Cocopeat vs Soil, Who is better ?December 18, 2022
Cocopeat is a coconut derivative product after the process of extracting fiber from coconut shells. Cocopeat is a powder derived from crushed or softened coconut fiber and is often also referred to as coir pith. Cocopeat has a light brown color. Cocopeat also has the ability to hold large amounts of water like a sponge.
cocopeat has the property of easily absorbing and storing water. It also has pores, which facilitate air exchange, and the entry of sunlight. The content of Trichoderma molds, a type of enzyme from mushrooms, can reduce disease in the soil. Thus, Cocopeat can keep the soil loose and fertile. In 1 kg Cocopeat can hold up to 16 liters of water. Due to its ability to absorb liquids, cocopeat can increase the porosity of the planting medium.
The positive effect is that the planting media will hold more air and water so that circulation and drainage in the container/land will be better maintained. Due to the high porosity of the soil, the formation of plant roots will be easy and the plants will be healthier and more fertile. A healthy plant means there is more fruit in it. It is suitable for vegetables and fruits. Cocopeat's PH value is 5.8 to 6.5, which is the perfect range for most types of plants to grow.
Since the 2000-th, some modern farmers have preferred cocopeat as a planting media rather than soil, such as in Japan, Australia, the UAE and other countries. They have experienced various advantages that are profitable compared to soil.
Then, are you also a farmer who wants to using cocopeat as a planting mediu on your farm & agriculture?