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  Re: coconut fiber, three pennies more, plus two centavos
From: "Peter Wunderlin" pmdes at iafrica.com> on 2000.06.04 at 13:54:39(4686)
Hi everybody,
To put my 2 cents into this as well. I use use the compressed version of
cocopeat as they call it mainly for germination of seeds.
I make a mix of about 50-50 with cocopeat in brickform and perlite. I have
had pretty good results with palm, cycad and anthurium seeds. I want to
point out that I dont use this medium for planting out plants as it has not
much nutritional properties and once seeds are germinated they obviously
need something that does not decompose otherwise we look for trouble with
root rot etc etc.
One advantage of cocopeat supplied in brickform that it is free of insects
and fungi. I have been told that the material has to be gamma radiated
otherwise they wont let it into the country. How true that is is another
story of course.
Best Regards
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