Coconut Coir Brick - Vermicomposting bedding
Coconut Coir bricks are a 100% natural by-product of coconut harvesting, done using sustainable methods. It is a sustainable alternative to peat moss and is used in the same gardening capacity.
Coco Coir bricks consist of the coarse coir fibers extracted from the husk on the outer shell of a coconut. Once considered useless, coconut coir bricks are increasingly used as a growing medium by commercial greenhouse operations. Because of its superior water holding capacity, excellent air space and drainage, coco coir bricks are useful in modern hydroponics and as a soil amendment for potted plants, containers and gardens.
Coconut coir fibers are superior to peat moss and rock wool for structural stability, water absorption, drainage and doesn’t decompose as quickly lasting longer in your soil. When coco coir bricks are included as a soil amendment, your plants require less fertilizers, develop more elaborate and stronger root systems, and are more resistant to disease, pathogens and weeds.
Keep in mind Coconut coir fibers expand 5 to 7 times in volume when soaked in water, approximately 0.5 gallon per 250g brick, 2.5 gallon per 650g brick.