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Re: Coco fiber (was Worm Castings)

  • To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
  • Subject: Re: Coco fiber (was Worm Castings)
  • From: Lester Kallus <lkallus@earthlink.net>
  • 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 -----
>From: <Piabinha@aol.com>
>To: "Multiple recipients of list AROID-L" <aroid-l@mobot.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,
> > lkallus@earthlink.net 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
> >
> >
> >
> >

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