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Planters Pride RZP3041 11-Pound Beats Peat
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- Improves your soil
- Absorbs and retains more water than peat moss
- Improves aeration and drainage
- Adds organic matter to any soil
- pH neutral
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|Item Dimensions||6 x 12 x 12 inches|
|Manufacturer Part Number||RZP30410|
|Shipping Weight||11.15 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
Never used coconut coir before, but is used to aerate the soil so the roots can breathe better, move more freely in the soil, and helps to retain moisture.
Regular soil compacts after repeated watering, slowing root growth, and may suffocate the plant. Roots need some aeration to grow and expand, so adding this to the soil should help with root growth, aeration, moisture retention and a healthier plant.
Unlike the other review, this product shipped free this time. Paying $14 or so for shipping would make buying the product online senseless or defeat the purpose.
update: you can fill your tub up at least half way with water. put the block of coir into the water slowly so it does not splash out water. slowly turn the block over and over a few times and let it get wet with the water. in a very short time the blocks will be ready to pull them apart and to speed up the process of getting them soaked. you will be able to see the dividing lines in the blocks. you might be able to gently pull the blocks apart now or slide a dull butter knife in between the layers. it should come apart easily. now turn the blocks around in the water and get them wet on the outside. within a couple hours you should be able to "help it out" by pulling off soft pieces and pushing it into the water. i use this method a lot to speed up the process. you have to work with it to help speed it up but thats how i do it when i am in a hurry. i am having good luck with this product and i have bought quite a lot of it lately. after you get the hang of it there will be no problem. there is no bad smell and it seems to be a nice clean product to work with.
update: i have come across two blocks that were hard as a rock and would not soak up water or loosen up.Read more ›
My experience with this product is as follows. It doesn't hydrate so doesn't expand. It appears to be nothing but coarse coconut pith. It sat in hot water for two days and did nothing. I had to take a hammer to it to get it broken up in large chunks. Put it back in the water for another day. Nothing happened. I am into day three and have managed, laboriously I might add, to get it broken into palm sized chunks. If I wasn't in such dire need of this product at the moment, I, like another reviewer, would relegate it to the garbage pile. This is not easily broken down even when the chunks are fairly small and because of the nature of this particular coir, you are going to have to make sure it is absolutely fine grain in nature or it is not going to absorb water. I would say one package might fill a 5 gal bucket. It wasn't till this morning that I realized that 11 pounds of coconut pith is going to result in less end-use product because it doesn't expand, what you see is what you get - so you are going to get a lot less in this package than in a package of quality coir.
This product may have some use - for it appears it may hold water fairly well once it has been reduced to a fine texture, so for hydroponics it may require less cycles to keep it wet. But ask yourself, how much time do you want to invest? I can open that name brand coir, hydrate it in 30 minutes and have it into containers all in less than an hour. So ask yourself, is a week of your time only worth $10?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I added water to one sheet, I had to break it into chunks and let it sit all night to absorb the water, The next day they were still in chunks, the water was absorbed, with a lot... Read morePublished 16 days ago by J.C.
Arrived as promised. Is a great source of coir for gardening. Place the large block in a wheel barrow, add roughly five gallons of water and go do something else. Read morePublished 17 days ago by me
Great to mix in the soil outside for excellent extra drainage or whatever your application is. You can't get this mix too wet! It's almost impossible to over water!!!!! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Optimo
This is far inferior to other providers. The coir was very difficult to break up, not wanting to absorb water, and comprised of very long fibers. disappointed.Published 1 month ago by jh****
Good value and is very handy for building soil. I'm glad its environmentally friendly too.Published 2 months ago by ~Susan Atherton
I love this product! I used this coconut coir to mix with vermiculite and compost to make my own raised garden bed soil. It works like a charm! Read morePublished 2 months ago by Neil H.
wont dissolve or soften in water. been using similar products for years and this was absolutely the worst. Read morePublished 2 months ago by elycia sherman