Cocoa Coir and Perlite 50/50 Mix Users Unite! in the
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Coco-Coir is good for: drip systems, dutch buckets and auto pots. Not ...
Cocoa Coir and Perlite 50/50 Mix Users Unite!
Cocoa Coir ( I use Canna Care )
Coco-Coir is good for: drip systems, dutch buckets and auto pots. Not as good for ebb and flow, as it can be washed away. My friend puts LECA balls in the bottom of his E&F pots to prevent this. Works great. If you have a flood tray You can use perlite as long as you get the super coarse ( Perlite pieces are bigger and not so small so they do not wash out the drain holes of your pot's )
Advantages: Superior water retention and aeration, overall a great hydroponic medium.
Disadvantages: Breaks down after several uses; doesn't drain quite as well as others. For this reason, it is often mixed with other media to improve drainage like Perlite.
You can mix coconut coir 50-50 with perlite to improve drainage, or put a layer of perlite on the bottom of the growing bed before adding the coconut medium.
Here is latest video of room using this mix.
Thanks in advance stoners.
Last edited by My420; 05-06-2011 at 05:29 AM.
Great thing about this mix is that it wont get to soaked to the point that it drowns the plants and allows me to water 8 times a day with no issues.
You should check out Botanicare Ready Gro. They have an aeration mix that is 60/40 coco/perlite premixed.