IME, botanicares 5kg blocks have been the best coir for well aerated fast root developement.
After using botanicare coco coir successfuly for the past 2+ years, I thought I would try Canna's Coco Coir. What I found with canna coir was its consistency of coffee grounds.
Reduced air to the roots, which equaled to the use of root stimulators, and or allowing the pots to dry out more.
Additionaly, Canna Coco Coir is buffered too 5.5 and forces you too constanly fill rezs with ph up.
Botanicare Coir, allows you to use right after broken down, setting initial ph at 6.3 for a couple feeds, After that, you have very little ph swing that requires adjusting.
However, this is based upon that I use Canna Coco Nutes.
alright mate. i've been looking at botanicare coco recently. i'm used to using rough grade coco coir, and was wondering if theirs is the same grade? the stuff i get is full of salts when you recieve it, so you have to give it a good rinse b4 you use it. which is a pain in the ass. i feel you on the canna stuff. its far too fine and does not drain as well. have you looked at their gerbera disks. not sure if you can use it for growing cannabis or not. heres a link, what do you reckon?
Hey now....good to see ya biggs, its been a while. Nah, I haven't tried those pucks bro, never seen them before actualy.
Sorry mate, to hear about the salty blocks. Can you not access Botanicares 5Kg compressed blocks?
Additionaly, empire organics offers bails of coco croutons that have excellent reviews. Certainly its well aerated for outstanding root developement. Also, it has very little too no salts.
alright berryhill. unfortunatley, none of my local grow shops stock botanicares stuff. so i think i'll have to order some off the net. thanks for the heads up on the empire organics range. will defo have to look into them. thanks again mate.