Well I've finally broken down and ordered 5 bales of coir as well as a seed starter kit from BB. I've ordered grow bags also but in a smaller size than what Bob carries, since I'll have to keep mine inside on a stand and under lights I needed just a tad smaller. Bob was kind enough to explain his set up to me and gave me some great information. Can't wait till I can break them in and give everything a try...I guess I can bottom water the bags (they will be inside) or very carefully water from the top.
Coir, Seed Starter Kit & Grow Bags
Oh goody araness! I sure think you will love the coir, and I think his seed starting system is great. Sounds like you will have a great gardening season!
Well won't use it much for this season as I've already got most of my stuff out in the EB's already (I'm living on the wild side this year) but come fall seed starting I'm gonna be one happy camper!
Congratulations! You're now a bonafide Coco-Nut!
Sit the grow bags in a plastic tub and fill it with water. They suck it up just like a sponge. I poured almost 1-1/2 gallons in the tray last night cause mine were just about dry on top. I stood there and watched the water creep into the cells one x one. Sure enough this morning, they were all standing at attention, saluting the water girl!
Somebody on the coir thread posted a pic of some little square washtubs he got from the $1 store lined up all neatly with a Bocabag in each one. He just fills 'em and let the watering begin. No fuss, and no muss.
And, un, you WILL post sooner or later about how much fun it is to play with the coir, I guarantee it! "Please don't Squeeze the Coir!"
araness, I'm using a lot of Bob's products this year and I've had great success with my tomatoes so far and the other things I am growing. Last year I got tomatoes, but they were far from much more than acceptable and a very puny harvest at that. I really think that with the stuff I got from him and the info I am getting here on DG, I'll have a good if not excellent season this time around. I'm hoping to torture you with my tomatoes the way you've been torturing me. hahah! Man, those things make my mouth water every time I see your pictures.
Edited to say: OOps! I think I got araness mixed up with aries44's pics. Sorry about that! Even so, I want tomatoes and hope you have a great season with the new stuff you'll be using, araness.
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This coco coir is really catching on just like the EBs did! If it keeps going like this we may need a "Coco Coir Growers" thread?
Paw, I was thinking the SAME thing after Araness announced she had joined our club!
I too have caught the bug - - purchased EBs and am now ordering coconut coir and self-watering planters on DG Marketplace (via Boca Bob).
I imagine we should'nt call the thread "COCO-NUTS," right?
ROTF, the Coco-Nuts does have a nice ring to it!
I also bought some grow bags from Bob.
Can't wait to see how my tomatoes will turn out this year.
I've always been a bit nuts, so this fits right in. Congrats to all that try out the coir. I have limited experience so far, just seedlings but my back shed is filled with EBs and Coir and Bob's grow bags witing for their turn in the sun. "Soon," I tell them. "Very soon."
Tplant, Why don't you start a new thread for "Coco Coir Growers"? Goodness knows I have plenty of questions and this is a new system that requires a bit of explanation for the uninitiated.
I just ordered the 24" and 12" self-watering planters from BocaBob on DG Marketplace. Also, purchased coconut coir so will be watching for the Coco-Nuts thread!!
I just purchased some from BB too! I would love to hear advice from those experienced in using them.
I started the new threads but did not call it the "The Coco Nuts Thread." LOL
Hey Araness! I was wondering if you've gotten a chance to play in your coir yet? I just love that stuff!
lol, no we received the coir along with my seed starting kit Tue & Wed and since all my stuff is already done and planted no need to play. Can't wait for a reason!