The Foundation of Healthy Soil
Our Coco Coir is sold either hydrated (minimally for shipping) or in dry brick form. When hydrated, it is triple-rinsed in pH-neutral water to remove excess salts, and it's ready for immediate garden or houseplant use. When dry, add water to expand the brick to make your soil mix. Our Coco Coir bricks are low EC washed for salt and are pH-neutral. An estimate of how much soil each dry brick makes is below.
Coco Coir, the cornerstone of our soil mixes, is derived from the husk of coconuts, a renewable resource that underscores our commitment to sustainability. This fibrous material is a game-changer in the gardening world, known for its remarkable ability to retain moisture while still providing excellent drainage. Unlike traditional peat moss, coco coir boasts a near-neutral pH level, making it suitable for a wide range of plants.
But why is coco coir so crucial for plant health? Its structure is key. The coir fibers create air pockets within the soil, promoting oxygenation of the root zone – an essential factor for healthy root development. Moreover, its moisture retention capabilities mean that water is readily available for the roots, but without the risk of waterlogging, thanks to its inherent drainage properties.
Coco coir's benefits extend beyond its physical attributes. It serves as a stable base for our soil mix, neither compacting over time nor decomposing rapidly, ensuring a consistent environment for plants' roots. Its sustainability is another plus – coco coir is a byproduct of the coconut industry, making it an eco-friendly alternative to peat moss, which requires disruptive harvesting from peat bogs. In essence, coco coir provides a solid, sustainable foundation for our soil mix, ensuring your plants have the best start in their growth journey.
Estimated soil generated by hydrating dry bricks:
- 250g (0.56lbs) = 1 gallon hydrated
- 650g (1.4lbs) = 2.5 gallons hydrated
For more information and application instructions, see our dedicated page to Coco Coir