World’s Best Natural Soil Conditioner!
Coco-Peat, which is also known as coir pith or coir dust is extracted from the husk of a coconut. The coir dust is washed, heated, screened and graded before being processed into various coco-peat products for horticultural and animal bedding applications. The compressed coco-peat products can be converted to fluffy coco-peat by adding water. A single kilogram of coco-peat will expand to 15 liters of moist coco-peat.
Coco-peat by itself does not have any nutrients for plants to grow. The necessary nutrients will have to be added as per the plant’s requirements, and may also be mixed with sand, compost or fertilizer as appropriate to make good quality potting soil.
In horticulture, coco-peat is recommended as a substitute for peat as it is free of bacterial and fungal spores and is sustainably produced without the environmental damage caused by peat mining. Being a good absorbent, dry coco-peat can be used as an oil absorbent on slippery floors. Coco-peat is also used as bedding in animal farms and pet houses to absorb animal waste, so that the farm is kept clean and dry.
Why is Coco-Peat the Best Soil Conditioner?
- The unique properties that coco-peat acquires upon mixing with soil, gaining the ability to hold more air and water supporting enhanced plant growth.
- Coco-peat is a great bedding material for worms and increases worm growth by 25%.
- Coco-peat has the ability to store and release nutrients to plants for extended periods of time.
- Coco-peat holds water 8-9 times its weight in water.
- It has a pH of 5.2-6.8, which is neutral to slightly acidic. This makes it great for alkaline garden soils.
- Coco-peat does not promote bacterial and fungal growth.
- Easy to use! Just put your 650g compressed Coco-Peat briquette in a container, 5 liters of water and let it sit until the water is absorbed, fluff it up and you are ready to use Coco-peat!
- Due to the high “lignin” content coco-peat is a very slow to disintegrate, it begins to break down when it is 10 years old. Hence, Nitrogen in the soil is preserved for plant growth.