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11 lb. (5KG) Coconut Coir Block of Soilless Media

  • Just add water; material expands to 5x packaged size
  • Designed to increase nutrient retention and natural aeration
  • 100% natural coir material that has been flushed of excess sodium
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Coconut coir bricks are composed of three different types of compressed coconut coir. This high quality, low sodium growing medium is an environmentally friendly alternative to sphagnum peat moss. When hydrated with water, bricks and blocks rapidly expand which saves you time and effort. They can be exclusively used by themselves, blended together or mixed with expanded clay pellets, perlite or topsoil. The brick will break down on its own in three years. Better still, you can run it through a chipper and amend your soil with it. Incredibly strong, it makes a better candidate for use with enzyme products that convert roots to biomass.
  • Each brick makes up to 18 Gal (72 Quarts, 2.5 Cu Ft, 68 Liters) of ready-to-use soilless media
  • Optimum air to water ratio
  • Increases nutrient retention and provides essential aeration
  • Expands to 5 times its packaged size
  • Great for outdoor gardening
  • 100% organic coir fiber
  • Flushed of excess sodium
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Bag Weight (lb.)
12.95
Ideal For Growing
Flowers,Fruits & Vegetables
Organic
Yes
Returnable
180-Day
Soil Matter
Organic
Soil Type
Specialty

Warranty / Certifications

Mulch and Soil Council Certified
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Questions & Answers

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what is the best fertilizer for grass and what time of year

Asked by Joe October 10, 2020
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Think about when the grass needs feeding the most ... Springtime and in preparation for harsh weather later in the year, Winter, so late Fall before the temperatures really drop. Regarding actual feed, Nitrogen gives grass the most luscious sward so that content should be high. Product-wise ... take your pick but Milorganite would be my first choice.

Is this product certified OMRI?

Asked by JCAT October 6, 2020
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Sorry but I cannot recall. Why not email the producer directly?

Can this be used for seeding a lawn, brown spot area?

Asked by Sylia September 23, 2020
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Yes. That's a common use for it.

How many estimated cubic ft are in each pound of coir? Or how many cubic feet are in 11lbs of coir?

Asked by FocusOnNature June 30, 2020
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Once expanded the 11 lb brick will be 18-20 gallons, or around 2.5 cubic feet.

How thick should this be in a flower garden?

Asked by Shoudow April 29, 2020
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It depends on your watering schedule. I do not have a sprinkler system in my back flower garden. I mix cup(already soaked in water) into the soil around the plants at a distance of 18inches distance around the plant from the stem. It is best to soak in water first so you can see the real amount, it swells up quite a bit. I also at to my potted plants at 1/2 per gal pot. Works very well as a starter medium for cuttings or seeds.

Is this product suitable for vermiculture (worm farming)? Vermiculture requires the coconut coir ...

Asked by JWard October 7, 2019
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The question was: Is this product suitable for vermiculture (worm farming)? Vermiculture requires the coconut coir to be very low in sodium. Worms don't react well to bedding made with pure coconut coir. On the other hand, bedding made with newspaper, shredded paper, coffee gain, grass, food scraps, and then supplemented with coconut coir it works well. The water and humidity retention of the coconut coir works great. The low sodium issue uses granular gypsum works well and at the same time deduces the soil PH.

how large is the package

Asked by Lawrence February 17, 2019
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One brick goes a long way. Increases about ten fold when soaked in water. Thanks.

how do people use this as a seed starter? i will be planting chilli pepper seeds

Asked by Robert February 6, 2019
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Let it soak until it is fully saturated and it will make an excellent seed starter, but so does a wet paper towel. This works by providing moisture without drowning the seed. Or, mix it 50/50 with some soil and then you can grow your seedlings until they are ready to transplant outside. It prevents the soil from compacting and provides moisture.

Can this be stored after opening? Asking because I might not need to use the entire brick.

Asked by matt October 24, 2018
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Absolutely. I have had some of mine stored for almost a year and it had only absorbed a small amount of moisture from the air. I would suggest storing in a sealed container or a plastic bag, to keep out bugs. You may also want to look for multi packs of smaller bricks for easier storage.

Is there a simple ratio for calculating coir weight to water volume for hydration? (I do not want...

Asked by talon July 21, 2018
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I'm typically at saturation with 1kg coir to 3 liters of water. after pasteurization and settling it's just under the leaking point. you can add vermiculite to tighten it up if necessary.

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excellent product it weight 5k or 11 pounds
read instructions and you will be very happy I only use 1.5k and add 2.7 gallons of warm water it expands very quick and make 12 kilograms of coco coir I use it for my worms
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Using for substrate for animals and homemade potting soil mixes. Works great!
Using for substrate for animals and homemade potting soil mixes. Works great!
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This product worked perfectly for what I needed! I purchased it as substrate for my reptiles. Buy...
This product worked perfectly for what I needed! I purchased it as substrate for my reptiles. Buying it in bulk like this saved me a ton of money and the product is the same quality as the stuff you can get from pet stores. It took me only 5-10 minutes to expand the block (I used a garden hose and a wheelbarrow) and I was able to fill a 5.5'x3' tortoise enclosure, a 4'x2' tortoise enclosure, and a frog tank. I also had enough leftover to almost (but not quite) cover my lizard's 4'x2.5' enclosure too! I'll definitely be purchasing this product on a regular basis.
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Love, love, love this product. It is saving me endless hours on my knees weeding. The block expan...
Love, love, love this product. It is saving me endless hours on my knees weeding. The block expands to a wheel barrow full of beneficial mulch. It takes about 7 gallons of water but best to add very slowly, like watering a plant, you will see the block drink it in and grow. Takes about 10-15 minutes to expand. I ordered again.
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Highly absorbant, mold resistant, convenient material to work with, very...
Highly absorbant, mold resistant, convenient material to work with, very pleased.
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DO NOT BUY!!! It did not expand as advertised! Wasted my money and I couldn't even get a full ref...
DO NOT BUY!!! It did not expand as advertised! Wasted my money and I couldn't even get a full refund for a dud! I placed it in a 18 gallon bucket and put water on the coconut coir. I broke it apart hoping it would absorb the water. Did nothing.... I checked back every 30 mins for 4hrs and coco coir was just floating around in the water. Just wasted $16! How disappointing!
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Great coco, no lockout or ph issues. Highly recommended. I mixed with MG perlite to improve drain...
Great coco, no lockout or ph issues. Highly recommended. I mixed with MG perlite to improve drainage.
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Work good as peatmost and renewable. Can be reused if the seed do not come up. Good price to for ...
Work good as peatmost and renewable. Can be reused if the seed do not come up. Good price to for sq footage.
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GREAT PRODUCT FOR MY TORTOISES!
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I have several pet Tortoises. They need organic soil for their habitats. I put the coir in a large plastic tub, mix in the water and add organic top soil (half and half mix). I then put it in all my tortoises habitats. Safe and organic and just the right humidity. No odor and the tortoises love it!
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Big hard block of Soilless Media
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Big hard block of soilless media. The bag is pretty big and the block is about the size of two blocks of ice you might get at the store. I had to mark it down a start for being too big. They should split this up into at least 4 pieces, it is very hard to break apart. I took a picture of some of the pieces I managed to break off. Otherwise soilless media is great for growing plants that you don't want to expose to disease or fungus.
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