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Old 12-27-2019, 10:47 PM   #43 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by mushtaq86 View Post
Mike

Keep me updated on how your bananas grow using coco coir, mine are doing great at the moment, for the short period that I have been using coco coir.

I am going to try Hector's method of using pool silica sand next year.
Wow....... while coir was and is a great amendment it did not stretch and fill as I was expecting.
Close inspection revealed an awesome component for a soilless mix.
Coir is awesome....but not for me. Cost is an issue
I had picked up 3 blocks of coir and followed hydration instructions.
Loved the way each filled wheelbarrow

Could not get the expanded volume that I was supposed /expected to achieve.
Peat once fluffed seems to have more volume.

Coir is awesome but not for my application



Gabe uses coir with his grow operation with awesome success.

Check out Hectors photos using the silica sand and some TLC.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/151124777@N03/albums

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