Cocopeat vs Soil, Who is better ?December 18, 2022
Cocopeat is an industrial waste product made from the husks of coconuts. It is used as a growing medium in horticulture and as a soil amendment. Coco peat is also known as coir pith, coir fiber pith, or coir dust.
To make cocopeat blocks, coconut husks are soaked in water for several weeks, which causes the fiber to break down. The husks are then sun-dried, and the resulting material is screened to remove any remaining pieces of husk. The final product is a brown, spongy material that is 90% organic matter.
Cocopeat has a high water-holding capacity and is an excellent growing medium for plants. It is also used as a soil amendment to improve drainage and aeration. Cocopeat is also an effective mulch, as it helps to keep the soil moist and cool.
So why we choose cocopeat? It is because cocopeat is a renewable resource, as it is a by-product of the coconut industry. It is used in horticulture as a growing medium, an alternative to sphagnum peat moss. Coco peat has high water retention and good aeration properties. It is also an effective weed barrier. It is environmentally friendly and sustainable. It is lightweight and easy to handle, and it drains well. In addition, coco peat is an excellent source of nutrients for plants.