I think that who ever has had problems with soggy roots in coir should check to see if there are holes in the bottom of their pots...
Check out this article...then I'll tell ya more
I've used coir and it is the best thing so far I've found. From an enviromental stand point and for the plants. I had a garlic clove I stuck in coir soaked in pH'd H2O and I had roots 1/8 long after 24 hours.
Trust me, give it another chance...I'll post pics this week of coir and the proper way to use it..
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