Coco Peat / Coco Coir / Coco Husk Fiber Disc (pack of 10)
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Disc will expand to 1.5 liters
What is Coir?
Coir is the pith element of the Coconut Husk (Shell). It is the waste product of the husking process during which the long fibers are extracted for use as rope fiber, mattress fiber, cushion fill material, and as an environmentally safe growing.
Eco Friendly CoCo Coir Peat
CoCo Coir Peat is the 'coir fiber pith' or 'coir dust' produced as a bi-product when coconut husks are processed for the extraction of the long fibers from the husk. CoCo Coir Peat is the binding material that comes from the fiber fraction of the coconut husk. A very Special Grade of coir dust is washed, screened and graded before being processed into various CoCo Coir Peat products for Horticultural and Agricultural applications.
CoCo Coir Peat 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, which absorb and hold up to eight times its 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 re-watering.
Best Alternative to Mined Peat Moss
CoCo Coir Peat 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 Peat.
Healthy root growth is easy with CoCo Coir Peat 100% natural organic coir. Derived from the husk of the coconut, it is an excellent growing medium for both commercial and home gardening applications. The Hydroponics 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 Coir Peat 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 Coir Peat 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 Coir peat has been universally accepted as an excellent plant growth substrate as well as a soil additive
CoCo Coir Peat is the future of growing mediums and will last three times as long as Peat Moss and Sphagnum Moss. CoCo Coir Peat 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 Coir Peat
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.
Where does coir come from?
We bring our product country of Sri Lanka and India. Coconut Coir has been around for a “Millennium”. It was first discovered as a growing media in ancient India and China. Western civilization for years has used the fiber from the shell for making twine, mats, and brooms. But the pulp resembling peat moss had not been looked at as something to support plant growth.
Amazingly, it did not find a home for commercial growing until the 1980's in Holland. Dutch lily and rose growers discovered how good it promoted and supported root growth. When used in hydroponics growing, it was found to be superior to peat moss. Coconut Coir was better aerated and still held more water. Unlike peat moss and bark composts, Coconut Coir did not break down or compact. Containers that had been filled with Coir four years previous were found to be at the same level and consistency.
Dutch rose growers in the U.S. and Canada were next to find that this was the answer for their new hydroponics support media. Due to the foreign competition, a new method had been adopted to produce roses that were as large as those being imported from Ecuador and Colombia. At first clay pebbles were used, then following suggestions and observations from Europe, Coconut Coir was introduced. Trials using 100% Coconut Coir soon showed that this was the ideal media for the hydroponics growing method.
The best source of Coconut coir in the world is from Sri Lanka and India. There, mountainous piles are processed to make grower grade Coir. Coir must be processed with the right amount of washing in fresh water. Some suppliers use seawater, which causes the Coconut Coir to be toxic for plant growth. Our supplier takes great care in procedures to make sure that growers receive a medium that will help improve their crops.
Why use coir as a growing medium?
Coir is superior to peat moss in both chemical nutrient value and in physical properties. Commercial growers in Europe and the Middle East have established positive agronomic benefits of Coir use. Now, commercial growers in North America have begun to see increases in gains from using Coir.
In addition, unlike peat moss, the process of obtaining Coir does not destroy natural ecosystems, thereby making Coir a natural, renewable resource, and an environmentally friendly alternative to peat moss.
Our Coir products conform to internationally accepted quality standards. Our stringent selection process of raw material provides optimal physical and chemical properties.
Our Coconut Coir growing medium comes from the Coconut's fibrous husk (known as Coir) that is bound together by lignin (known as pith). After the husk is immersed in water for 6 weeks, the fiber is extracted mechanically, and the pith is left behind as a waste product and stored in heaps to age. Since the pith comes from the fruit, it is quite naturally rich in nutrients.
Coconut Coir growing mediums are dehydrated and compressed into a compact form for easy handling. With the addition of water, Coir expands to an easy to work with growing medium. The addition of water increases the volume 3 to 9 times, depending on the packaging of products. This process results in a 100% organic, biodegradable growing medium, making it a natural and safe growth medium of choice for growers.
Coir can be used for many things including:
1. Growing vegetable plants and young foliage.
2. As substrate for potted plants and tree seedlings
4. Mushroom production
5. Soil amendment
6. Co-substrates for compost
7. Worm castings
8. Reptile bedding ...and more
How Is Coir Shipped?
Coir is shipped either in a 40' container or shipped by pallet loads. In a 40' container it can be free stacked, or pallet loaded inside the container. When shipped by pallet, each pallet is shrink wrapped and banded for safe delivery. Smaller orders are shipped via UPS ground.
How Do I Expand My Coir?
Coir only needs water to expand. Simply add the specified amount of water to your Coir and let it stand to begin the expansion process. Breaking apart the material with a shovel or stick will help to speed up the process. If too much water is added, simply drain the excess water after the Coir is expanded. For faster expansion use warm water.
How Do I Order Coir?
You can order from our website or please contact us for wholesale pricing.