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home-made coco substrate
    #552354 - 05/01/11 05:11 PM (5 years, 7 months ago)

coco is like 25 a bag at the hydro store seems ridiculous, wondering if its acceptable to make my own substrate from compressed coco bricks, vermiculite and perlite?


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Re: home-made coco substrate [Re: antimatt3r]
    #552413 - 05/01/11 08:14 PM (5 years, 7 months ago)

also wondering how long one can store this mixture without it getting moldy or going bad for example making a shitload at first and using it for seedlings then saving the rest until transplant time?


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Re: home-made coco substrate [Re: antimatt3r]
    #552433 - 05/01/11 09:46 PM (5 years, 7 months ago)

Dry coir will not mold or go bad. Wet coir can, and will especially with nutrient. Yes blocks work fine. I was really hopeing to here you were composting your own coconut husks, maybe somebody will try this one day.


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Re: home-made coco substrate [Re: Flying_Dog]
    #552539 - 05/02/11 08:58 AM (5 years, 6 months ago)

wondering if the blocks from the pet store are gonna be different than the ones at the garden center


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Re: home-made coco substrate [Re: antimatt3r]
    #553309 - 05/05/11 05:41 PM (5 years, 6 months ago)

They are the same, maybe a touch more fiber then coir. Also I have heard the salt content maybe higher but I havent noticed that with mushies, and they are more sensitive to salts then plants.


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