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    The massive coir brick has arrived!

    Well, here it is, my own pic comparison of the coir brick VS the coir bale I ordered off Evilbay

    The ad said it was equal to 16 bricks but it's actually more like 24-30 of the bed-a-beast bricks, and for merely the price of 3 bricks! Shipping was spendy ($19) but unless I open a nursery I think I'm set for at least a couple years with this bad boy. The bale is 30 lbs on my bathroom scale and comes in a heavy duty bag and it's big enough to be resealed on one end for easy/clean storing.






    Not sure if it due to being "fresh" or what but the coir is a heavy sturdy brick but it's still a bit squishy, much nicer than the rock hard bricks from the petshop. I know they get water added but the sponginess will help in breaking it up and using only bits of this at a time. Looks like it has a variety of nice textures in it too - I think plant roots will like it!

    If you need a bale of your own ebay seller Mountaingirl is the one selling these. However I just searched for "coco coir" and stumbled across it.

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    What types of plants are you using it for?

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    Is it for outdoor use?

    In a mini-bog perhaps?
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    Thats allot of coir. Is that stuff hard to find where you are at? They have big bricks just like that one for 15$ at the local grow shops around here. Just wondering, I also like to buy my medium in bulk cause it always cheaper.

    Josh

    PS. haha just noticed its from Eugene, Or. thats right down the street lol

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    What types of plants are you using it for?
    I'll be using it for everything at the moment (sundews, etc), no need to buy sphagnum peat for a long time! I'm also gonna use it to mix up a deep bed of terrarium soil and all my outdoor gardening - the stuff is very versitile depending on what you mix with it.

    Coir is basically unheard of here in MN metro area, people only know it at the pet shops as "the expandable bricks", garden centers here only have the coco-fiber rolls/pads - I wish I could have scored this without shipping costs!

    Incidentally I checked the manufacturers site but they only sell in quantity $250 minimum, I definatley don't need that much!

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    Is it better then peat moss? I know a certain place is starting to use it for neps. Might be cool as a mix for them.

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    Oh nevermind my mistake. They use coconut husk.

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    I use coir in the garden seed-starting mixes I make and love it, but standard bricks are enough for me. I use 1-2 per year. Don't try this at home, or anywhere else for that matter, but imagine the outcome of throwing a giant coir brick into a swimming pool. The Chinese better keep an eye on their olympic swimming pools; there's plenty of coir in that part of the world.
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