Helps seeds germinate faster;
promotes stronger, healthier seedlings
Plants on the right
were grown in Natural Beginnings; those on the left
were grown in a popular commercial seed-starting mix.
Only from gardens alive!
Through extensive research and testing, Gardens Alive!
has developed a coir-based seed-starting medium that
outperforms popular peat-based mixes. Our tests show
that seeds started in this medium sprout much faster
and at a much higher germination rate than seeds started
in the leading commercial mixtures. What's more, seedlings
grow stronger and healthier when started in Natural
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Coir, and Why is it Better?
the short fiber that remains after the meat, shell,
and long fibers have been extracted from coconuts. Coir
promotes excellent root development (up to 50% more
root growth for many plants, according to our tests).
And because coir is porous, it allows air to circulate,
reducing the incidence of root diseases.
to peat moss, coir retains more moisture and nutrients,
is much easier to wet initially and is easier to re-wet
if it dries out. Coir lasts up to four times as long
as peat and can be reused several times for successive
sowings. In addition to coir, Natural Beginnings also
contains worm castings and mealworm guano as a source
of natural nutrients; the castings also enhance aeration
and water retention.
outstanding soil-less growing medium for all indoor
seed-starting and when repotting large, fast-growing
plants like tomatoes.