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Coco-Fiber Potting Medium

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Item #H16984, 1.4 Pound Brick

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Enhance your soil. Use this expandable brick of all-natural coconut fiber (coir) to improve your soil, making it easy for plants to stretch out their root systems. Loosens hard clay soil and adds water-retaining fibers to sandy soil. Resists compacting and remains porous for air circulation — the perfect, sterile growing medium. Made from coconut husks. Expands to nearly 2 gallons when you add 1 1/5 gallons of lukewarm water. Each brick breaks down into enough coir medium for approximately 4 trees.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Used it before. Loved it. Sustainable product. Better than peat
Mary E W on Aug 7, 2016
Wanted to compare to using peat.
GARY O on May 15, 2016
Used it before. Loved it. Sustainable product. Better than peat
Mary E W on Aug 7, 2016
I love the way it aerates the soil
Charlotte M on Jul 4, 2016
Wanted to compare to using peat.
GARY O on May 15, 2016
Works great in giving that plant the boost it needs to survive and thrive in the early stages of planting.
TRACY V on May 13, 2016
use it mixed with vermiculite as bedding for worm composting
Susan K on May 2, 2016
This is fantastic for pots and for the newly planted trees and roses in my clay soil. I'm in Indiana, and these blocks work better than sand at breaking up the clay and allowing the roots to grow. Good stuff.
Jane P on Apr 5, 2016
I have a lot of heavy clay soil and I found that this product really helps keep the soil from re-compacting after planting. The peach tree I used it on is twice the size of the one I didn't. In addition I use leaf compost and ground tree mulch from the city and incorporate that as well to establish water and air channels.
BRIAN R on Mar 25, 2016
I have used it before, and it is excellent for the soil.
MARGIE B on Mar 15, 2016
We have clay soil and it tends to be wet. Hoping this will give the trees we plan to plant, a good start.
Jeanne D on Feb 16, 2016
I love the way it aerates the soil
Charlotte M on Jul 4, 2016
Works great in giving that plant the boost it needs to survive and thrive in the early stages of planting.
TRACY V on May 13, 2016
We ordered 6 trees and six coco fiber bricks. Is it ok to use 1 brick per tree? The soil is hard limestone. I dug a 3x3 foot 18" deep hole for each
tree.
Dennis S on May 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It really does expand as described, which amazed me and it is peat-like when moistened. One brick per tree is a good start but I would add in some compost, organic top soil or garden soil as well. Remember that much organic material that you add to native soil will eventually degrade so give those trees a good start. Don't just plant the tree directly into the coco fiber/compost: thoroughly mix it with equal amount of native soil. Good luck!
Are you supposed to crumble these bricks or what?
Araceli D on May 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If you soak it in water it will separate into a nice medium. Let it sit in hot water 15-30 minutes.
Does this smell sweet like Coconut or does it smell like hay?
Teresa F on Apr 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I actually didn't notice a smell at all. But if you really try hard, you can determine a faint hay/straw smell. But again I had to really try to even notice.

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Great To Start Your Tree
This material was easy to use and did what it was supposed to do.....Started the tree off, growing like mad.....
May 23, 2016
Purchased
3 months ago
Really great stuff!
So far I've used the CocoFiber potting medium with two apple trees and a bush cherry and all three are thriving. Where I live, it is extremely sandy soil and I have had difficulty getting any kind of fruit trees (or even vegetables for that matter) to thrive. I truly believe my happy apple trees are due to this potting medium. I will continue to use it from now on when planting.
May 14, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
CocoFiber Potting Medium
This is a miracle addition to any garden. Our garden was absolutely beautiful!
May 4, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Amazing
This was really fun to work with for the trees. My friend's kids were over and helped with this part. They loved to see the fiber expand. It worked great and it seems to have made a great impact on the roots as well.
July 1, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
First But Certainly Not Last
This was the first time I had ordered the cocofiber. It will not be the last! I love this stuff. It hydrates quickly, mixes with the soil well and very easy to use. I used one brick for every two trees. The trees must like it too because the are leafing out.
April 18, 2016
Purchased
4 months ago
Too soon to tell
I used the coco fiber but have no idea if it's doing any good as it's been in the ground for three weeks. The trees have growth on them so I guess that's a plus. Easy to mix and I was told that one package is good for two trees.
May 20, 2016
Purchased
3 months ago