An enviromentally friendly peat substitute
For soil struggling to retain moisture, Gardens Alive! Coir Brick is a substitute for peat that will help your plants get proper air and water flow. Our Coir Brick is made of compacted coir--the fibers from coconut husks, a natural by-product of the coconut industry (unlike peat, which requires disrupting ecosystems to collect!). When soaked in water, these bricks will expand to 5 times their size. Coir helps plants better retain nutrients and gets essential aeration to the roots--plus it's pH neutral and completely natural. Use it alone, or mixed into garden soil! It's also great for compost piles, where the carbon-rich coir will balance the high nitrogen content of most compost piles. Earthworm composters will love it, too, since it makes a great media for those worms. It's great for our Grow Tubs®, too, since they're light and easy to transport. See our chart for how many bricks you need to fill each Grow Tub. Each brick takes about 1 gallon of water to expand to its full size.
This item ships in both Spring & Fall
Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.
Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.
The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.
Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.
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Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.