Diatomaceous Earth help

Hi All,

Anyone ever mix DE with coco coir?

I mixed in a whole bunch and it seems its completely changed the composition of the coco as it is acting waterlogged. I used Canna coco so its good quality?

Anyone experience this before and do I need to fix it?


I’ve used DE before around the house and too much wet can get a little clumpy. It is usually sprinkled on surface to cause damage to the exoskeleton of the insect as it crawls across it. The little cuts causes them to dehydrate and eventually die. Deep inside the substrate, I’m not sure you’d get the same results.

Dragon bear is right DE is not good with water kinda like flour in a way and could block up the nute intake. I’m not an expert grower but I am a farmer who uses DE for organic veg. I would suggest a good flush to try and keep it from clogging your roots and you should be fine.