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Coconut Husk, Vietnam

April 15, 2010

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  1. April 8, 2013 10:08:43 pm

    Is it good mulch on it’s own or does it need to be composted first Spencer? I have found coir to be very hydrophobic unless it is composted.

    • April 11, 2013 10:08:43 pm

      I find it makes a great soil amendment, for a nursery potting mix. 10% shredded coconut husk with your normal mix.

      • April 11, 2013 10:08:26 pm

        Its a major proponent of every potting mix here in Australia but if it’s allowed to dry out it gets pretty hydrophobic. I figured that using it as mulch might suck water out of the soil? I guess if you top dressed with it, it might be very useful (especially if you used a coarser mulch over the top?) its all about keeping that soil moisture in the ground here on Serendipity Farm and our long hot summers appear to be doing their best to evaporate every drop! 🙂

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