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Excellent alternative to the depletion of peat bogs. Made from a renewable resource (coconut coir or husk fiber), Coco Peat lasts 3 times longer than peat, has superior disease resistance, nutrient storage and water retention (it holds 8-9 times its weight in water). pH range is 5.7-6.8. Organic and biodegradable, it has been extensively tested as a plant growth medium. Used in greenhouse and bedding plant production, on golf courses, in landscaping and erosion control. Bales are compressed 1:5 and expand to a fluffy, dark brown, great-smelling peat when warm water is added. Short fiber, ground/milled. Sizes shown below are volumes after expansion.
We do our best to update our product's organic status, however the status of any product can change at anytime without notice from the manufacturer. Please confirm that the product is allowed by your certifying agency and that it's still OMRI Listed® at www.omri.org
I used this coco peat to plant blueberries in pots. The coco peat comes in a small pkg, and expands with water. I used one package per large pot to plant the blueberries and mixed it 1 to 1 with Dr Earth Acid Lovers Planting Mix. The plants look happy and am excited to be able to grow blueberries on my deck!Review by Debbie (on 5/8/13)
I have used coconut fiber to mix with potting soil, about 3 or 4 parts potting soil to 1 part coco fiber, and it helps water retention and it keeps the soil loose and not compacted. Another advantage is that when I water with a hose, the water penetrates. The mix with coco fiber does not form a water-repelling crust that many soil amendments do. I've used this for only one season so I cannot report on any long term benefits, but so far, I am very happy using coco fiber as a soil amendment.Review by Avid Gardner (on 6/22/12)
I recently potted up some blueberries with Happy Frog Potting soil mixed with coco peat. It makes a great potting medium for blueberries which are shallow rooted and require regular watering. The coco peat helps the pot retain the moisture. It is an excellent product.Review by Linnie (on 8/3/11)