Multi purpose compost
Peat Free Compost
Best soil for growing vegetables/ flowers/trees
Easy, great planting media (compost), fun to work with
If you are looking to buy compost and ask yourself which is best for containers/ raised beds or pots, here is a great growing media that is used by professionals all over the world.
How does coconut compost work?Add 65 litres of water, let it expand and mix it. To get a larger volume, repeat the process.
Coconut compost is a peat-free, multi-purpose compost containing all essential plant nutrients, plus trace elements. Recommended for seed sowing, potting, houseplants, containers and hanging baskets. It is a completely homogenous material composed of millions of capillary micro-sponges that absorb and hold up to eight times their own weight in water.
Coconut compost, also known as 'coir fibre pith' or 'coir dust', is a spongy, natural and renewable resource produced from the processing of coconut husks, for coir fibre by the coconut industries.
Why use coconut compost?
I have used large amounts of coconut compost in many gardening projects for several reasons.
1) Due to being lightweight and compact, it was easier than other composts to carry so I used it in many roof gardens and indoor projects where I planted in large planters (so it is easier to move them later also they tend to grow faster as more air is supplied to the roots)
2) One of the best planting media that there are –this is why many nurseries around the world use it for big pots plants, hanging baskets and more uses- results are just great. Due to its composition it is easy to grow big plants quickly –much faster than most other planting medias- as it provides lots of air and water to the roots. The results were impressive growth and, due to low weight soil, it was easy to move the big plants. Important is to feed well as the plants grow a bit faster than usual. In some cases it used as part of the mix together with compost.
3) If you are doing a project with children (or you are children just older-like most of us) and want to have some fun- it is amazing how it expands and expands and …expands to a volume of 60 and even 80 litres if you repeat the process twice.
Coconut compost benefits:
It is easy, you will get a pack which is light- weight so you can carry it easily anywhere you need it- with no mess at all
Buy Organic compost
Coconut compost is 100% organic and biodegradable. It is a natural alternative to mined peat moss. The production and use of coconut compost does not pose any threat or harm to other ecological systems as it is derived from a totally organic, renewable resource.
Soil for raised bedsThe coconut compost provides faster growth and healthy plants which is why it is used in many nurseries. The reasons are:
Ideal pH (between 5.2 and 6.8)
Maximum air porosity for roots provided by the coconut compost’s highly porous structure (coarser material along with cut fibres)
The rapid re-wet ability and quick draining characteristics prevents the loss of nutrients through leaching
Easy to grow with
Coconut compost needs less watering and holds water far better than peat products. It holds 8-9 times its weight in waterCoconut compost is very light, highly uniform in composition, odourless, easy and safe to handle
Coconut compost is free from contamination of weeds and pathogens.
Mixing with soil
Coconut compost is a natural soil conditioner and can be mixed with other growing mediumsThe coco fibres have been used for over 15 years in many countries in agriculture and in gardening.
the coco fibre should be 25%- 85% of the mixture for best result when mixing with other materials
Multi purpose compost
* Coco coir compost proven as excellent compost for cuttings and seeds propogation
Coconut compost contains natural rooting hormones that promote
faster rooting and germination and inhibit root pathogens such as
Pythium and Phytophthora, In addition to that coco coir compost is great as it holds water well so it is easier to get higher results and healthier plants
Best soil for growing
Compost for raised bedsCoco fibre compost is great as compost for raised beds, it is easy to carry, you can lift it into the raised bed.
A good compost for raised beds needs to be airy and have th ability to hold water well. This is why coco fibre is good for that- as it does both jobs well.
Compost for raised beds has a great effect on your success, so to enjoy best results with coco fibre make sure that the plants are always fed well - great fertilizers are slow release (osmocote for example) or organic manure, in addition spraying sea weed feed every two weeks does miracles with many plants.
As the coco fibre compost can hold water and air at the same time, the crops on a raised beds are wonderful and things are growing much faster.
Best soil for VegetablesBest soil for vegetables is a soil that will keep water well, hold nutrients and supply air (oxygen) to the roots.
Coco fibres is a great as a soil for growing vegetables or to improve soil.
coco fibre compost is a great compost for strawberry planters, just like with other container and pots it hold water and air that are really needed in a strawberry planter- so it makes growing easier faster and with bigger crops.
Compost for strawberry planters
Compost for large containersOne of the best uses of coco fibres is as a compost for large containers- it is easy to grow bigger plants faster and also enjoy low weight when needed to move the containers.
Compost for Potato Planters
Clean easy and fun to use coco fibre comost for growing potatoes
Hanging baskets compost
Hanging basket compost is best be a compost that can grow lots of plants or big plants in a small basket providing enough water, air and nutrients. By using coco fibre compost you supply the plants most water, food and air, you will see best results and also enjoy low weight compost.
Compost (soil) for trees and big plantsMany nurseries around the world use the coco fibre for planting big plants and trees,
It is actually hard to believe how they can grow huge plants in relatively small containers, it saves costs but also makes it much easier to work with reasonable weight of planters.
Great compost for gardening projects with childrenIt adds extra fun as it expands when water is added
Easy, great planting media, fun to work with
Peat free compostThe UK government is determined to reduce the amount of peat mined for gardening use and has set targets to reduce peat use by 90% by 2010.
The Growing Media Initiative (GMI), a scheme involving the Horticultural Trades Association, the Growing Media Association, Defra, the RSPB, the RHS and Retailers, has been developed to help the horticultural industry in the UK meet government targets for the reduction in peat use.
Peat free compost became very popular in the uk and used not just by professional, as more and more people understand the importance to environment of using peat free compost