Wonder Soil

PVick(6b NYC)April 12, 2006

Came across this product in my web wanderings, and thought it was interesting. Especially for folks like me, who have space/storage issues.

Wonder Soil

Has anyone ever seen this before, or better yet, used it??

PV

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tazdevyl1(z6 NJ)

I've never heard of it before, but if others have and it worked, I will be getting it.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2006 at 3:00PM
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mrsgalihad(5 CO)

I've not seen that before but I have used straight coir and liked that. You can get bricks of coir from pet stores where it is sold as bedding. I've also seen it offered by companies who sell hydroponics supplies.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2006 at 10:57AM
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littleonefb(zone 5, MA)

I would be concerned that is would hold too much water and the seeds could mold and rot.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2006 at 2:00PM
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not_a_contessa(z5b S Central PA mtns.)

Hi PV, that looks very interesting. It wouldn't hurt to have some on hand, I have used a product in the past that was made from coir.

I'm sure you've seen ads for pre-seeded flower gardens that are in squares that you just put on top of the soil, or also come in round shapes to fit containers. DH brought some home one year so I went ahead and tried it. The coir really expands to keep the seeds moist enough to sprout.

Of course Wonder Soil doesn't come pre-seeded, so my guess is that it would be perfect for container growing. I think it certainly is worth trying once to find out whether or not you want to use it again. If you decide to try it, let us know if you like it.

Mary

    Bookmark   April 14, 2006 at 8:45PM
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PVick(6b NYC)

Thanks for the feedback. littleonefb - I hadn't really thought about using it for seed-starting. I do have a lot of houseplants in addition to the terrace plants; keeping big bags of soil is beginning to present a storage problem for me.

I think I'll buy one and see what it's all about......

PV

    Bookmark   April 15, 2006 at 9:42AM
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Nurmey(5 Omaha, NE)

Looks like it's mostly coir which I love using. It holds just the right amount of water and has a great texture. Coir is a renewable (coconut hulls) resource so it is preferable to using peat.

I ordered a few of the coir tablets last time I bought my coir blocks but I haven't used them yet. You are suppose to be able to put a tablet in a certain sized pot, add water, and let it fill the pot.

    Bookmark   April 15, 2006 at 10:19AM
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