Coco peat (coco peat), also known as coir pith. coir fibre pith, coir dust, or simply coir, is made from coconut husks, which are byproducts of other industries that use coconuts. Coco peat primarily consists of the coir fibre pith or coir dust which is obtained by processing coconut husk and removing the long fibres.
Coir waste from coir fiber industries is washed, heat-treated, screened and graded before being processed into coco peat products of various granularity and denseness, which are then used for horticultural and agricultural applications and as industrial absorbent.
Coco peat And Coir Fibre extraction
Coco peat is used as a soil additive. Due to low levels of nutrients in its composition, coco peat is usually not the sole component in the medium used to grow plants. When plants are grown exclusively in coco peat, it is important to add nutrients according to the specific plants’ needs.
Coir Fibre Drying Area
The coco peat which is obtained can hold large quantities of water, just like a sponge. It is used as a replacement for traditional peat in soil mixtures, or, as a soil-less substrate for plant cultivation.
Coco peat is Bio organic substrate that has very unique characterstiv which promotes plant growth exponentially. Coco peat is a renewable resource.It’s derived from the coconut husk and unlike peat moss; coco peat is a renewable resource.
Coconut Husk Soaking Process
Coco peat can be used for seed raising or cuttings, as a base for homemade composts, a coir block can be added to aerate garden waste composts. Just soak overnight, and it is ready for use. You can order as many coir block as you need, from 1 to 1000.
Coco peat Block Making Process
Usually shipped in the form of compressed bales, briquettes, slabs or discs, the end user usually expands and aerates the compressed coco peat by the addition of water. A single kilogram of coco peat will expand to 15 litres of moist coco peat.
Coco Peat Sieving Process
Coco peat is proved by the scientists to be a better medium for growing commercial vegetable seedlings such as tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower, egg plant and herbs.
Coco Peat contains several macro and micro plant nutrients. Including sub stantial quantities of pottassium. Due to its great air porosity and excellent water and nutrition holding capacity the fruit quality is best and also good yield in coco peat.