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Question reg potting mix
January 18, 2014 - 12:53 pm

Hi all,

I am new to this forum and this is my first post. They say vermicompost and coco peat can be mixed in the ratio 1:1 for a soil-less potting mix. The basic question I have is whether the ratio is as per volume or weight, and whether it is for dry or wet cocopeat. I'm asking because it can make a big difference since coco peat can absorb a lot of water.


Thanks in advance.

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January 18, 2014 - 1:42 pm
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I use the same method with a 1:1 ratio with wet cocosoil + vermicompost by weight. There really isn't any perfect measurement as the moisture/water content in both can vary significantly.

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January 28, 2014 - 2:54 pm
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It is always by volume. Cocopeat absorbs water in its compressed form and expands to a loose materiall(much like compost). it should not be soggy wet. Take a container and take equal volumes of cocopeat and compost and mix them.

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