Cocopeat is a natural fiber formed from the husks of coconuts. The byproduct of extracting coconut fiber from husks is coco-peat, which is a 100 percent natural growing medium. This sun-dried cocopeat is processed into a variety of products, including cocopeat blocks, cocopeat briquettes, cocopeat tablets, and more.
Coco soil is a term used to describe loose coco peat. Because coco soil is permeable and well-drained, it aids the plant in developing strong roots, making it a great hydroponics growing medium.
properties of cocopeat
- Lightweight, easy to work with, and may be reused for up to four years.
- It is resistant to bacterial and fungal growth due to its physical and biochemical qualities.
- Coco-peat takes a long time to decompose. It doesn’t start to break down until it’s ten years old, so it’s a long-term investment.
- Neutral to slightly acidic pH of 5.2 to 6.8. It’s ideal for mixing with alkaline garden soil because of this.
- Ability to retain and release nutrients to plants over a long period of time.
- Excellent oxygenation properties, which are crucial for root growth.
- Coco-peat can be mixed with a variety of other substances, such as soil and manure, or used as a stand-alone product.
- It is a quality product with an environmentally sustainable future that is available at an affordable price.
- An excellent soil conditioner that can hold up to eight times its volume in moisture. It’s completely natural.
- Consistent, uniform texture and is easy to work with. It does not produce mud, unlike soil.
Where to use cocopeat?
- Cocopeat is an excellent seeding medium. In seedling trays, it is used to plant vegetable and seasonal flower seeds.
- It works well as a rooting media. For root induction, stem cuttings are put into the cocopeat.
- It is ideal for hydroponic farming and soilless planting.
- A key component of potting media such as pot-o-mix and organic veggie-mix.
- Indoor plants, cacti and succulents, dish gardens, terrariums, and hanging baskets can all benefit from a potting mixture that includes coco-peat.
how to make good coco soil at home?
- Fill a large bucket halfway with water and submerge the coco-peat crushed block in it.
- Immerse the block in water for 3-4 hours to allow it to absorb as much water as possible and loosen up.
- The entire block will absorb water and grow up to 2-3 times its original weight after 3-4 hours.
- Simply drain the extra water and you’ll have soft, fluffy, and light coco soil to work with.