Coconut Coir Organic growing medium (5Kg)
$ 32.61 Including VAT
If you are a grow your own gardener then you will probably already know and appreciate the benefits of coconut coir. If not, read the main description to find out all about the great product.
Coconut Coir Organic growing medium
Coconut Coir, Organic growing medium is a 100% natural and renewable soil amendment. Developed to help your plants develop stronger root systems and retain nutrients longer. Coconut Coir expands 5 to 7 times in volume when soaked in water so please keep this mind when you are hydrating it.
The coir has very good water storage properties. It loosens the soil, thereby allowing good root aeration, which improves nutrient absorption. This leads to a stronger shoot and root formation.
- High water holding capacity: Up to 10 times its weight
- Retains and releases nutrients over an extended period of time
- Naturally weed free – absence of weeds, seeds and pathogens
- Disease resistant – significant reduction of root diseases
- Spongy texture – similar to traditional compost
- Excellent air space and drainage – similar to traditional compost
- Develops elaborate root systems – unmatched medium for seed starting
- Neutral to slightly acidic pH – unlike peat moss which which has high pH acidity
- Soil amendment and conditioner – excellent in both clay or sandy soils
Suitable for exotic plants
Coconut coir is also mould-inhibiting and is therefore suitable for cultivation of exotic plants, without the addition of further substances. It is ideally suited for herbs, vegetables, domestic and exotic plants. Perfectly suitable for cultivation, as no mould is formed and the moisture is released very evenly to the seed.
Coconut Coir (from Malayalam kayar, cord) is the coarse fibres extracted from the fibrous outer shell of a coconut. Coco Coir is totally organic. It has spongy characteristics, possessing excellent air space and drainage with a water holding capacity of > 70%.
How to Use Coconut Coir Organic growing medium:
Your coconut coir comes as a compressed brick, block or bale, and should be soaked in water for at least 15 minutes before using.
Coir can expand 5 to 7 times in volume. Make sure you have a large enough container when soaking your coir. The actual volume that a brick of coir will expand too depends on the amount of water used.
Coir can account for up to 40% of a potting mix, so add it to your soil or as an ingredient of your potting mixes.
Always keep the coir that you don’t use. Coir is a material that will keep its properties and can be stored/covered for several years.
Organic and Eco-Friendly!
So why would you choose coconut coir organic growing medium over the traditional peat? Well, one reason may have to do with the definition of a renewable resource. Peat comes from decomposed plant remains that have accumulated in waterlogged soils for thousands of years. Some people do worry about diminishing peat bogs.
Coconut Coir organic growing medium however comes from a resource that many people consider more sustainable: coconuts. At Cave Innovations that’s really important to us.
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