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Best/Worst Coco Coir brands for bulk substrates?
Shroomite posted a topic in MycologySeems that some brands of coir add trich as a soil conditioner. This is a bad thing. Some brands are also more dirty and filled with more random stuff like twigs and rocks and sand, also leading to more contam. I'd like to create some consensus about what brands you coir people have used, which ones you like best, and why. Also which ones to stay away from. The only one's I've come across is the brunnings brand, but I'm not sure whether they're any good for bulk substrates. Is there anything that is high quality, trich free like eco earth available in Australia? Where should I buy from? Thanks in advance, Shroomite
3mm gravels/sands, coir, mediums etc
Drake1337 posted a topic in Australian Native PlantsHey peoples! Right now I am germinating A Courtii and its going well with some learning trial and error. Figured I will skip the T&E and go with sound advice. Reading about and taking Communacacians advice, so am wondering where everyone sources their mediums? So far my main go-to is Bunnings, though I am sure there might be better online sites to order from, with a larger range. Also I did do some searching of the fourms and not a great deal came up, bar one topic that had some helpful info. So a few things I would like to know, one about Bunnings Coir. Its not called Coco Coir, its just "Coir", though is a very fine material that seems to be coconut fiber. Also its got added fertilizers that I rather avoid so I have control over that area. I known this is kind of easy to source online, though would like a reputable source. Another item is gravel or even sand at about 3mm. I am having a hard time finding this stuff and when I tried to siv bunnings Course Sand mix it did not go so well. They have a charcoal, but this might be too large? I thought about traveling up to Newcastle or some said beach though I am guessing it might be "salt enriched". Im located in NSW so any online sites suggested based in NSW would be the go as shipping would be lower. Some photos. No freaking out, I was trying different mediums out of impatience. First one I have no idea, its from a SA bought A Courtii seed so will see what it turns into. These photos are a few days old, more are sprouting now and the ones in the photos are starting to open up. Just went with the advice from one site on germinating Acacia, 1 part course sand (bunnings) and 3 parts vermiculite (going to change to 50% coco coir, 30% perlite and 20% small (3mm) river stone as suggested to me). They are doing well in the "Native potting mix" though needs coir or Verm to help hold water. Also going to go with the long thin pots as this is what I have seen a few members use. Thanks for all the replies!