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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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Product Overview

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 Amendment Type
Coco Coir
Soil Matter
Organic
Soil Type
Specialty

Warranty / Certifications

Mulch and Soil Council Certified
No

Questions & Answers

34Questions54Answers

How many cubic feet does 1block cover

Asked by Freddi June 6, 2018
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1 cubic foot = 6.4285 US dry gallon. 18 gallons = 2.8 cubic feet ( or more exactly 2.800031111456794 cubic feet ).

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.

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.

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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I use coir as a seed starter and love it. My tomatoes and other plants come out fantastic and I find it super easy to work with, especially when potting up or separating seedlings. As for nutrients - they don’t need any until the first true leaves develop, then I use a VERY dilute mix of liquid fert. I use miracle grow because it’s odorless, but I know some folks use a dilute fish emulsion which I have, but prefer to use outdoors. When it’s time to pot up, I throw a handful of worm castings into the mix, and I find that I don’t need to fertilize the plants much at that point. Also, to sterilize, all you need to do is use boiling water, which hydrates the coir faster anyway.

Is the coir come in cubes or string fibers?

Asked by MJL July 12, 2016
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Mostly pith (dusty fine grains), small amount of med to small fiber strands.

How many bricks to the bag?

Asked by Fairyg90 October 30, 2015
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1 brick

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.

Is this Medium suitable to mix with diatomaceous earth for succulents and cactus growing?

Asked by RicardoG June 7, 2018
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Limited use in succulents as this help hold water, succulents do not need a lot of water.

Is this safe to use in a tarantula or other invertebrates enclosure?

Asked by ssSaja10101 April 30, 2018
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Reptile bedding is a common use for coco coir, your 8 legged friend should be okay.

Safe for children go play with in garden? Looking to gather different safe products and textures.

Asked by Renee April 14, 2018
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Yes this should be save for children if they are not alergic to coconut. It is only grouind coconut husk.

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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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