100 litres of Coco compost for £10

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100 litres of Coco compost for £10
« on: January 29, 2015, 08:38 »
I went to Poundland to pick up 10 packs of 10 Litres of Potting soil which actually isn't soil its made from natural coir raw material and is compressed into a block 180 x 180mm x 35mm thick.

1) Cut the bag open at the top
2) Add 3 litres of lukewarm water
3) Wait about 5 minutes for the water to absorb
4) After 5 minutes you have at least 10 litres of fresh potting soil

This is a natural and environmentally product produced out of natural coconut coir raw material
It has good water intake ability and good water repartition in the pot

Picture on left is the top of the pack
Picture in the middle is a pack before and after adding water
Picture on the left is what it looks like once watered

I shall be using this at the bottom of my flower buckets and mixed 50:50 with verve compost for my tomatoes 

If anyone knows if it's possible to find these coco blocks any cheaper please let me know.
2015-01-28 - 10 Litres Potting Soil.jpg
2015-01-28 - 12 Minutes after water added.jpg
2015-01-28 10 Minutes after water added.jpg
« Last Edit: January 29, 2015, 08:40 by cadalot »

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Re: 100 litres of Coco compost for £10
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2015, 11:14 »
Wow that is an impressive price! I do hope they don't sell out before I can go next week. It is just the job to break up the heavy clay soil in my new raised beds I reckon  :D

Thanks for the heads up cadalot  :D
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Re: 100 litres of Coco compost for £10
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2015, 11:33 »
Sunshineband  take a look at Ray's video on coco peat

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Re: 100 litres of Coco compost for £10
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2015, 11:36 »
Thanks for that -- I shall peruse it in details when I return to the site on Saturday  ;)

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Re: 100 litres of Coco compost for £10
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2015, 14:01 »
Today i will be mainly wearing no trousers

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Re: 100 litres of Coco compost for £10
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2015, 23:22 »
I bought 1 of the these  in home bargains  only 89p
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Re: 100 litres of Coco compost for £10
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2015, 07:23 »
not cheap! 70LTS compost in wicks £3.59

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Re: 100 litres of Coco compost for £10
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2015, 08:20 »
3 bags of Horizon 150L only 10.99.
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Re: 100 litres of Coco compost for £10
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2015, 13:00 »
3 bags of Horizon 150L only 10.99.

Is that coir? If so, where was that from, pretty please?  :D
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Re: 100 litres of Coco compost for £10
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2015, 14:54 »
I went to Poundland to pick up 10 packs of 10 Litres of Potting soil which actually isn't soil its made from natural coir raw material and is compressed into a block 180 x 180mm x 35mm thick.

 good water repartition in the pot

Dunno what repartition means :blush:  but I can vouch for it being good for water retention.  I got some last year and put it in the toms pots at the allotment where I don't get to water every day and it worked well.
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Re: 100 litres of Coco compost for £10
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2015, 15:07 »
I went to Poundland to pick up 10 packs of 10 Litres of Potting soil which actually isn't soil its made from natural coir raw material and is compressed into a block 180 x 180mm x 35mm thick.

 good water repartition in the pot

Dunno what repartition means :blush:  but I can vouch for it being good for water retention.  I got some last year and put it in the toms pots at the allotment where I don't get to water every day and it worked well.

There wording off package....

noun 
1.  distribution; partition.

2.  reassignment; redistribution.

verb (used with object) 

3.  to divide up.

4.  to partition or subdivide again; reapportion; redistribute. 

It is made in Holland  :nowink: :lol:

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Re: 100 litres of Coco compost for £10
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2015, 12:52 »
3 bags of Horizon 150L only 10.99.

Is that coir? If so, where was that from, pretty please?  :D

Its 100 recycled and organic best vote from which magazine I've used it for years from a local independent garden centre.

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Re: 100 litres of Coco compost for £10
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2015, 14:02 »
I shall have to look around as Poundland didn't have any this morning  :(

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Re: 100 litres of Coco compost for £10
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2015, 14:26 »
Sunshineband  take a look at Ray's video on coco peat

O1Gq8X2jci0

Well he sure went on  :lol: :lol:

But made good sense overall. Thanks cadalot

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Re: 100 litres of Coco compost for £10
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2015, 15:28 »
Yep Ray wonders but he is a great guy and I just love Rascal and the chickens



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