Thanks to the spongy structure, coco peat is very good at holding moisture and nutrients in its pores and release them to the plant roots as and when they need it, there by preventing the leaching of valuable nutrients and fertilisers out of the substrate.
There is this notion among growers that Coco Peat has high salt content. Yes, it does, in its natural form. Coco peat, being extracted from the coconut husks, are greatly affected by the soil conditions of the area from where they are being harvested. Coconut being naturally occurring in abundant along the sea shores, generally in soil with high salt content, coco peat in its natural form will be high in salt content.
At Fibre Family, we source the coconut husk only from plantations grown in-land, completely from in-and-around the Coconut City of Pollachi, Tamil Nadu. The selection of coconut husk and our processing methodology contributes greatly towards lowering the salt content in our coco peat. For comparison, when the EC of fresh coco peat generally reads from 2 to 3 mS/cm, the EC of our non-processed, fresh coco peat is as low as 1.3-1.5 mS/cm. We then wash the coco peat in fresh water to lower the salt content even further below 0.5 mS/cm, there-by making it ideal for the growth of plants.
Advantages of Coco Peat
Washed Low EC and Unwashed High EC coco peat blocks
Bespoke composition coco peat grwobag slabs for professional growers and greenhouse cultivation
Coconut husk cut into small chip pieces and graded according to the size
Coco Peat Briquettes individually shrink wrapped with label and packed in cartons for distribution in retail stores
Disc shaped coco peat tablets for seedlings and planting in pots
Naturally aged, organic composted coco peat, enriched with Asola and Neem Cake
Coco peat filled in a bio-degradable porous non-woven fabric tubes and compressed