U-GRO Compressed Coco Brick - 70 Litre
Quick and simple to use, all the benefits of high quality coco in a discrete and easy to transport package
The 70 Litre U-Gro Compressed Coco Brick is a brick of high quality compressed coco that expands when soaked and becomes 70 litres of coco grow-medium. Simply add pH-adjusted water to the coco brick while giving it a good stir, this replaces the need to rinse with many non-compressed cocos. The U-Gro Coco Brick is light and small, making for discrete and easy transportation and storage - brilliant!
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- Coco is an ever-increasingly popular growing medium
- U-Gro compressed coco – high quality washed and buffered coco block
- Small and light compressed block for easy transportation and storage
- Becomes 70 litres of top quality coco grow-medium, just add pHed water and stir!
- Environmentally friendly and bio-degradable
- Easy to use
- Free of pathogens and diseases
- Allows very fast growth and a very healthy root system
U-GRO Compressed Coco Brick - 70 Litre Contains:
1 x Brick of Compressed Coco (expands to 70 litres when soaked)
How U-GRO Compressed Coco Brick - 70 Litre Works:
U-Gro compressed coco is made from high quality coconut fibre which is a great alternative to using soil. The U-Gro Compressed Coco Brick turns into 11 litres of top quality coco grow-medium. Because the U-Gro Coco Brick is dry and compressed, it is light and easy to transport and store. The coco is washed and buffered before packing to ensure that is a stable, quality product. U-Gro Coco provides an environmentally safe and economical growing medium which holds lots of water yet allows air to move freely through it providing oxygen for the roots. U-Gro Coco is free of soil-borne diseases and naturally contains trichoderma – a friendly strain of fungus that actually helps protect roots from root-rot. U-Gro Coco is a completely natural product and it can be easily disposed of safely such as in compost or on an outside garden bed.
How to Use U-GRO Compressed Coco Brick – 11 Litre
The coco used in the U-Gro Compressed Coco Brick is washed before being compressed and packed. To use, open out the bag and place it into a large container at least 80 litres in size. Gradually add about 18 litres of water/nutrient solution which has been pH adjusted to 5.5 - 6.5, giving it a good stir as you go. The coco block will gradually soak up the water and expand. Give it a few stirs every few minutes to loosen the coco up and keep adding the water a little at a time. When the coco has been wetted and loosened, it will have a volume of 70 litres (2.47 cubic feet). The coco can then be transferred into pots or hydro system and your plants can then be placed into it and grown as usual.
The coco contains very little or no nutrient so plants rooted into it must be fed with nutrient which is ideally Coco-specific, such as Canna Coco nutrient or House & Garden Cocos. Coco-specific nutrients are formulated to provide more Calcium and less Potassium than other hydroponic feeds because Coco tends to absorb Calcium and release Potassium naturally. If only a smaller amount of coco is needed, the brick can be broken or cut and expanded in smaller quantities by scaling down the amount of added water. For example, if you only need 5 litres of coco, use a little under half the brick and add 1.5 litres of water in an appropriate size container.
When using the coco, take care not to add any peroxide or bleach products as this will kill or severely inhibit the trichoderma fungi.
U-GRO Compressed Coco Brick approximate dimensions: 8" x 4" x 2.5" (210mm x 105mm x 60mm)
U-GRO Compressed Coco Brick approximate weight: 0.75 Kg