Coco peat (cocopeat), also known as coir pith, coir fibre pith, coir dust, is made from coconut husks. Coco peat primarily consists of the coir fibre pith or coir dust which is obtained by processing coconut husk and removing the long fibres. The coco peat can hold large quantities of water. Cocopeat is used as a replacement for traditional peat in soil mixtures or as a soil-less substrate for plant cultivation. Coco peat is an organic material and an excellent substrate for root development and therefore transplanting can be made directly into the Coco peat with no need for any further treatment or agent. The drying duration of Cocopeat is slower than many hydroponics mediums. Cocopeat develops a high buffer capacity that will enable the plants to overcome a short time deficiency of fertilizers and water. Soil born disease can be avoided with crops cultivation under substrate culture, which is suitable of most of vegetables and flower crops in particular.
Coco peat block / bricks consists of the coir fibre pith or coir dust which is obtained by processing coconut husk and removing the long fibres. Cocopeat block / bricks are catching up in recent years both in the domestic and overseas market as it is compressed and easy to transport for long distance. Coco peat 5 kg block will expand between 25 to 30 kgs after adding water. Besides being an organic media and excellent substrate, coco peat blocks works out very well for nurseries, greenhouses, urban agriculture/ terrace gardening/ kitchen gardens as desired quality like pH value can be ensured, handling operations will be simple and overall cost will be lower compared with other media.
|Usage/Application||To grow plants in soil less conditions|
|Shape/ block type||Square|
|PH Value||5.5 to 6.5|
|Weight||4.5 to 5kg|
|Dimension||30CM X30CM X 12CM|
|Features||Best to hold water and nutrition|
|Application||Add 25 litre water to Coco peat 5 kg block, the same will expand to 25 - 30 kgs of Coco sprout|
Coco peat powder is ready form of coconut media generally available both in enriched and regular form. If coco peat is enriched, there will be a limited need for further treatment and addition of nutrients while crops planting. Cocopeat powder will be normally supplied in 25 kg bags as it is weight less material. The criteria will be looked into while purchasing cocopeat powder are quality of powder, washed or not, enriched or not, moisture content, pH & EC levels etc.
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