Eco-co® Coir Bricks, Pack of 12

Eco-co® Coir Bricks, Pack of 12

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Exclusive | Earth-Friendly Coco Coir for Composting, Planting and More!

  • Carbon-rich coir balances nitrogen-rich kitchen scraps in the compost pile
  • Hydrate these coir bricks for an effective and economical container mix
  • May be added to garden beds to loosen clay soil
  • Pack of 12 bricks

Derived from coconut husks, carbon-rich Eco-co® Coir is handy for layering with nitrogen-rich kitchen scraps and lawn clippings in the compost pile, and it makes a good bedding material for worm composters. Our exclusive Eco-co® Coir is also an earth-friendly planting mix for use in pots, planters and window boxes, or as a peat-free alternative when you make your own planting mixes. Unlike other coirs, our Eco-co Coir undergoes a special process to remove salts and to balance the pH for optimal plant growth. Eco-co Coir has excellent water-holding capacity yet drains well — so important for healthy root growth. Our blend is a mix of fine and coarse grinds to provide the perfect environment for plant roots. Simply add water and each convenient compressed brick expands to 10 quarts of fluffy mix.

Sustainable Material
  • Natural coir
  • Each brick expands to 10 dry quarts for a total of 4-2/3 cubic feet
  • Just add water to expand each brick
  • Gardener's Supply Exclusive

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Eco-co™ Coir Bricks, Pack of 10
 
4.6

(based on 65 reviews)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Odor free (39)
  • Capacity (28)
  • Composts quickly (22)
  • Easy assembly (19)
  • Attractive (16)

Cons

  • Mulch not fine enough (7)
  • Needs solution added (4)

Best Uses

  • Ecological waste disposal (6)
  • Mulch (6)
  • Fertilizer production (5)
  • Kitchen scraps (5)
  • Leaves & brush (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (47), Master gardener (14), Getting started (4)

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5.0

excellent product!

By constant weeder

from New York City/Hudson Valley

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Convenient
  • Easy Assembly
  • Easy to store
  • EASY to use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Potting Soil Mix

    Comments about Eco-co™ Coir Bricks, Pack of 10:

    I am an avid gardener and landscaper who relies extensively on these bricks. They are so lightweight and easy to use, they're a godsend for any gardener, urban or otherwise, who hasn't got a car, doesn't want to lug heavy bags of potting soil around, and/or has limited space to store bags of potting soil. They're a sustainable, renewable alternative to peat moss.

    I use my Japanese farmers' knife to break up the bricks and then soak them in a bucket of warm water when I'm ready to plant. They make an excellent growing medium mixed with compost, perlite and a little organic fertilizer.

    If you stand them on end and slice through the brick to create one-inch thick slivers, they are easy to break up and re-hydrate. They are Gardeners Supply's own brand, so I trust that the coco fiber is responsibly harvested. A fine product at a great price.

     
    5.0

    Coir good base for container planting

    By Bonnie

    from Farmland, In

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy Assembly
    • Odor Free

    Cons

    • Mulch Not Fine Enough

    Best Uses

      Comments about Eco-co™ Coir Bricks, Pack of 10:

      Great for base of container planting

       
      5.0

      Helps my worm and regular composting

      By Judy Harmony

      from La Crescenta, CA

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Odor Free

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Fertilizer Production
        • Potting Soil Amendment
        • Worm Composting Bedding

        Comments about Eco-co™ Coir Bricks, Pack of 10:

        As we don't have much brown waste for our composter, I will use the coir to supplement our green. The worms in their own composting bin love coir as their bedding. I like to refurbish this when needed so have ample coir blocks on hand. I bought some 'not so good' potting soil and will amend it with the coir to help it hold water during our hot months of drought. The 12 pack is a great value.

         
        5.0

        Forget all other potting soils!

        By Buckaroo Dave

        from Garland, Texas

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Absorbs Water When Dry
        • Excellent Consistency
        • Excellent Seed Starter
        • No Irregular Pieces
        • Odor Free

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Cactus Base
        • Replaces Peat
        • Seed Starter

        Comments about Eco-co™ Coir Bricks, Pack of 10:

        I just love this stuff. Have bricks stacked up for spring projects. One quart of hot water gives me a bounty of excellent coir. I will never use any other material to blend with vermiculite or perlite and start my cactus and other seedlings. I am always worrying that I might run out.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        loosen clay soil.

        By Martha

        from Parkton NC

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Composts Quickly
        • Odor Free

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Eco-co™ Coir Bricks, Pack of 10:

            My soil here in NC is mostly clay. The bricks help to loosen the soil up.

             
            5.0

            Useful and convenient

            By Plantaholic

            from Sequim, wa

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Capacity
            • Odor Free

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fertilizer Production

              Comments about Eco-co™ Coir Bricks, Pack of 10:

              These bricks are very handy for adding to pots and enriching the soil. I find them convenient and easy to store.

               
              5.0

              convenient, easy to use and effective

              By babcia

              from townshend VT

              About Me Master Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Eco-co™ Coir Bricks, Pack of 10:

                  I especially like not having to drag heavy bags up hill and out to my planting areas. I can even put the opened bricks into buckets and let the rain do its work.

                   
                  5.0

                  Coir Solves All Composting Problems

                  By Tom

                  from Pendleton, Oregon

                  About Me Avid Gardener

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Coir
                  • Composts Quickly
                  • Odor Free
                  • Sifts Old From New

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Fertilizer Production
                    • Kitchen Scraps
                    • Leaves & Brush
                    • Vermicomposting

                    Comments about Eco-co™ Coir Bricks, Pack of 10:

                    I use this product as a staple or base in my vermicomposting systems. It holds moisture yet is light and airy allowing worms to move through very easily. Coir, along with shredded paper, and leaves work as a common base for all composting systems.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great for more than composting!

                    By Flowermom

                    from Hillsborough, NJ

                    About Me Master Gardener

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Capacity
                    • Economical
                    • Multi Tasking
                    • Odor Free

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Seed starting mix
                      • Top Dressing For New Seed
                      • Worm bedding

                      Comments about Eco-co™ Coir Bricks, Pack of 10:

                      I use these bricks for topping my compost in the worm beds, it eliminates fruit flies and odors and the worms love it. It retains moisture but is not wet and soggy.
                      I also use it as the base for my seedlings. Again it retains moisture, its pH neutral and soil less. Germination rate has improved tremendously.

                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Eco-co® Coir Bricks, Pack of 12

                      By cpns72

                      from smyrna, ga

                      About Me Avid Gardener

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive
                      • Capacity

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Eco-co™ Coir Bricks, Pack of 10:

                          I used this in my 2 patioart hanging baskets and garden bed mixed half and half with the soil. some to add on top of the soil as mulch and look nice. They stay moisture longer to cut down on water chores.

                          It is 2 weeks since I use those.

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