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Seed Starting Mix Using
Coconut Coir Fiber


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Potting Mix for Starting Seeds

This slideshow covers how to make a simple seed germinating mix using coconut coir fiber as the base ingredient. The finish potting mix can be used for both seed starting and adding ingredients to for making potting on mixes for older vegetable seedlings as they grow their way to transplanting. [Note]


Recipe used in this slideshow

  • 1 part Coconut Coir Fiber
  • 1 part Perlite or vermiculite
  • Water to moisten

Before starting, have everything you will need ready, the list below will help.


What You Will Need


  • Potting Table, bench or Work Area [image]
  • Containers for potting mix [image]
  • Measuring container
  • Brick of compressed coconut coir fiber [image]
  • Vermiculite or Perlite [image]
  • Water

Important Mixing Points

All ingredients are measured by volume not weight. When 1 part is mentioned, it can be any size measuring container that is suitable for the amount you are making. Ensure the same sized measuring container is used for all the ingredients in the recipe unless a different size or type of measure is mentioned.

As a rough guide here is an estimate of the amount some of the common size coconut coir fiber bricks will expand to:

  • 5kg - 11 lb brick: approximately 75.7 liters or 20 gallons
  • 650g - 22.9 oz (1.4lb) brick: approximately 9.5 liters or 2.5 gallons
  • 250g - 8.8 oz brick: approximately 3.75 liters or 1 gallon

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SLIDESHOW


Homemade Seed Starting Mix


Start Over


This is your base mixture that can be used to add other ingredients as the seedling grow and are re-potted.


For the next page in this section follow this link to seed starting soil using sphagnum peat moss

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More Information







There was a time when coconut coir fiber processes involved being rinsing using sea water and as a result much of the coir on the market had high salt content.

This has changed a lot in recent years with many producers, not all, now using fresh water.

When buying coir for any garden use it make good sense to buy only from a trusted source.




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