These days, coco coir (AKA coconut coir) is of a far higher quality than the products that were around a few years ago. Coco coir is derived from coconut shell fibre and is an entirely natural product, sometimes referred to as coco peat. It supports biological (bio) gardening, bringing the best out ofbeneficial microbe additives.Most of these peats already contain trichoderma fungi, which performs an array of beneficial roles.
Many growers use coco as an alternative to soil or as an addition to soil-mixes, as coco drains much more freely. This also makes it a great choice for use with hydroponic grow systems. Use it with a quality coco-specific feed and enjoy the best of both worlds! Find out more in ourBlog about Coco Coir Here. Most coco coir peats encourage friendly microbial activity in the root-zone, improving root health and increasing yield. For a flourishing microherd we highly recommend usingEcothrive Neutralise (to avoid chlorine or chloramine in tap water from inhibiting, or even killing, the friendly microbes). Plus, use a quality beneficial inoculant such asEcothrive Biosys with organic grows. For an extra kick, tryEcothrive Chargetoo!
Coco coir, AKA coconut coir, is derived from the husk of coconuts and offers an eco-friendly and sustainable alternative to traditional grow media. Unlike a regular soil potting mix, which tends to be made up of organic matter, coco coir is an inert growing medium. That means that you should treat it in a similar way to hydroponic growing media, like clay pebbles.
Boasting a natural pH of around 5.5 to 6.8, which is right in the sweet spot for popular indoor plant species, this waste product of the coconut industry is not just renewable but also facilitates extremely rapid plant growth. Its unique texture allows for healthy root development by creating air pockets in the soil, ensuring optimal drainage. Root growth in coco coir is truly insane, especially when it's teamed up with a fabric pots, like the Rhizopots. Try this combo and you can expect a huge harvest.
Environmentally conscious indoor gardeners tend to prefer coco coir products over soil mixes because they're peat free, promoting sustainability.
Whether you're looking for coir pith, coir dust, coir fibre or coco peat, our range has been carefully curated to support your needs. Beyond its gardening uses, coir also finds its place in the manufacture of doormats, rugs, and ropes.
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