This great product is no longer available. However, if you are looking for other bricks of coir or coir products, we suggest this Coco Fiber Growing Medium.
Dry soil and compacted ground can kill sensitive plants. To boost the moisture capacity of soil, you can manually aerate the ground and add fresh compost, or you can mulch the soil with additives that do a better job of holding water. One of the best options is coconut fiber.
For every coconut that's grown, plantations produce coco fiber as a byproduct. The husk of the coconut is a natural sponge-like material that is easy to handle and long lasting. Coco fiber is also known as coir, and it is an environmentally friendly alternative to peat moss.
Coco peat loosens clay soils and encourages strong root development. It has a soft fibrous texture that takes years to break down, and it does not form a crust when it dries out. The crust formed by other soil amendments and fertilizers can make the surface of the ground hard and makes it difficult for new plants to break through.
Coir can also help prevent runoff and erosion. As Coir soaks up water, it prevents nutrients from washing away. Ground that's saturated with water will even resist cracking, so coir can even prevent foundation damage.
Each puck has 3.7 ounces (105 grams) of coir, and your order will include 6 pucks (for a total of 22.2 ounces / 630 grams). Coir expands to five times its size when soaked in water - each wafer will produce 2 quarts (1.89L) of soil that can be used as a potting medium or blended with other soil to boost water retention.Why is coir better than peat moss?
Coir is pH neutral, while peat moss can be highly acidic. Acidic soil can kill plants by hurting their roots and disrupting nutrient uptake.
Coconut husk fibers are a sustainable resource, and harvesting peat moss is harmful to the environment. The plants that produce peat can take thousands of years to grow a cubic foot. Because of this, peat moss is being harvested at faster rate than it grows back and wildlife habitat is being lost.
Coco fibers are chemical and seed free. On the other hand, peat moss can contain weed seeds, accumulated chemicals from runoff, twigs, and colonies of anaerobic bacteria. Sphagnum peat moss is often treated with "wetting agents" - these are chemicals that help it absorb water but they can also harm certain plants.
Each wafer of Coco Fiber weighs 3.7 ounces (105 grams) and makes 2 quarts (1.89 Liters) of potting soil.