Vitalink – Coir Bloom – Hard Water
- Vitalink – over 20 years experience
- Developed scientifically for the unique properties of coco coir media and contains a key level of all elements
- A unique growth and bloom formulation that means no mixing of nutrients
- Reduces pH fluctuations by containing a binding compound
- Maximises plant results by having hard/soft water and growth/bloom formulations available
- Scientifically proven to deliver excellent plant results
- Available in 1l, 5l & 10l
VitaLink Coir Classic Growth Feed and Bloom Feed are balanced one-part formulations of macro and micronutrients specially designed for growing in coco coir. Coir Classic guarantees simplicity and incredible results. The formulations consider water quality, therefore soft or hard water versions are available.
VitaLink Coir contains humic acids and chelated micronutrients which improve plants uptake of nutrient solution, resulting in better photosynthesis and thus increased, vigorous growth and flowering. The mixed nutrient solution is highly stable.
Always check the water quality in your area and ensure you are using the correct variant – either hard water or soft water. In very soft water areas we recommend a half strength VitaLink CalMag supplement (0.5 ml/L) during the growth stage.
If required, adjust the pH. Recommended pH range: 5.8-6.5. Shake well before use.
One for the growth stage and one for the bloom and fruiting stage. We stock the soft water version, hard water nutrient is available to order. Includes Vitamin B1, humic and fulvic acids.
Grow: N:P:K: 2.6: 1: 1.5
Typical Dose: 1 ltr makes 125 – 500 litres of nutrient solution
Bloom: N:P:K: 2.5: 2: 2.3
Typical Dose: 1 ltr makes 125 – 166 ltrs of nutrient solution
Conversions: 1 Teaspoon = 5mL | 1 Tablespoon = 15 mL | 1 Ounce = 30mL | 1 Cup = 240 mL
Coco or coir is the outside layer of coconut husks (or mesocarp) which consists mainly of coarse fibres but also finer material known as ‘coir dust’. Harvested coconuts are first soaked in water, a process termed ‘retting’ which makes the fibre easier to remove. Usually, the longer coarser fibres are removed for other uses while the coir pith then undergoes further processing and decomposition which makes it more suitable as a plant growth medium. Coir pith consists of a mixture of shorter fibres and corklike particles ranging in size from granules to fine dust.
Coco, a superior growth media
However, high-quality horticultural coco is now recognised as a superior growth media for soilless crops on both a small and commercial scale and many of the initial problems have been overcome by correct processing of the raw product and adjustment or pre-treatment before packaging. High-quality coco substrates on the market for soilless cropping have often been specifically processed for this use, right from the point of removal from the coconuts, through to preconditioning, buffering and pretreatment.
This means that nitrogen draw down is no longer a major problem, sodium contamination from retting in seawater does not occur, the naturally occurring potassium levels are adjusted and treatment with calcium and other ions is carried out before the product is packaged. Suppliers of high-grade coco also carry out regular testing of their product to check for any irregularities in supply and to correct for these.
However while there are excellent brands of coco on the market, there are also still poor quality supplies still being sold as a growing medium and growers need to select and only use a reputable brand, preferably one which has an accompanying `coco nutrient’ formulation designed to work with the cation exchange properties of the product.
These days good quality coco has proven to be a superior growth substrate for a large number of different crops, with the advantage of being from a renewable and environmentally sound resource.
Different types of coco products – uses, pros and cons
There are many different types of coco products on the market. The husk of coconuts yields not only very coarse long fibres which are used to make a wide range of products such as rope, carpets, mats, brushes, basket liners and others but between these coarse fibres is a corky substance called coir pith, coir dust, coco peat or coir peat. Many grades of horticultural coco exist and some have been specifically designed for different plants and systems. The very fine particle size of coir dust retains a high level of moisture and this is suited to seed raising and for smaller seedlings and plants. While a high moisture holding content in fine coco dust is an advantage in some situations, it can create problems with over saturation of the root zone. Grades of coco often used in slabs may consist of larger particles or `flakes’ of coco which allow a good degree of drainage and resist packing down over time as commonly occurs on substrates such as peat.
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With over 20 years’ experience in the industry, VitaLink is a veteran in the hydroponic market. Made in Coventry, England and formulated using exceptionally high-quality ingredients which are stable in solution, VitaLink products are highly beneficial for your crop.
During 2015 VitaLink was rebranded. The rebranding had a mixed reception initially, 2 years later VitaLink saw a record-breaking year and has grown increasingly popular across the global markets we operate in.
We go through a strict registration and quality check process which means all our products are registered and regulated by the necessary authorities. Consequently, when using VitaLink products you can be reassured you’re using a tried and trusted product.
We strive for the best possible results, so you don’t have to. We have products that cater to every growing style; Hydro, coco or soil, so if you’re considering giving growing a go, use the VitaLink range. Unsure about our products? Navigate your way around our website and find all the info you need!