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Coco Coir vs Peat Moss
    #2873820 - 07/09/04 05:08 PM (19 years, 10 months ago)

I was wondering (besides saving the environment) what benifits coir has over peat moss. I've been thinking of using coir instead but its harder to find around here. I can order some but is it worth it? I guess the pH is more balanced too making it a bit easier without dealing with lime but anything else?

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Re: Coco Coir vs Peat Moss [Re: scatmanrav]
    #2873864 - 07/09/04 05:25 PM (19 years, 10 months ago)

did you check pet shops fed myers walmart all those places carrie coco coir its way better imo for ease of use and shit


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Re: Coco Coir vs Peat Moss [Re: scatmanrav]
    #2874001 - 07/09/04 06:20 PM (19 years, 10 months ago)

coir can be found in any pet store as reptile bedding and i hear it works very good.

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Re: Coco Coir vs Peat Moss [Re: scatmanrav]
    #2874023 - 07/09/04 06:29 PM (19 years, 10 months ago)

I do not agree in using coco coir, it seems to colonize way to much, and create overlay.

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Re: Coco Coir vs Peat Moss [Re: Cryogenicz]
    #2874435 - 07/09/04 09:06 PM (19 years, 10 months ago)

My friend had problems with that but after experimenting, he figured out how to cold shock it ,use the correct thickness of coir, and time it out so the flush occured just as the mycelium penetrated the surface. He got some impressive yields too but you do have to be careful of fast growth through coir.

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Re: Coco Coir vs Peat Moss [Re: scatmanrav]
    #2874551 - 07/09/04 09:49 PM (19 years, 10 months ago)

^^ exactly, timing is everything. Peat will overlay just as well as coir will, although not nearly as thickly. I think a mixture of peat and coir would be beneficial for texture as it seems to make a bit more porus casing texture than peat. Peat typically mats down for me when watering and does not have the same "open texture" as coir. Peat is fine at application until you need to water, then it loses the desired texture...

Both work well on their own though. I have even used peat without buffering once and it worked fine, although I recommend adjusting the Ph, especially in large casings...


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Re: Coco Coir vs Peat Moss [Re: ATWAR]
    #2874771 - 07/09/04 11:01 PM (19 years, 10 months ago)

Hmm I will check out pet stores, I've been looking in gardening places. Thanks for the info..

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Re: Coco Coir vs Peat Moss [Re: scatmanrav]
    #2874800 - 07/09/04 11:22 PM (19 years, 10 months ago)

That is where I buy mine, one of the big chain stores (hint: you can take your pets inside). The main reasons why I switched from peat was because I had problems with contamination, and I was lazy (no adjusting the Ph).

No matter which you choose, I highly recommend mixing in vermiculite...


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Re: Coco Coir vs Peat Moss [Re: scatmanrav]
    #2875209 - 07/10/04 02:12 AM (19 years, 10 months ago)

i like a mixture of both...


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Re: Coco Coir vs Peat Moss [Re: scatmanrav]
    #2875227 - 07/10/04 02:20 AM (19 years, 10 months ago)

Just for fun, I like 1/1/1 mix of verm/coir/peat and a touch of oyster shell, you can get coir at most local pet stores, etc.


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Re: Coco Coir vs Peat Moss [Re: Alien]
    #3318550 - 11/04/04 03:29 AM (19 years, 6 months ago)

After working with coir more I have decided to change my mind on coir. I think one good thing about coir is that it does not need to have lime added to it. Coir, if used properly is great as casing.


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Re: Coco Coir vs Peat Moss [Re: Cryogenicz]
    #3319022 - 11/04/04 09:03 AM (19 years, 6 months ago)

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After working with coir more I have decided to change my mind on coir. I think one good thing about coir is that it does not need to have lime added to it. Coir, if used properly is great as casing.


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