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2008

Coir Blocks – how to use

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You can use coir blocks for seed raising or cuttings. Coir makes a perfect base for homemade composts. You can also aerate garden waste compost with it.

How much coir does one block hold?

A Fertile Fibre compressed coir block (0.625 kg) — the size of a house-brick — will expand to make approximately 9 litres of fibre.

Just soak overnight, and it is ready for use.

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Shrink-wrapped coir blocks

What’s the best fertilizer?

Straight coir contains only low amounts of plant nutrition but can be used for seeds and cuttings as long as they are potted up once established.

NuGro is a perfect balanced plant food for using with coir block, especially as an initial plant food and for subsequent feedings. NuGro is very easy to use. Just add 24ml in 3 litres of water per block.

The compost from your coir block can now be added to your own compost mixes. Or you can add well-rotted manure, green waste, bark, sand, or grit to it for your perfect mix. Potting compost will be produced by adding our specially formulated plant food or 5Fs fertilizer.

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A step by step guide to rehydrating your coir blocks

Top quality coir

All Fertile Fibre coir is quality controlled, from sustainable organic sources at least 50 miles from the ocean. To ensure freedom from salt — which ruins some of the coir on the market — our product is carefully tested. Tests include electric conductivity, pH, density and consistency, sodium, potassium. Coir is the ideal medium for hydroponics.

We have been using and selling coir coco cocopeat for more than 25 years. We buy direct from the manufacture in Sri Lanka and visit regularly to check on quality.

Whether you need bales, bricks, tiles, loose, dry, organic, buffered or washed, we have every type and sort. We supply from one brick to a container anywhere in the world.

You can order as many coir block as you need, from 1 to 1000. Your coir block can be loose or individually shrink wrapped. If you wish to enquire about trade prices for coir blocks then please contact us.