Coco(Palm) Peat

Dean86

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How many of you guys use Coco peat?
I can get it instead of normal peat wat you think?
 

kitty_b

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i guess my questions would be price. i can get a huge bag (40 lbs or so) of peat moss for under $10.
 

Cheshire

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I've never been able to find pesticide and fertilizer free peat, so cocobark is all I use.
 

SlovenlyFive

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peat has more of a potential of molding and propagating fungi and has a much larger amount of nitrogen than the coconut fibers. like said before; it's hard to find peat or potting soil that is chemical free due to there intended usage.
 

Snowball

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I use coco fibre subs...that eco earth stuff, its condensed so when you put it in water..it expands ALOT. I bought 3 blocks for 16$ and all 3 blocks gave me WAY to much subs...I dunno what to do with it all...I have what I didnt use on all my enclosures stored in a big blue tupperware storage box.
 

JMoran1097

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just spend the few extra bucks and get the coco fiber. it's pet safe already.
 

arrowhd

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I've used both. I prefer the coco fibre over peat. It is very resistant to molding and doesn't seem as powdery when dry. Just my preference.
 

TTstinger

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Go to a nursery most carry a organic peat and you can get like a half bale for like $4 will last a year lots of peat on a half bale
 

WARPIG

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Peat from a nursery, big bag, little bucks:) it was like $4 for about 40lbs.
 
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