Need an organic boost for your soil? Coco Fiber is an excellent way to increase the water absorbing power of potting soil, while also protecting against harmful bacteria and promoting organic farming. These coco fiber soil amendments are widely used for hydroponics, soil mixes, and container planting.
Coco Pith (also known as Coir) is a natural byproduct of coconut plantations. It's a renewable resource with several advantages over peat moss. It holds water without any additives, and absorbs water evenly without any beading on the surface. Coir also has more nutrients, a neutral pH balance, and remains effective for up to 5 years.
This coco brick is free from seeds and pathogens. They naturally inhibit infection from Pithium and Phtothora and increase the carbon exchange capacity of your yard. This property helps plants get the carbon that they need to develop strong stems and recover from bug damage. Potting Soil made from Coconut Fiber is an excellent amendment for clay soils because it helps loosen up the compact ground and increase water retention.
Moving plants from place to place can be harsh on their roots. It takes a little bit of extra care to help them survive the transition from growing trays into pots and from pots into your yard. You can transplant and pot plants with confidence using premium coconut fiber.Why is Coco Fiber better than Peat Moss?
Coco Fibers resist compacting and retain water year after year. It also is organic and promotes sustainable harvesting on palm plantations. On the other hand, using Peat Moss damages the ecosystem. Peat moss deposits are slow to recover from mining because Peat bogs are similar to coral reefs: each brick that's harvested can take up to 2,000 years to grow back!
Peat moss requires a chemical additive to absorb water, sheds water until the surface is saturated, and compacts easily. Peatmoss is also acidic - it has a pH value of about 4. Peat moss can acidify the soil, scorch roots, and wilt leaves. Peat moss bricks often contain a variety of debris, including sticks and stones. You never know what you'll find in a peat bog!
Coconut Fiber is a proven growing medium. It's a natural alternative to mined peat moss and outperforms most of the popular brands of peat and sphagnum peat.
Cocopeat has a high content of lignin and cellulose. These components are ideal for growing mushrooms and other plants that require soil rich in cellulose. Choose coconut fiber bricks to boost the health of your plants and help the environment too!Technical Details:
10.25 lbs of Coco Fiber (4.6 kg)
Makes 2.5 cu ft of potting medium
Excellent for potting, raised bed planting, and landscaping
The primary use of coco peat is retaining water - it doesn't have very many nutrients (it has an NPK of 0-0-0). For complete potting soil, you may want to add fertilizer to the coco pith medium. For lots of phosphorous, you can add Liquid Bone Meal
. If you prefer a high nitrogen fertilizer, we suggest Organic Bat Guano
. For a balanced mix of Nitrogen, Potassium, and Potassium, we also carry Cricket Chirp Fertilizer