Organic Hydroponic Growing Media
Coco Coir | Coco Peat
Country of Origin: Sri Lanka
Coco Peatis a multi purpose growing medium made out ofcoconuthusk.
• 100% natural and organic growing medium
• 100% biodegradable and environment friendly
• For healthy rootdevelopment
• Used as soiladditive to retain more moisture or as a hydroponic growing medium
• High moisture retention and reduces wateringfrequency
The raw materials are alsowashed in fresh water.A lot of coir on the market is very high in salinity which is not good for plants.
Coco peat can be used as a soil additive or by itself. Coco peat will keep roots aerated and hydrated at the same time. Coco peat will retain water extremely well.
How to Use Coco Coir in Hydroponics Systems ?
To use coir in ahydroponic system, you will need to make a few changes to how you would normally do things.
Be sure to rinse the coir well because it is naturally high in salts, and while high-quality coir should be already rinsed, it is always better to be safe than sorry. Rinse until the water running off is clear. After rinsing, you will find that coir tends to clump. Just break it apart with your hands so it is loose before planting.
And finally, you might need to use a nutrient mix that is specific for coir growing. This is because of coir’s ability to hold and release certain nutrients, as mentioned earlier. Even if you have the perfect nutrient balance in thereservoir,you may still see signs of deficiencies if you don’t take account for how coir provides those nutrients to your plants.
Why use Coco Peat?
Coco peat, derived from the coconut hull, is made from the fibrous material between the outer husk and the actual coconut.
Originally, coir was used for making cordage and ropes in ancient Sri Lanka. It has also been used for making mats and other flooring materials.
In the 1980's, it was first used commercially in Holland to grow roses and lilies. Because coir and peat worked so well to promote root growth, growers started using it forhydroponic gardening.
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