Thursday, May 15, 2014

Grow Your Own Food

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Using Coconut Coir Pellets for Seed Starting
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May 14, 2014

I use Coconut Coir pellets OFTEN!  When I volunteer at a local school, hauling a bag of pellets is so much easier than dirt and all of the supplies.

Here are my tips for using Coconut Coir Pellets.

Using Coconut Coir Pellets for Seed Starting

These little pellets are AMAZING! 

Check out MY results using Coconut Coir pellets.

Step 1: Take out your Coconut Coir Pellets.  I like to use a large tray

Step 2: Add water to tray and Coconut Coir Pellets.  Using warm water might help them "grow" faster.

 Step 3: Add seeds to the hole and gently cover or "squish" coconut coir.

Step 4: Place in a warm sunny place and keep moist.  This is where the real growing happens!
Pepper seedlings in Coconut Pellets
Once the roots start to stick out of the pellet it is time to transplant.  I chose to transplant into a container for now while I care for these peppers.  While they continue to grow I will prepare my garden bed.   
Peppers grown in Coconut Pellets
About Coconut Coir Pellets:
The very best pellet for seed starting!
Add water, and the Coconut Pellets quickly swell to become a perfect self contained pot with its own perfect medium for starting seeds. Seeds are nurtured within the pellet to germinate faster into young seedlings. Roots emerge easily through the porous walls of the pellet as a result of the enhanced air circulation created by the unique design and characteristics.
The  Coconut Coir Pellet - complete with the started plant inside - goes directly into the ground. As a result, no transplant shock occurs, and the plant has full vigor to mature faster. All the young, tender roots remain totally intact.  
NEW Coconut Coir Pellets are more eco-friendly!

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Thanks you and have a wonderful day!
Happy Planting,


  1. Growing your own food is a great idea and the healthiest and safest way to live. I love the coconut pellet for starters. I will share.

  2. My husband just bought some of these or something like them to grow some Carolina Reaper pepper seeds he ordered from someone. We grow a variety of peppers every year and I also have a small herb garden and grew a lot of romaine lettuce this year, too.

  3. When I worked at a greenhouse a customer asked about something and we didn't know what he was referring to... I think it was something like these! Hadn't before heard of them.


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