Coir is ideal for seeds and cuttings. It can be used as a base for homemade compost or added to aerate garden waste compost. Coir is known by many different names including coco, coco coir, cocopeat, coco peat, coir fibre, coconut husks and coconut fibre.
Each coir block is about the same size as a house brick. The compressed coir brick will expand to three times its size when rehydrated with water. It makes approximately 9 litres of coir.
Coir can be used for seeds and cuttings as long as they are potted up once established.
How to reconstitute blocks
- You will need a large bucket/bowl or preferably a watertight wheelbarrow.
- Add 3 litres of water (warm water acts faster) per block.
- Leave to stand for 24 hours. This will even out the water content of your finished material.
- You will find the blocks will expand to as much as three times their original size.
- Break up the material with either a small spade or fork or by hand
- Re-wets easily
- Good water retention qualities
- pH - between 4.5 and 6.5
- Does not blow away in the wind
- Pleasant to handle
- Made from the renewable resource of coconut trees