Drawing nutrients from the soil that surrounds them, when it comes to successfully growing from seed, cuttings or established plants, it’s essential to get your soil conditions just right. This is where vermiculite can help.
Vermiculite's key features include stabilising soil through effective aeration, and excellent moisture and nutrient retention - plus it won’t decompose or rot over time.
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