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Offline*HeGz*
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Coco Fiber...POLL
    #313748 - 05/10/01 07:25 AM (15 years, 7 months ago)

Hey All,

With Coco Fiber being the latest rage, there has been alot going around about peoples experiences with it. I was just thinking that it would be a good idea to have a little poll, just to inform people of your success and failure, what brands to use and what brands to stay away from, and any TEKs that you have had success/failure with. I am conducting an experiement now with coco fiber and will post my results as soon as available.

Please could you stop the noise I'm trying to get some rest
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What's there, what's there


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Re: Coco Fiber...POLL [Re: *HeGz*]
    #313757 - 05/10/01 08:05 AM (15 years, 7 months ago)


Grow-Brick
Success as casing material and in wood-based substrates.

Natural Beginnings Seed-Starting Mix
Success as a bulk substrate, spawned w/ colonized rye.

For each quart jar:
200 ml rye flour (presoaked or cooked)
50 ml earthworm castings
100 ml vermiculite (could sub coir here probably)
50 ml spring water
PC 70 min @ 15 psi

Cool, Innoculate, wait.

To prepare bulk substrate, just add water to seed starting mix and PC to sterilize. I cooked mine in jars, but bags would probably work even better.

Allow to cool. Crumble spawn and mix w/ bulk sub in tray. Cover and wait for colonization.

Finally, scratch surface of colonized bulk sub and apply coir (grow brick, not seed mix) casing. Allow to grow through, then initiate fruiting.


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Re: Coco Fiber...POLL [Re: *HeGz*]
    #313809 - 05/10/01 10:34 AM (15 years, 7 months ago)

i think i would like it...IF I COULD GFD FIND ANY!!!!

nobody in Atlanta carries these. Ive tried petsmart, pikes nursery, lowers, home depot.....waaaaaaaaaaa

does anybody in the big peach know where to find some??



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Re: Coco Fiber...POLL [Re: Tlaloc]
    #313813 - 05/10/01 10:36 AM (15 years, 7 months ago)

"Gro-Brick" brand is good and available here:

http://www.midwestsupplies.com/hydro/products/grow_sup.htm#Coconut%20Fiber



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    #313837 - 05/10/01 11:19 AM (15 years, 7 months ago)



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Re: Coco Fiber...POLL [Re: McMan]
    #314062 - 05/10/01 04:34 PM (15 years, 6 months ago)

www.windowbox.com carries the gro-brick brand



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Re: Coco Fiber...POLL [Re: oscill8]
    #314121 - 05/10/01 05:39 PM (15 years, 6 months ago)

As well as http://growstuffplus.com. I think, a friend ordered it and it says milleniumsoils coir on it. Looks the exact same except for the label. Says all the same things but is designed different with different name. Is this the same or equivalent? It says all organic, no added chemicals, free from weed seeds and pathogens.


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Re: Coco Fiber...POLL [Re: Tlaloc]
    #314260 - 05/10/01 08:44 PM (15 years, 6 months ago)

I'll kick ya one if you PM me. One block = 8 qts. when wet/expanded. They're only $1.95 (no, I don't want the $)and don't weigh much so forget about postage. Have fun experimenting!


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Re: Coco Fiber...POLL [Re: them_26]
    #314290 - 05/10/01 09:21 PM (15 years, 6 months ago)

Hey McMan I've been scrounging through the posts but haven't found any good info on the preparation and proper use of it, can you help me out?

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Re: Coco Fiber...POLL [Re: magnusra]
    #314309 - 05/10/01 09:56 PM (15 years, 6 months ago)

I've been wanting to try coco fiber as a substrate but I haven't been able to find any around here. I don't know of any shops around here that I would think carried it either. Does anyone know of any good sites on the net for ordering this stuff?



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Re: Coco Fiber...POLL [Re: Sporpheus]
    #314316 - 05/10/01 10:07 PM (15 years, 6 months ago)

Are you serious dude? Look like two posts up and keep going there are 3 yes 3 right up there.

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    #314321 - 05/10/01 10:12 PM (15 years, 6 months ago)



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Re: Coco Fiber...POLL [Re: McMan]
    #314322 - 05/10/01 10:16 PM (15 years, 6 months ago)

I'm sorry McMan but I am new to casing. What else should be in there besides crumbled cakes and coir? And about how deep for each? I have 3-1/4" & 2-1/2" trays. Thanks alot...

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Re: Coco Fiber...POLL [Re: magnusra]
    #314367 - 05/11/01 12:01 AM (15 years, 6 months ago)

Can anyone help? Please!?!

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Re: Coco Fiber...POLL [Re: magnusra]
    #314514 - 05/11/01 06:35 AM (15 years, 6 months ago)

magnusra.. Use the deeper tray. You might want to you start another thread asking for help w/ casings.



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Re: Coco Fiber...POLL [Re: egghead]
    #314579 - 05/11/01 10:11 AM (15 years, 6 months ago)

Thanks, McMan you thoroughly rock dude! Thanks a bunch egghead thank you as well.

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Re: Coco Fiber...POLL [Re: magnusra]
    #315142 - 05/11/01 09:07 PM (15 years, 6 months ago)

It's my first try with coco and it seems to be running great. No signs of contams yet...though to be sure I have to give it more time. It already ran through it about 1/3 and it is only been 2 days. The mycelium looks really healthy too..much better then the peat/verm casing I used before and better then just straight verm too. Let's just hope it keeps going this way.

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