Re: Coco fiber (was Worm Castings)
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- Subject: Re: Coco fiber (was Worm Castings)
- From: Lester Kallus <email@example.com>
- Date: Sun, 22 Oct 2000 10:05:16 -0500 (CDT)
One very good reason for my bothering... I can't find a local source for
composted bark and it's so heavy that it will cost a fortune to ship.
If anyone knows of a Long Island source or if anyone is driving from Orchid
country to Long Island and is willing to bring some, please let me know :-)
Otherwise, I'm stuck either paying a fortune for composted bark or else
finding some alternative.
At 10:35 PM 10/21/00 -0500, you wrote:
>Faster or slower, my experience with a commercial mix with a percentage of
>coir was that I could not adjust my watering enough to keep things alive. A
>very, very strong "no" vote from me on the material unless your growing is
>very well controlled, but why bother whn composted bark has all the good
>things going for it as a component of a mix.
>----- Original Message -----
>To: "Multiple recipients of list AROID-L" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Sent: Saturday, October 21, 2000 9:08 PM
>Subject: Coco fiber (was Worm Castings)
> > In a message dated 10/20/2000 11:26:57 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
> > email@example.com writes:
> > > A while ago there was a discussion about coco fiber. I understood the
> > > general opinion to be that it broke down so rapidly that it was not a
> > > material to use in potting mixes.
> > >
> > i think it's the opposite, les. coco fiber breaks down much slower than
> > or orchid mixes (bark etc.).
> > tsuh yang chen, nyc, USA
> > http://www.egroups.com/group/orchidspecies