Compost Coconut Coir
An Amazing Medium in the Compost Bed and the Garden Bed
Coconut Coir is the ideal bedding for worm composting. To improve your worm composting bed, soak the coir in water until it is thoroughly moistened and expanded, then squeeze out the excess water (like a damp sponge) and add it to the medium. The Coir can be supplemented with shredded newspaper. Coir maintains the right level of moisture for the worms to move through (not too wet, not too dry) and serves as a nice source of gritty, natural fiber in the worms' diet. Coir is also all-natural and naturally disease-resistant, so it is less likely to harm worms (or plants) than peat moss or media with chemical additives. Coir is naturally porous, letting in the air needed for aerobic bacteria to aid in decomposition, and allowing worms to move easily throughout the media. Feed your worms natural compost ingredients like eggshells and vegetables, and they will actively break these ingredients down into a rich humus.
Coir is more sustainable and eco-friendly than the traditional alternative, peat moss. Peat moss is dredged from the bottom of ponds, damaging ecosystems and taking thousands of years to replenish. Coir, on the other hand, is a natural byproduct of coconut farms, which makes it readily available and completely renewable for the foreseeable future. Dimensions (each brick): 2" High x 4" Wide x 8" Deep. Weight: Approximately 1½ pounds.
|Additional Characteristics||Fertilizer, For Him, Greenhouses, Soil Amendments, Soils, Watering|
|Recipient||Child, Father, For Him, Gifts for Gardeners, Grandparent|
|Restrictions||Canada, Alaska, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands|