The Pros And Cons: The Ultimate Guide For Growing In Coco Coir

The Pros And Cons: The Ultimate Guide For Growing In Coco Coir

Coco coir is an incredibly versatile peat free growing medium that many gardeners swear by for their indoor and outdoor gardens. Whether it’s tomatoes, microgreens, flowers or using it as a mulch - there are countless uses for this unique and sustainable growing medium. However there are a few things you need to know about coco coir, such as managing nutrients and selecting responsibly produced coir, if you are going to use it to its full potential. In this article we will cover: What is coir and how is it produced The advantages and disadvantages of coir How to use coir for microgreens and vegetables   What is coir and how is it producedCoco coir is a natural fibre derived from the shredded husks of coconuts. This tough fibre is used widely for everything from doormats, ropes and brushes to upholstery padding and of course countless applications in the garden....
Denis Manzke - Jun 28, 2022
Sprouting FAQ - Your questions answered!

Sprouting FAQ - Your questions answered!

Sprouts are the germinated seeds of almost any vegetable you can think of. Compared to the conventional method of growing food, they can be grown indoors with no soil in as little as 4 or 5 days directly in your kitchen. The world of sprouting can be a bit confusing when first starting out. We’re here to make your journey as easy and enjoyable as possible.  We have compiled a list of our most frequently asked questions to fast track your success when growing this truly amazing food!  What are sprouting seeds? Sprouting seeds are simply vegetable seeds selected for quick germination rates, freshness and most importantly have been processed, handled and packaged with utmost care and hygiene. Our sprouting seeds are lab tested to ensure they are as clean as can be and we abide and believe in organic principles and only supply the best quality certified organic sprouting...
Denis Manzke - Apr 11, 2022
The top 5 easiest microgreen seeds you can grow.

The top 5 easiest microgreen seeds you can grow.

While most microgreen seeds are on the easy end of the scale in terms of growing difficulty, there are a few that stand out as our and our customers firm favourites. Broccoli Broccoli microgreens are known to be among the healthiest and easiest microgreens you can grow. Ready in just 8 - 10 days, these tiny greens are a staple amongst many home growers. Broccoli microgreens are a rich source of a compound called sulforaphane, an incredibly powerful antioxidant. Several studies have shown that broccoli microgreens decreased oxidative stress and inflammation in kidneys and reduced blood pressure in the cardiovascular system. Broccoli microgreens are a perfect entry level crop to grow with a mild flavour and short growing time. Definitely give these a shot!  Radish Radish microgreens are probably the quickest crop you can grow.  Ready to harvest in as little as 7 days, they pack a flavour punch with...
Denis Manzke - Apr 06, 2022
How To Grow Chillis Indoors

How To Grow Chillis Indoors

  Chilli peppers are one of the most exciting crops you can grow. There is a huge variety in appearance and flavour. They are ideally suited to growing indoors, in containers or in greenhouses and polytunnels. They are a crop that loves sun and heat so bear this in mind when starting your seeds. They need a long growing season so it’s good to start them early in the year if you are relying on sunlight rather than grow lights. For this example, we are going to assume you are growing on your windowsill. Sowing Sow chilli seeds in module trays or small pots in late February/March. Use fertile soil. Ideally a peat free growing medium with added fertiliser. (check out our peat free compost kit.) Seeds need a temperature of 20 - 25 degrees Celcius to germinate effectively. Using a propagator will set you up for success by giving...
Denis Manzke - Feb 20, 2022
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The Pros And Cons: The Ultimate Guide For Growing In Coco Coir
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The Pros And Cons: The Ultimate Guide For Growing In Coco Coir

Coco coir is an incredibly versatile peat free growing medium that many gardeners swear by for their indoor...
Jun 28, 2022
Sprouting FAQ - Your questions answered!
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Sprouting FAQ - Your questions answered!

Sprouts are the germinated seeds of almost any vegetable you can think of. Compared to the conventional method...
Apr 11, 2022
The top 5 easiest microgreen seeds you can grow.
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The top 5 easiest microgreen seeds you can grow.

While most microgreen seeds are on the easy end of the scale in terms of growing difficulty, there...
Apr 06, 2022
How To Grow Chillis Indoors
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How To Grow Chillis Indoors

  Chilli peppers are one of the most exciting crops you can grow. There is a huge variety...
Feb 20, 2022