The coir I buy comes compressed into a small package, but when wet and fluffed, fills a barrel. It's everything you say, but it's not fine enough for a potting mix. I've been using it as a mulch. It can be dry on the surface and still moist underneath. I think it helps keep the soil cool in the sun. David E. ________________________________ From: Josh Young <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: PBS List <email@example.com> Sent: Wed, July 28, 2010 12:09:32 PM Subject: [pbs] What Do You Think Of Coconut Coir?