FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Coco Bliss

Coconut coir growing medium comes from the coconut's fibrous husk (known as coir) that is bound together by lignin (known as pith).

After the husk is immersed in water for 6 weeks, the fiber is extracted mechanically, and the pith is left behind as a waste product and stored in heaps to age.

Coir is the coarse fibers and sponge-like pith material that make up the thick husk of the coconut fruit.

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One block can make 2.25 cubic feet fully expanded.

It should be 100% fiber with no chips. If you'd like Coco Bliss Chips, we offer them in 10lb bricks as well.

Yes, it is a completely sustainable alternative to peat moss. Many people like using it more than peat moss, as it can be re-used with the same effectiveness.

Yes, you should rinse it in hot water before use. It is also recommended to pre-soak the coir for 12-24 hours with a buffering solution high in calcium; this displaces the sodium and balances the naturally occurring potassium.

Yes! It is a great medium for worm bins, simply rinse it before use and let it dry a little bit.

Neem Bliss

Directions for use:

Mix 1 1/12 teaspoons of Neem Bliss per quart of water (1oz/gallon), plus a 1/2 teaspoon of mild dish soap per quart of water (2tsp. /gallon) as an emulsifier. Shake well.

Neem oil may solidify at cooler temperatures. Store above 70 degrees and below 90 degrees Fahrenheit. If oil thickens, simply place it it in hot water.

Do not leave it out in the sun.

Application:

Spray the diluted solution thoroughly on all plant surfaces, including both sides of leaves. The solution can also be used as a soil drench. Use once every 7-10 days. Apply early in the morning or late in the evening for best results.

Do not apply in direct sunlight. Always spot test first for sensitivity to sprays.

Neem oil has a low toxicity for humans. However, it is important to follow the directions carefully and minimize contact with undiluted oil.

In small quantities it can be harmless, but it's best to avoid ingesting it. The EPA considers neem oil to be a "low toxicity" substance.

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Yes! Similar to coconut oil, it is solid at room temperature.

Neem oil does naturally have a bad smell. It should have a slight garlic/ sulfur smell. This is normal and should be an indicator that it's fresh and ready to be used.

Neem oil generally has a shelf life of around two years if stored properly.