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[Aroid-l] My findings about coir

  • Subject: [Aroid-l] My findings about coir
  • From: "Ágoston János" agoston.janos@citromail.hu
  • Date: Sun, 18 Dec 2005 11:03:27 +0100

Dear All,
Coir (or cocopeat at us) is commercially available about 5 years now in Hungary, but nobody has been doing any researches about suitability for bulbs, garden use or anything.
My biggest finding is: it will loose from its texture if its well watered and frozen, becouse of the 8% volume increment of the water (when it turns into ice).
So I may not let it moist if I want to preserve the structure. The other thing is mice love to live in it if it's dry, because it's warm, and hydrofobe.


Ágoston János
Corvinus University of Budapest,
 Faculty of Horticultural Science,
Department of Floriculture and Dendrology
Specialized in Ornamental Flowerbulbs

Bem str. 11.
H-4150, Hungary

E-mail: agoston.janos@citromail.hu
Web: http://viraghagymasz.davidnet.hu

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