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!
CoCo is a multi-purpose soil conditioner and growing medium.
It is consistent and uniform in texture. It is a completely homogenous material composed of millions of capillary micro-sponges, that absorb and hold up to eight times it’s own weight in water. The natural pH of 5.7 to 6.5, plus an unusually high Cation Exchange Capacity – and 27% of Easily Available Water assures that coir will hold and release nutrients in solution over extended periods without rewatering.
CoCo is a proven natural alternative to mined peat moss, therefore using it helps slow down peat extraction from environmentally sensitive swamps world wide.
Used as a growing medium/potting medium CoCo Coir Peat outperforms most of the popular brands of Peat and Sphagnum Peats.
Derived from the husk of the coconut, it is an excellent growing medium for both commercial and home gardening applications. The Hydroponic and Horticulture Industries have observed that plants grown with the aid of coir develop larger roots, stems and blooms. This is because unlike ordinary soil, which is usually compacted, CoCo Coir Peat provides more breathing space and aeration for plant roots, resulting in better growth
CoCo can retain moisture up to nine times its own volume while maintaining excellent air filled porosity, providing vital oxygen to the roots and soil.
It’s fibrous and sponge-like structure is ideal for any soil condition, whether breaking up the heaviest of clay soils or retaining moisture in sandy soils. It is by far the most efficient and economical way to rehabilitate degraded soils without the risk of contamination. CoCo has a naturally high lignin content which encourages favorable micro-organisms around the root zone. Having a slow degradation rate, it conditions the soil and promotes the development of an optimum pH level. CoCo has been universally accepted as an excellent plant growth substrate as well as a soil additive
CoCo is the future of growing mediums and will last three times as long as Peat Moss and Sphagnum Moss.
CoCo is hydrophilic and will re-wet easily without the use of chemical wetting agents and is capable of holding and releasing nutrients
Applications of CoCo.
Hydroponics, Golf course greens, Potting mixes, Cut flowers, Propagating, Re-planting, Mushroom farming, Bonsai mixes, Turf farming, Garden beds, Bedding medium for Earth worms, Vegetable gardens, Rose cultivation and general garden uses.