FoxFarm Bush Doctor Coco Loco Potting Mix has coconut coir that acts like little sponges that allow plants to have access to water whenever they need it. This potting mix has the same ingredients as in the ground of a rainforest. The ground is deep with exotic coconut palm humus and remains cool and damp for many inches. The texture is silky and soft which makes it the perfect medium for growing plants. Lower humidity will reduce the chance of mold and root rot and also insects will be less likely to bother the plants. This mix allows you to water less than the normal potting mix. It has been triple washed with low salt content. In most climates, watering every two to three days is ideal. Alway change your watering schedule as needed.
All of our soil products offer balanced nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium. We pH adjust them to a neutral range of 6.3 – 6.8. Because of the premium organic ingredients that we use, there is no risk of burning your plants. Our soils are ready to use, right out of the bag. There is no NPK listed on our soil packages because they are not fertilizers, but growing mediums. The real power of our soils lies in the fact that they are teeming with beneficial micro-organisms. Our soils are never steam sterilized, which allows these microorganisms to thrive and convert the organic nutrients into a form the plant can utilize.
Are your soils sterilized?
No, we don’t sterilize our soils because that would kill the very beneficial microbes which are critical in making nutrients available to plants. Your soil should be alive, not sterile! Our mixes contain beneficial fungi and micro-organisms that help plants become more disease resistant and grow healthy root systems. FoxFarm soils and fertilizers are specially formulated to build massive microbe populations.
By far the best tasting products from this soil don't ever use salamanders soil this is the best one Coco Loco however it has a chronic problem with gnat larvae I've been going through it for a year at least now at first I didn't know where the gnats were coming from all you have to do is get a bag of this soil put it in a pot put some water on it and set it for a few days and you will see the gnat start to fly out
Thank you for your comments! Coco Loco does hold moisture very well, so be sure not to over-water your plants or you will be more likely to attract fungus gnats. We appreciate your feedback and your business!
What is optimal soil pH when using FoxFarm Bush Doctor Coco Loco Potting Mix?
The degree of acidity and alkalinity is measured on a scale of 0-14, with a pH of 7 neutral, 0-7 acidic, and 7-14 alkaline. The ideal soil pH for vegetables and lawngrasses is 6.5, just a little on the acidic side. FoxFarm Bush Doctor Coco Loco Potting Mixadjusts the soil to a neutral range of 6.3 – 6.8.
What should my neutral solution pH need to be when I water using FoxFarm Bush Doctor Coco Loco Potting Mix?
Per the manufacturer the FoxFarm Bush Doctor Coco Loco Potting Mix is amended with dolomite lime and oyster shells to buffer pH Levels. They recommend feeding as you would any soil, with a nutrient solution pH between 6.3 and 6.8.