Having a lush garden always is a plantsman’s dream. With that in mind, coco peat is the perfect material for growing healthy plants.
Its water retention ability is why people love to use coco peat. This product is also very useful in improving the soil’s physical properties. Coco coir does not have a significant nutrient value, but it can help improve the plant’s nutrient uptake. It is also beneficial for various gardening purposes—cocopeat help in creating a light and airy medium for your garden and potted plants.
Although it is an easy and effective way to improve the soil’s physical properties, many people are unsure how to use coco coir in pots. This article will give you a few extra steps to learn about this versatile planting material.
The by-product of coconut processing is known as cocopeat, which is typically unharvested or burnt in the open. Because of its renewable status, this product is a sustainable resource.
It is an ideal growing medium for both lawn and home gardens. Cocopeat can be used for seed germination and is also beneficial for improving the soil’s aeration. It maintains the ideal nutrient levels and promotes root growth.
Although cocopeat is an excellent growing medium, its high-water holding capacity can negatively affect the air-water relationship and the root growth rate. The issue could potentially lead to low oxygen levels in the medium. More refined ingredients in the substrate mix will help improve the aeration of the medium.
When used with other organic mediums, the effect of cocopeat on plant growth rate is substantial. It has plenty of potassium and other nutrients such as iron, manganese, copper, and zinc. Coco peat should only be made up around 40% of the medium, the rest being nutrient-absorbing materials. To maintain the plant’s water requirement, you need to check and maintain the condition of the coco peat regularly.