Coir Pellets are the PEAT FREE way of getting your seeds / cuttings off to the best start. Being peat-free they are better for the environment and your plants. Coir Pellets are also easier to use (no more clearing up plastic / polystyrene pots, because the pellets simply rot down in the soil after use) and produce healthier, faster growing plants.
Coir Pellets are compressed coir pellets are ideal for sowing seeds or for rooting cuttings. Add water to them and watch them swell to make the ideal growing medium (3.6cm in diameter). It is always best to sow seeds into individual pellets, so you don’t have to handle young delicate seedlings as it is so easy to damage them. Once large enough, pot up or plant out the plant and the pellet.
- For small seeds such as begonia and lobelia sow a tiny pinch of seeds into a coir pellet.
- For larger seeds such as tomato simply drop 1 or 2 seeds into the a coir pellet. I prefer to cover these larger seeds with a sprinkling of vermiculite.
- For cuttings of tender perennials such as fuchsias, geraniums, verbena etc. (many of the plants used in baskets and tubs through the summer will provide cuttings), push the cuttings into the coir pellets and place in a propagator or simply cover with a plastic bag and keep on a warm windowsill. They should root in 2-3 weeks.
N.B. Coir Pots are ideal for potting on your seedlings once large enough.