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Post  rob62 on Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:15 pm

Hi all, just a newbe question. Can I use coconut fibre in place of peat moss? Very Happy
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Post  sanderson on Mon Feb 17, 2014 12:35 am

Short answer, yes.  Type in Coir in the Search box in the upper left.  There are a lot of topics about coir.

Edit: I just realized you are from Australia and I think coir is used quite a bit down there and in other places where it would be very expensive to import peat moss. There's raw coir with. I think, "salts." And then there's treated coir, which I think is soaked to remove most of the "salts." Just read up on it before using it.


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Post  walshevak on Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:32 am

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Post  rob62 on Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:15 am

Thanks for the advice, and yes I will post photos in the future. Very Happy
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Post  camprn on Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:35 am

Coir may be used as a substitute for sphagnum peat, but is should not be used in the same proportions and should be used with caution as the following research article proves.

http://cpl.usu.edu/files/publications/factsheet/pub__9468201.pdf

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Post  sanderson on Tue Feb 18, 2014 1:42 pm

Camp, That was a good study. Thanks for posting it.

I wonder if they had added non-fat powdered milk if it would had helped the calcium uptake problem. Like milk and epson salts helps for BER. Of course, homemade compost would have helped but this was a study of pure product (if I read it correctly). First cup of coffee  reading 
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Post  camprn on Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:11 pm

@sanderson wrote:Camp,  That was a good study.  Thanks for posting it.

I wonder if they had added non-fat powdered milk if it would had helped the calcium uptake problem.  
Calcium nitrate is the soluble form of calcium that plants need. I know that limestone and eggshell and other things provide the calcium nitrate but I am not sure that powdered milk provides this form. I need to do more research.
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Post  rob62 on Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:22 am

Thanks camp, lots to study, might just add dolomite lime as a precaution Very Happy !
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Post  camprn on Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:53 am

@rob62 wrote:Thanks camp, lots to study, might just add dolomite lime as a precaution Very Happy !
OK, but be aware it may take several months for the dolomite to convert to the usable Ca.

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Post  rob62 on Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:28 am

Thanks camp, I will keep an eye on it and hold off planting for a couple of months. Very Happy
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Post  sanderson on Fri Feb 21, 2014 2:38 am

Rambo, where are you when we need you!  Maybe you can help Rob so he doesn't need to add dolomite!

Check out his topic "My Table Top Project Down Under" in the Search Box.  Rambo found some good sources for Mel's Mix and his garden flourished!

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Post  rob62 on Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:53 am

Cheers sanderson, just looked the posting for rambo up. Thanks for the heads up!  Very Happy
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