpee Eco-Friendly Natural & Organic Concentrated Seed Starting Mix is a sustainable and renewable soil amendment made from coconut fiber, an alternative to peat moss. An ideal amendment for custom blend growing mixes for raised garden beds, container gardening and seed starting. This compressed brick expands to about 8 quarts within two minutes just by adding water.
  • Made from 100% eco-friendly coconut coir
  • Expands to 8 quarts within 2 minutes once hydrated
  • Ideal for all indoor seed starting or container gardening
  • Perfect amendment for raised garden beds
  • OMRI listed assures the suitability of products for organic gardening
  • A sustainable alternative to peat moss
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Specifications

Details

Bag Weight (lb.)
1.04
Ideal For Growing
Fruits & Vegetables
Organic
Yes
Soil Matter
Organic
Soil Type
Potting

Warranty / Certifications

Mulch and Soil Council Certified
No

Questions & Answers

6Questions25Answers

Regular coco coir?

Asked by Jay April 5, 2020
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Yes it is best when you use with Dr earth seed startermix

How many in there

Asked by Nlnl March 31, 2020
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One, 1-pound "brick" of compressed coir.

What is in it? Certified organic? Actual weight, not mixed weight?

Asked by peas67 March 16, 2019
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One pound dry weight, before adding water.

Does this block of coir weigh 16 lbs before adding water? Why not state the dry weight?

Asked by edj February 5, 2019
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Of course it doesn't weigh 16 pounds before water.

I do not need express delivery why is regular delivery not avaiable?

Asked by Robert March 31, 2018
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Many store will have on stock in the home depot.Free ship to store i believe its available in many locations.

Will this be OK to put down in the bare spots on my lawn to fill in the small holes were the gras...

Asked by Chas February 19, 2018
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Will work well mixed in with top soil or compost soil.coco coir will help with sustainment on nutritional value on roots or a moist setting for lawns or plants.50 # or 40# bag would be good with aprox half gallon of coco coir.

Customer Reviews

  • 4.8
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  • 84% recommend this product
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Great value
Added warm water to the concentrated brick and saw it expand, since this step moistens the medium it’s easy to pack it in seed starting kits. I use my gardening gloves to throughly break it apart once the water touches it.
by Anna
Good for hydrponics
I found my new favorite seed starter. side by side next to my old bag of starter it is the same amount and it cost around half the price. Its easy to stack and store. plus the brick can be cut and broken apart if you only wanted to use a portion. I am using in hydroponics and do far working great.
by Mbhnwct
2 people found this helpful
Terrific for planting seeds and sead pods. We threw it in a 5 gal pail added some water after a f...
Terrific for planting seeds and sead pods. We threw it in a 5 gal pail added some water after a few minutes took my littler rake to it pulled it apart and mixed it. It expanded to a gigantic pile of dirt more then enough to plant everything I had to plant that day. Close to a dozen planters in varying sizes. A quick simple way to fill your planters. No huge heavy bags to carry plus until your ready its a small little block of dirt. Personally I love it and will be buying again.
by MsTony
6 people found this helpful
Higher quality than similar products. Highly recommend. Great packaging. I appreciate that it's 1...
Higher quality than similar products. Highly recommend. Great packaging. I appreciate that it's 100% coconut coir. It holds water very well, and I've never had a problem with any mold. Plants sprout up in no time. Starting using this product last year, and it's now my go-to when I start my gardening. It has exceeded my expectations.
by ConnerFamily
1 person found this helpful
Very easy to work with easy to rehydrate although I would recommend adding vermiculite or a littl...
Very easy to work with easy to rehydrate although I would recommend adding vermiculite or a little bit of other potting mix because by itself it doesn't retain moisture so you have to constantly ad water. And you also have to add your own plant nutrients which is fine because then you know exactly what's in it
by Highwayworker
2 people found this helpful
I love this stuff for seed starting. I can keep several bricks without worrying about moisture o...
I love this stuff for seed starting. I can keep several bricks without worrying about moisture or mold and it is so much easier to carry around and store. I use large storage sized zip-locks to rehydrate them. One brick fills the bag, the picture was taken after I had used more than half.
by omegatoo
5 people found this helpful
Stay away from this mix! We are proficient vegetable gardeners and tried it this year to save a ...
Stay away from this mix! We are proficient vegetable gardeners and tried it this year to save a few bucks, and instead, it ended up ruining this year's garden. We live in CT and begin our pepper, tomato, and eggplant seeds indoors in March and have a indoor grow-light set-up with heat and ventilation. Typically, the plants thrive and are tall and lush when we move them outdoors in May. We end up with hundreds of fruits. This year, with this Burpee coconut fiber mix, the seeds did sprout but basically didn't grow. After 2 months indoors, they were barely 1-2 inches tall, yellow, and (we noticed upon transplant) basically didn't develop any root systems. In prior years, they have virtually been exploding out of their pots. We held out hope that after transplanting them outdoors into the garden -- which we fill with high-quality compost from a dairy farm -- that they would perk up and have a delayed reaction. Nope. They are utterly stunted. It's like they can't send roots out into the good soil. Even after being in the ground now for a full month, some plants have not grown a bit and others have grown a tiny bit...not enough that we envision they will ever produce anything before Fall arrives. There are peppers that are still 1 inch tall! That we began in March and have cared for painstakingly now for 3 months! We are so disappointed and are facing a summer without any peppers, eggplant, and maybe a handful of tomatoes, despite having started 80 plants indoors months ago. We have paid to run the light system, have compost delivered, and water the entire garden, which all adds up, not to mention our labor. Our garden and the produce it produces are a highlight of our year, 9+ months of the year or hobby and cooking and eating, and this year, it's a bust. We have used Jiffy in the bag in all prior years with great results and will definitely go back to that next year. I should also note that we used seeds from several packs, including Burpee brand and some of our own - 3 tomato varieties, 5 pepper varieties, and the eggplant - so we know that getting a bad pack of seeds was not the problem. The problem was universal regardless of the type of plant or seed source. We also used many packages of this Burpee mix, so we know that the issue was not a bad pack of the mix either.
by CTGardener
41 people found this helpful
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by HomeDepotCustomer
My seedlings have grown very well using this! I prefer...
My seedlings have grown very well using this! I prefer to use compressed dehydrated bricks because it takes less space in my apartment until I'm ready to use it, and it's lighter for shipping.
by ALEXIS
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