Weight: 5 KG BLOCK
Coco Peat (Coir Pith) is obtained during the extraction of coir fibre from coconut husk. It is very light, highly compressible and highly hygroscopic.
Coco peat is a 100% natural substrate, composed of organic matters, free of chemicals and 100 % biodegradable. It has a porosity of 94,6 % and its water retention capacity is 7,9 times its dry weight. A slightly acidic pH range of 5.5 to 6.6 plus a very low salt content makes it an ideal growing substrate in hydroponics (soilless) both in greenhouses and in the open, seedbeds, gardenbeds and golf courses. A combination of a good water retention capacity, excellent drainage, low density and biodegradability makes it an easy substrate choice for growers.
With an average useful life of three and a half years, Cocopeat is totally biodegradable making it safe for the environment.
Usually sold in the form of compressed blocks, the end user usually expands and aerates the compressed Coco Peat by the addition of water. A single kilogram of Coco Peat will expand to about 15 litres of moist Coco Peat.
Common uses of Coco Peat
- Growing substrate in hydroponics (soilless growing)
- Mixed with sand, compost and/or fertilizer to make good quality potting soil, seedbeds or gardenbeds
- Used as a soil conditioner, surface mulch/rooting medium and desiccant
- Composted CocoPeat is an excellent organic manure for indoor plants as well as for horticulture crops
- Coco Peat generally has a pH of 5.5 to 6.5, therefore its ideal for growing many common vegetables like tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers etc.
- As substrate for growing mushrooms, which thrive on the cellulose. Cocopeat has high cellulose and lignin content.
- Being a good absorbent, Dry Coco Peat can be used as an Oil Absorbent on slippery floors.
- Coco Peat is also used as a bedding in animal farms and pet houses to absorb animal waste so the farm is kept clean and dry. This variety is commonly know has High EC cocopeat.
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