Jump to content

- - - - -

Coir galore

  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 mycobri


    Stained Blue

  • Honorary Former Staff
  • 3,508 posts

Posted 23 May 2006 - 01:59 PM

:cool: After lookin around about 10 horticultural stores in a 20 mile radius, i almost gave up on anyone who knew what coir was. Then my last stop was a supply yard for greenhouse builders. The dude told me to follow him out back. he went into a shaded area and grabbed a block of coir by the platic wrap, held it up then said he got two of these blocks as a sample, and asked how much i needed. i told him just a small amount and he told me just to take the whole block. what a nice guy:eusa_danc

should i store it outdoors in the open air?
in this pic it is in a rubbermeaid storage bin.

Attached Thumbnails

  • coir 2.jpg
  • coir.jpg

#2 perrch01



  • Expired Member
  • 1,473 posts

Posted 23 May 2006 - 02:20 PM

damn, nice find! Next time go to a pet store if you can they sell it labeled as "bed-a-beast" or "eco-earth" usually

#3 BuckarooBanzai


    The Abe Vigoda of Mycotopia

  • Moderator
  • 8,968 posts

Awards Bar:

Posted 23 May 2006 - 06:30 PM

You can store it indoors (in that tub) without a problem, just keep it dry until you are ready to use it.

#4 mycobri


    Stained Blue

  • Honorary Former Staff
  • 3,508 posts

Posted 21 September 2006 - 03:30 PM

i just realized something.
the coir in the above pictures is the horticultural coir that sometimes carries trich (or so i have read).
the bin used to store the free coir pictured above was later washed and turned into an incubator. then all the jars within eventually succumbed to trich.
i still use this tub and it has been cleaned well with bleach, lysol, alcohol and anti-bacterial soap.
so should i just break down and buy a new tub or could it be salvaged by a heavy cleaning?

#5 alpiner



  • Expired Member
  • 429 posts

Posted 21 September 2006 - 04:05 PM

bleach and a scrub brush
I have literally used old trash bins for grow chambers with no problems
heat helps too, as hot as you get the water without hurting the plastic

#6 420j4u



  • Expired Member
  • 166 posts

Posted 21 September 2006 - 10:03 PM

Has anyone used this? I know it's not brick, but hey. Use what you have right?

Attached Thumbnails

  • Coconut Bark.jpg

#7 Lazlo


    old hand

  • Honorary Former Staff
  • 7,620 posts

Posted 21 September 2006 - 10:50 PM

That will work fine.

#8 nomoreusmc



  • Expired Member
  • 940 posts

Posted 22 September 2006 - 08:51 AM

My green house has Cococoir Brand, It was easy to ID I'll see if I can find the label

Like Mycotopia? Become a member today!