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    Has anyone out there tried any "Coir" products (aka coconut fiber) for growing their CPs? Everything I've read about it suggests it should be ideal.
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    They say its something like 14 X water expandable and a renewable resource, better than peat, although most ppl still stick to canadian peat sphagnum peat (quote - I have seen VFTs grow better in peat than coir...) Don't know if true or not, but still you could give it a try.

    Hehe, they label it 'wondersoil' here and say all these fancy things about it (plus marking a ridiculously high price on it), look at the ingredients! Coir, peat...then you won't get ripped off (like I *almost* did) [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

    Jason

    Ps. Is coir 100% coconut fibre? Becuz I used it to make a bog b4 (terrraium bog) - coco fibre on the bottom and a layer of LFS on top? I should think coir alone would be too dense a medium, maybe mixing it in the 50:50 ratio with perlite/sand would help...otherwise you've got waterlogged roots to deal with! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]

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    I'll try get a pic soon [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

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