Does Coco need perlite?
Keeping this in view, how much perlite do I add to Coco Coir?
Most coco coir growers like to add around 25% perlite to the coir for optimum results, although a number of growers will choose to use a larger ratio of perlite, sometimes 50% with the coir which also works great and allows for excellent airflow.
Also Know, how often should I water my coco seedlings? The frequency of watering depends on the evaporation and the water supply in the COCO. A common rule is; one daily watering is sufficient during the first few weeks under normal circumstances; then increase up to 2 times a day; 2 hours after the lamps have been turned on and 2 hours before they are switched off again.
Thereof, how do you grow in Coco perlite?
Just mix about 15 to 20% Perlite into the mix to supercharge your grow. Coco fiber has a stringy texture to them which allows oxygen to enter your root zone. Mixed with some Coco Pith to increase water absorption. Coco Chips are small chunks of Coco that also create large air zones in your roots.
Does Coco hold water?
Coco mixed with perlite has the ideal air to water ratio when it is 90%-100% saturated. This means that when the coco has lost 10% of the water that it can hold you should water again. Since water is about half the total volume of saturated coco, the amount of water required should be about 5% of the container volume.