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Pictorial...How to clean Coco, Perlite, Geolite.

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Coco, perlite,geolite. It's a fantastic, trouble free media.

Best of all, you can use it over and over again if you clean it right.

After harvest, let the root ball/pot dry out for a few weeks. Then you can clean the media ready for the next crop.

Here's the rooted media hehe.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/grizzydog/judynstuff004.jpg

You need some 5mm wire mesh and a catcher!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/grizzydog/judynstuff005.jpg

Chuck on a good few handfuls of the rooted media and rub it around, the coco/perlite will go thru the mesh leaving the roots and geolite. Pluck the roots out (they gather into balls as you rub the media making removal easy)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/grizzydog/judynstuff007.jpg

Tip off the geolite.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/grizzydog/judynstuff008.jpg

Which leaves the roots in the mesh.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/grizzydog/judynstuff009.jpg

Dump the roots on the floor.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/grizzydog/judynstuff012.jpg

In the catcher you'll find nice clean coco/perlite!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v331/grizzydog/judynstuff013.jpg



This is my way, it's not the only way but I hope it helps.
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Great stuff Hanky Thanks for that!

I've been trying to manually scavenge my clayballs outta the medium and I dump the perlite/coco onto the compost. Won't be doing that again thanks to your tute! :devilred:

Now, where can one get some 5mm mesh, I'm assuming Bunnings/Home Hardware type places would stock it yes?
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Yes! I got that mesh from bunnings.
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Just saw this topic for the first time in ages - and realised it wasn't pinned! :detective2:

Thats now been corrected... great tute for CoCo growers Hanky, thanks again! :thumbsup
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:detective2: So simple! I'll be considering re-using the media, but what about pests like scarid fly etc? Do you sterilise it in some way? Cheers Hanky :thumbsup
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:P So simple! I'll be considering re-using the media, but what about pests like scarid fly etc? Do you sterilise it in some way? Cheers Hanky :thumbsup

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You can soak the media in mild bleach solution and sterilise it like that, you should give it a rinse in PH corrected water afterwards too.

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thats alot better than the method i was using before, thanks for saving me time and money hanky :thumbsup
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I forgot I even made this thread, Thanks for refreshing my memory!!!!
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Great thread Hanky - :smoke

I reuse my Coco, but don't go such vigerous cleaning. I should do so tbh.

good info :thumbsup
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You gotta use bleach and peroxide, otherwise pathnogens stay in the soil? I was reading that somewhere... personally id never re-use soil mixes, but each to their own.
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