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Coir Planter Compost Makes 60 Litres


In a nutshell....

Planter compost made of dehydrated coconut fibre or Coir. This is the best compost for raised beds and planters as it retains more water and also aerates the soil. More info below.

Organic & Peat Free Garden Compost

These handy bales contain compressed coconut fibre or 'coir'. Coir is an excellent seed compost with superior water retention. Importantly it's also peat free. Soak the bale in water and it will expand to a whopping 60 litres of compost!

This planter compost comes in a 4kg bale that expands to make 60 Litres when water is added. It is perfect for growing vegetable plants, young plants love coir based soil and compost as it has better aeration and holds the water better. Haxnicks Premium formula with organic nutrients provides faster growth and healthier plants using organically derived soil constituents including nutrients, trace elements and minerals to provide balanced nutrient retention within the coir. Mycorrhizal fungi enables a greater absorption of nutrients, producing faster growth and increased disease resistance.

Re-hydrating Coir Blocks

Coir Compost is made from compressed coco peat or coconut fibre. The bales have been compressed for easy transport and handling but need to be re constituted by adding water to make a light and fluffy peat free planting medium.

Soak each block individually in a wheelbarrow or other suitable large container. You will need approx 15 litres of water to hydrate each block.

Place the block in a wheelbarrow and fill with approx 10 litres of water, the block will start to expand as it soaks up moisture. When the base of the block starts to crumble invert the block and break apart with your hands. Add the remaining water to any dry areas and allow to soak though.

Continue this process until all the compost is moist and easy to crumble through your fingers.

Adding Nutrients
Remember, just like peat, Coir is a sterile compost base and contains very little nutrients in it's standard form. The organic nutrients added will feed your plants for up to 3 months but after that you will need to add a plant feed to coir peat. We recommend mixing our ‘Seafeed’ pelleted free range poultry and seaweed feed to build a low release compost that will feed your plants for over 3 months. Use 2 scoops of Seamungus per bale of coir peat free compost.
Demanding plants like tomatoes and courgettes will benefit from a further liquid feed when the fruits are forming. Coir holds up to 5 times it’s volume in water so is an excellent compost base for holding nutrients added in liquid feeds.

Using Coir
Coir compost holds moisture very well so doesn't need as much watering as peat based products. The surface of a container may feel dry but an inch below the surface may still be soaked. Less watering is of course an advantage but care must be taken not to over water your plants. If in doubt push your finger below soil level to test for moisture. As a rule of thumb you can probably reduce your watering regime by about half.


4kg Bale (expands to make 60 Litres) 

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May 07th, 2019
good quality coir, great texture, and water retention excellent value for money
Lesley J Kirkham
April 20th, 2019
I ordered a raised trough deal which came quickly with Coir compost and seeds. I couldn’t believe how much the Coir expands and it feels lovely. I hope to grow loads of veg this year. Everybody at Quickcrop has been so helpful with my never ending questions and I can’t recommend them enough. Thank you.
Karen Vaughan
March 21st, 2019
I am delighted with the organic compost that I ordered along with worms for my wormery composting stacked bins. Everyone at Quickcrop are very helpful as I contacted them on a number of times to gain advice. I would throughly recommend this company to anyone. I also avail of lots of advice from their informative news letters well done guys . Karen
May 24th, 2018
August 13th, 2017
I would HIGHLY recommend this product. Mixed with homegrown compost it is absolutely perfect for hanging baskets and pots as it doesn't dry out too quickly. Very economical and very easy to use. I also used it with grass seed on bare patches and within 1 week new growth without the birds eating all the seeds!! Quickcrop was very efficicient and value for money. Delivery was fast and I was notified at every point from purchase. BRAVO Quickcrop.
December 20th, 2016
Good instructions and free jellies :-) ! I haven't grown anything in the potting compost that I made from it yet, so can't comment on that.
Maria Canon
February 21st, 2016
This really expands a lot. I put this coir in my all my pots and containers every year and it does the trick nicely. Delivery was sharp and packaging was adequate for my order. I rang up for some advice on an unrelated matter and the customer service was a breath of fresh air.
Ask a Question
Asked By Donal
on April 02nd, 2021
Hi. Would this be suitable as a substrate for mushroom cultivation?
Answered by Niall
on April 02nd, 2021
Hi Donal I have not tried it but i know someone who has and it worked well Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Geraldine Ryan
on March 14th, 2021
As an alternative to ‘Seafeed’ (which is out of stock) what nutrient feed would you recommend for a coir based raised bed in which I propose to plant vegetable plug plants?
Answered by Niall
on March 15th, 2021
Hi Geraldine We should have the Seafeed in stock in about 2 weeks time but if you need it sooner than this the Organic Chicken manure is probably the closest thing to it Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Glen
on June 28th, 2020
Hi was just wondering when you would have these back in stock
Answered by Andrew
on June 29th, 2020
Hi Glen. We will likely have cubed planter compost back in stock by the end of July 2020. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Asked By Mark O'Grady
on June 17th, 2020
Hi, when do you expect to have the coir blocks back in stock?
Answered by Niall
on June 17th, 2020
Hi Mark This should be back in stock on Monday of next week Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Gearoid Conneely
on May 30th, 2020
When will coir be back in stock?
Answered by Andrew
on June 01st, 2020
Hi Gearoid. I would expect the coir to back in stock mid June 2020.
Asked By Pawel
on April 15th, 2020
Hi there,will that be back in stock anytime soon?
Answered by Niall
on April 15th, 2020
Hi Pawel Yes. It should be back in stock today actually Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Virginia Chipperfield
on January 31st, 2020
I've been looking for a source of peat-free compost without plastic sacks. Your coir blocks sound great (and much lighter to transport) but I want to check that they're not wrapped in plastic – the block in the photo is unpackaged. Thanks, Virginia
Answered by Niall
on February 01st, 2020
Hi Virginia We have them loose and in plastic. We are phasing out the plastic wrapping ones so if you are ordering some coir just email quickcrop@gmail.com and we will make sure to dispatch the non plastic wrapped ones to you Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Peter
on May 17th, 2019
Is this Coir suitable to use as worm bedding in a worm bin? Many Thanks Peter
Answered by Niall
on May 20th, 2019
Hi Peter Either this or peat are probably the two best bedding mixes for worms Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Lesley J Kirkham
on April 09th, 2019
Hi I am considering a raise bed. If I use Coir with your fertiliser would the Coir need replacing every year ?
Answered by Niall
on April 10th, 2019
Hi Lesley No the coir doesn't need to be changed each year however you will need to add additional nutrients to it each winter. Vegetables are hungry crops and will deplete the trug each year. It is easy to add nutrients over the winter by just adding a bag of Envirogrind or Seafeed pellets Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Lesley Kirkham
on April 06th, 2019
I have never grown veg and I am very interested in your raised bed 1.8. How many bags of Coir would it need to fill it ? Would Coir be better than compost ? How often would I need to water the veg ? I have a habit of either over watering potted plants or underwatering. Sorry about all the questions.
Answered by Tony
on April 09th, 2019
Hi, in order to fill a 6'x4'x7" raised bed you will need 7 bags of coir. Coir is a sterile compost base and contains very little nutrient. You will need to add a plant feed to coir peat. We recommend mixing our ‘Seafeed’ pelleted free range poultry and seaweed feed to build a low release compost that will feed your plants for over 3 months. Water your veg daily throughout the growing season, taking a break during wet weather.
Asked By Lesley Kirkham
on April 06th, 2019
What do you recommend instead of Seamungus now that it is no longer available please ?
Answered by Tony
on April 09th, 2019
Hi, Seamungus has been rebranded and is now sold directly by us as Seafeed.
Asked By Kevin
on April 24th, 2018
Could you fill a raised bed with just coir, or would you need to mix topsoil or compost, and at what kind of ratio?
Answered by Niall
on April 25th, 2018
Hi Kevin You can of course and lots of people do. The only big draw bag is coir has very little nutrients in it however this one has some so you are best to add a high nutrient rich slow release feed such as Seafeed. Not a liquid based one as this doesn't hold in the coir. Other than that it is ideal for raised beds Regards Niall Quickcrop
Asked By Anne Conneally
on April 05th, 2018
If I mix coir with envirogrind in a 50/50 ratio and add a couple of handfuls of poultry pellets to my containers will that feed my tomatoes, cucumbers and strawberries for the season. Also can I add the spent mixture to my raised beds at the end of the season and how much 'good' will be left in it ?
Answered by Niall
on April 06th, 2018
Hi Anne Your plan sounds very good however i would be recommending one third Envirogrind to two thirds coir and then some of the poultry pellets. Tomatoes and cucumbers are very hungry crops. Strawberries not so much however adding the spent compost to your beds is still a good idea as it will bulk them up and will still have nutrients left in it Regards Niall Quickcrop
Asked By jose
on April 18th, 2017
How many per palette would you be able to supply? Can you supply in Bulk? (eg:200) what is the cost?
Answered by Andrew
on April 24th, 2017
Hi Jose. We can supply a pallet of Coir. Please mail me on quickcrop@gmail.com and we can discuss.
Asked By Francesco
on June 03rd, 2015
In a vegtrug 1.8m would you add one of these to the soil? I will be buying bags of soil locally since I don't want to ask for the shipment of 400 litres of soil from the UK (it seems a waste of resources). Thanks in advance, F.
Answered by Andrew
on June 04th, 2015
I would buy compost locally as you suggest and add our 'Seafeed' manure and seaweed pellets for extra plant feed.

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