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Coir-Peat and Relatively Loose Coir
    #11322806 - 10/26/09 08:41 AM (8 years, 5 months ago)

So, i was at the local hydroponic store:stoned: the other day getting some perlite and i was looking through the shelves and i found some really cheap packs of what i thought was straight coir compressed, but its actually peat-coir, no terrarium style ultra compressed straight coir in sight, but super cheap, like 1/4 of the cost of the stuff i found at the pet store, just it has peat also.

Not only that, but i also found some straight coir, for indoor weed sub i suppose, or something. Its much less compressed than what you find at the pet store, but also much cheaper, furthermore the hydro-store guys are a laugh ^_^.

Anyway, my question is, has anybody had experience, or do they have anything to say about using the two aforementioned materials as bulk sub to spawn grain to.

Just thought id get some advice/opinion before i go and spend money on bulk sub that ain't gon' work with my somewhat limited budget.

Any reply, positive, negative, or insane(though preferably an informed one) would be most appreciated,

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Re: Coir-Peat and Relatively Loose Coir [Re: Nobitte]
    #11322812 - 10/26/09 08:44 AM (8 years, 5 months ago)

I think it would work if you balance out the pH with some lime.
Peat isn't used as a substrate, it's non-nutritive. But I don't think it would hurt to have it in the tub with the coir. May hurt flush yields, or not. Worth trying, IMO.


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Re: Coir-Peat and Relatively Loose Coir [Re: Doc_T]
    #11322820 - 10/26/09 08:48 AM (8 years, 5 months ago)

I might try it with a 4 inch tray first, before i go and waste 4 jars in a go-nowhere mono.

At 3.50 Jungle Dollars, its a small investment. I suppose i do have to purchase the lime though, where would i find that, is it expensive?

Do you know of any procedure that details using peat-coir and lime to balance?


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Re: Coir-Peat and Relatively Loose Coir [Re: Nobitte]
    #11322828 - 10/26/09 08:50 AM (8 years, 5 months ago)

The search engine can give you all the answers you need- peat+lime is commonly used as a casing material.


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Re: Coir-Peat and Relatively Loose Coir [Re: Doc_T]
    #11322844 - 10/26/09 08:54 AM (8 years, 5 months ago)

Well, what about the loose-r coir?

The brick was about four times as big. Ever seen anything like this, i think the brand was canna coco, a friend of my mine used to use it for his potted plants years ago.


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    #11322860 - 10/26/09 09:00 AM (8 years, 5 months ago)

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Well, what about the loose-r coir?




What about it?


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Re: Coir-Peat and Relatively Loose Coir [Re: Doc_T]
    #11322879 - 10/26/09 09:12 AM (8 years, 5 months ago)

Usable as bulk sub?

I dont really like using the search engine for this sorta stuff because its hard to find the syntax to bring up people who know what theyre talking about. In a so many minutes ive only seen one post talking about it. and i dont think i trust it?


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Re: Coir-Peat and Relatively Loose Coir [Re: Nobitte]
    #11323296 - 10/26/09 11:58 AM (8 years, 5 months ago)

coir-peat doesnt have any peat at all in it. It is basically a by product of coco-coir production. It is the finer dust that is formed during the process of extracting the longer fibers used for coir. It works very well for hydroponic growing, and I would imagine it works fine for bulk substrates too but I haven't tested it.


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