Soil 50% and 50% coco coir?

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  1. Hello its my first time growing its impossible for me to get the perlite i have at home some coco coir and soil of ph 5.5-6 i was thinking about puting only half coco coir and half soil into the pot without the perlite woud that be good?
  2. no, your plants will drown

    good luck!
  3. If you have a Home depot by you, they have big bags of perlite for $17
  4. If you're not going to add perlite you would be better off doing 100% coco rather than a 50/50 mix or all soil.
  5. Alright thanks im gonna try to grow it only in coco
  6. You might want to check out this site if you're not familiar with coco -
    Good luck. :)
  7. Thank you :)
  8. After I add perlite to my soil.
    I use 2:1 soil to coco. What ever it's worth, I only watered every 2-4 days in 1# pots
  9. If you are unfamiliar with growing in coco I would advise against it....esp if this is your 1st grow. I am a soil man myself and its SUPER easy to grow in. I personally would recommend you use soil with just a little bit of coco added in.....say maybe 10%.
  10. Home Depot or Lowes, 5 dollars for a bag of perlite.
  11. 50/50 Perlite/Soil mix, DO NOT START OFF WITH COCO!!! Trust me, do soil and perlite, you will be happy you did

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  12. I ask both of you - Why?
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  13. Happy soil add the PERLITE and u will be ok

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  14. The reason I said that Mick is because I have seen too many people try to start off with straight coco and COMPLETELY jack the watering schedule up. Coco, in my opinion, is waaaay different than soil. I too once tried a coco only grow when i first started out....i quickly moved it to soil. I obviously could grow coco only now...but i've personally seen too many "fails" from newbie's trying coco only.
  15. I think most newbies have trouble no matter what medium they use. The main problem I see with coco is that people treat it like soil and wonder why they fail. You certainly don't have to worry about over watering coco like in soil - which is a major problem with newbies. Different strokes my friend.
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  16. Well this is what i did i had 2 seeds both of them germinated blueberry auto that had a bit longer root ive put into 25l pot whit 80%coco20%perlite into the other pot pot which is smaller one 15l i hope its big enough whit soil mix of 80%soil20%perlite hope everything goes well
  17. Just remember that coco and soil have different pH and feeding requirements.
    Good luck.
  18. I agree I have a thread about this exact topic. Afte three runs in soil with subpar results I am trying coco and nice big looking seedlings after 1 1/2 weeks. I feel coco is very simple no matter what medium you are in you have to mix nutrients, coco. Just takes away the stress of figuring out when to water. (Every morrning to 20% runoff) easy ass it gets.imho
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  19. As you know mick I am running in mother earth coco perlite mix and I am using it straight but after reading the back of the bag it says mix 50/50 with soil. I wonder what there thoughts are, I'm gonna go check it out.

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