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Coco Peat Soil (5kg per block)
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Coco Peat Soil (5kg per block)

6,000

Coco peat soil is made from the pith inside a coconut husk. It is naturally anti-fungal, making it an excellent choice to start seed but it is also used in rugs, ropes, brushes, and as stuffing. Coco peat gardening is also used as a soil amendment, potting mix, and in hydroponic production.

Coco peat is an ideal growing medium for production of young plants. One block of coco peat is sufficient to fill 13 of our 104 holes sowing trays.

Features of product

  • Coco peat has an excellent water – air ratio.
  • Natural high air-porosity.
  • They absorbs water easily.
  • Stable material.
  • The product is 100% organic material.
  • They are easy to handle.
  • They can be transported in compressed form.
  • Is a growing medium with proven experience.

 

Coco peat

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Coco peat soil is made of coco pith that is produced from the husk that grows around the hard coconut. The husk contains both fibers and fine materials. By separating most of the fibers from the fine materials, the so-called coco pith, is collected. This is also known as coir. It is widely available and a traditional liner for wire baskets.
Coir, or coconut fibre, is a natural fibre extracted from the outer husk of coconut and used in products such as floor mats, doormats, brushes and mattresses. Coir is the fibrous material found between the hard, internal shell and the outer coat of a coconut.

Cocopeat is natural fiber made out of coconut husks. The extraction of coconut fiber from husks gives us this byproduct called coco-peat, which is a 100% natural growing medium. This cocopeat dried in the natural sun is processed to produce different items namely cocopeat block, coco peat briquettes, cocopeat tablets, etc.

Coco peat soil is made from the pith inside a coconut husk. It is naturally anti-fungal, making it an excellent choice to start seed but it is also used in rugs, ropes, brushes, and as stuffing. Coco peat gardening is also used as a soil amendment, potting mix, and in hydroponic production. Coco coir is so environmentally friendly that it is reusable. You just need to rinse and strain it and it will work perfectly again. In a comparison of coco peat vs. soil, the peat retains much more water and releases it slowly to plant roots.

Qualities of this product

The coco peat we supply has been aged, washed and buffered.

  • Buffering:

Because coco pith has a negatively charged complex, there are positively charged ions primarily consisting of sodium and potassium on this complex.
This doesn’t cause many problems to start with, because these elements are locked in the complex and therefore not available to the plant root. When fertilizing with calcium or magnesium, the calcium will take the place of the sodium and potassium in the complex and make these available to the plant root. To prevent from this highly unwanted situation the coco pith is buffered. During this process the ions are exchanged and the excess of sodium and potassium are washed.

  • Aging: To guarantee the stability of the cocopeat the coco pith has been aged before further treatment. Aging is done to avoid problems with breaking down of the coco pith and to improve the stability and reliability of your growing medium.
  • Washed: To avoid surprises with high EC’s, the EC is washed down to less than 1,0 mS/cm in 1:1,5 dilution.

How to grow plants using Coco peats

  • Break apart packaged bricks of coco peat into a large bucket with your hands, using as many bricks as needed. Each one-third cubic foot brick of coco peat makes 4 quarts of planting material. Don’t break more than four bricks per five gallon bucket to ensure you have room for mixing.

  • Add 1 gallon of warm water to the broken apart coco peat for each brick you’ve used. Leave the coco peat to absorb the water for two hours, or longer, depending on your brand of coco peat.

  • Mix the material with your hands, a garden trowel or cultivator to fluff the moist coco peat. As you mix, make sure each portion of peat has been moistened. Add more water and fluff again as needed.

  • Fill a planter to within 2 inches from the top with the moistened and fluffed coco peat. Transplant potted seedlings into the coco peat as you would with potting soil according to the depth needed for your plant. Place the planter in the appropriate light conditions for your plant.

  • Water the plant and moisten the coco peat two to three times a week in moderate to cool weather, and three to four times a week during hot months when temperatures are frequently above 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Tips on Coco peat gardening

    If you buy the type in a brick, put a couple in a 5-gallon bucket and add warm water. Break the bricks up by hand or you can let the coir soak for two hours. If you are planting in coco peat alone, you will probably want to mix in a time release fertilizer since the coir has few nutrients to disperse. It does have plenty of potassium as well as zinc, iron, manganese, and copper. If you wish to use soil and add coco peat as an aerator or water retainer, it is recommended that the product makes up just 40% of the medium. Always moisten this product well and check frequently to keep up on plant water needs.

    Benefits of using Coco peats for gardening

  • Cocopeat is light, easy to handle and can even be reused for up to 4 years.
  • The physical and biochemical properties of cocopeat make it resistant to bacterial and fungal growth.
  • Cocopeat disintegrates slowly. It only begins to break down when it is ten years old, thus providing long-term benefits.
  • It has pH of 5.2 to 6.8 which is neutral to slightly acidic. This makes it great to be mixed with alkaline garden soil. Read about soil pH & its effect on plant growth.
  • It can store and release nutrients to plants for extended periods of time.
  • It has great oxygenation properties which are important for healthy root development.
  • Cocopeat can be combined with any of the usual ingredients like soil and manure to be used as a mixture or a stand-alone product.
  • The product is available at affordable price for a quality product with an environmentally sustainable future.
  • It is perfect soil conditioner, and it can retain moisture up to eight times of its volume. It is entirely organic.
  • Cocopeat is consistent and uniform in texture, and easy to handle. Unlike soil, it does not form any mud.

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