One 11 pound brick filled a 30 gallon bucket with just 6 gallons of water. You can see the progression of expansion in the images below. The amount of water capacity is so great that even after 6 gallons of water, there was still some dry coco peat visible.
There are many other benefits as well.
- Coco Peat is an organic material derived from coconuts.
- You can use cocopeat in your hydroponic gardening.
- It is great for seed starting without soil.
- Allows for aeration of the planting medium even when wet.
- Unlike peat moss, coco peat has a neutral pH.
- Over time, coco peat creates a loose soil which is desirable for planting.
- Coco peat is a much more sustainable and renewable source of soil amendment, when compared to peat moss.
I plan to use this stuff in my homestead garden as well. Each tree in my orchard will get at least a one pound brick of coco peat added to the soil prior to planting. I will need to add this to my storage plans as well.