For how long can I store bags of Fertile Fibre?
Fertile Fibre growing mediums up to 9 months
Fertilisers up to 2 years
Storage should be under the right conditions—outside, preferable off the ground, and out of direct sunlight. A cool dry shed is ideal—but not under the staging in the greenhouse. Once opened, reseal bag.
What is slow release?
Slow release refers to the nutrients in our composts. This is the plant food content which is held within the growing medium, and its release is dependant on moisture and heat.
Transporting coir from Sri Lanka sounds rather un-ecological
Considerable effort and good technology ensures that coir is shipped very efficiently. We only transport by sea, which is relatively low impact. One container brings 285 cubic metres of finished material.
I keep getting a green mould on the surface of the pots
This is caused by over-watering. See our recommendations on this website.
What are the main differences between Fertile Fibre coir and peat based products?
Our products use coir as the bulk medium. In practice, you won’t notice much difference, as the performance is similar. It has excellent water holding and root development properties.
But you will notice that coir is lighter in weight, cleaner to handle.
Importantly though, coir is a renewable resource: The coir we use is a by-product from other processes, and is not depleting a finite resource.
I occasionally see white bloom in patches on the top of compost
This is caused by plant food mineralising on the surface of the growing medium. This is exaggerated by excess heat, high humidity and poor light levels. To solve the problem reduce the heat or humidity and increase the available light. A sprinkling of coarse sand onto the surface helps.
Can I still use my biological control now that I use coir?
Yes, biological control is compatible with all our growing mediums
What is the difference between Seed, Multipurpose and Potting composts?
The blend of plantfood is different in each mix, optimised for the particular application.
Can I grow orchids in Fertile Fibre?
Soon! Fertile Fibre’s orchid medium will be made available for purchase on our online shop…