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 Post subject: Coconut Bark
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:38 pm 
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I am trying to make my own potting soil as recommended on the Dirt Doctor learning articles and it calls for coconut fiber and when I go to my garden centers they do not carry it but the local pet store carries coconut bark and i was wondering can the bark be used in place of the coconut fiber? I have no idea what the fiber looks like so not sure really what i am looking for. Thanks for any help anyone can provide.


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 Post subject: Re: Coconut Bark
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:02 pm 
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Coconut fiber is also known as coir. Many independent garden centers carry it in bricks that have to be hydrated. These stores should carry it: http://www.dirtdoctor.com/Dirt-Doctor-O ... vq3933.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Coconut Bark
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 3:10 pm 
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Thanks for the reply but I live in Corpus Christi so that would be quite a drive to get to any of those places you posted. I take it that the bark cannot be used then?


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 Post subject: Re: Coconut Bark
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:17 pm 
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I don't know anything about the coconut bark, but can help you with your original quest -- to find coconut fiber. Lots of garden centers have it, but they sell it in rolls, or pieces. You've probably seen it and just didn't realize that's what it was (that's what happened to me, anyway...). It's the brown, wiry, peat-moss-looking stuff used to line hanging baskets. Check this out:
http://www.yardzooks.com/mm5/Replacemen ... 7QodfiOfJg
(by the way -- I'm not recommending Yardzooks -- I just wanted to give you a picture...)

Once you have your piece, or roll, you can cut or tear it to put it in your homemade potting mix. (It's MUCH easier to cut it, than tear it...)

Happy gardening!

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 Post subject: Re: Coconut Bark
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:44 pm 
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Thank You for your reply but i have found a source and of all places it is at Petsmart, they use coconut fiber as a beeding or something for the reptiles. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Coconut Bark
PostPosted: Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:18 pm 
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Thanks TexDirt. That's great to know! :D I'm glad you found some AND I'm glad you came back and shared where you found it.

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