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Seed Starting Mix Slideshow
Using Coconut Coir Fiber
Sample Of Coconut Coir Fiber Seed Starting Base Mixture
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
It's time to prepare for planting your fall - winter vegetables .
Recipe used in this slideshow
- 1 part Coconut Coir Fiber
- 1 part Perlite or vermiculite
- Water to moisten
measurements and mixing
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
Coconut coir comes in different size blocks and bricks. This slideshow
show how to prepare and make a seed starting mixture using a common 650g
brick. As a personal preference perlite is used rather than vermiculite.
Homemade Seed Starting Mix
- Potting Table, bench or Work Area
- Containers for potting mix
- Measuring container
- Brick of compressed coconut coir fiber
- Vermiculite or Perlite
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
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.
Coconut Coir Fiber
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