- Size: 30 X 30 X 15 +/- 2cm
- Weight: 5Kg+/- 150grms
- Compression ratio : 5 : 1
- Moisture Content : below 20%
- Reconstituted volume: 15ltrs per kg (Min) (Varies as per type of product)
- Loadability (40’Hc) : 4800 blocks. 240 blocks x 20 pallets. (aprrox. 21 MT)
- 5600 blocks (aprrox. 25 M/Tons ) (without pallets)
Coco Coir as a Medium to Grow
Coconut coir (also called coco coir, coco peat, or simply coir) is a soil-less potting medium made from coconut husk residue.
The natural, fibrous material, coir is growing in popularity as an alternative to sphagnum peat moss and other potting mixes because it’s renewable: 50-200 coconuts can grow per tree a year, meaning as coconuts continue to grow, be harvested, and processed, then exteriors of the nut can be used for coir.
Gardeners are excited about coco coir (pronounced as “kwaher”) because it drains well and needs less watering than most potting mixes.
Coco has also become a favorite soil-less medium in hydroponic gardening.
Coir’s best features
- Water retention and drainage. The naturally-aerated structure of this medium let it hold up to 8 times its weight in water. Yet because the material is fibrous, moisture drains well to the bottom of the container.
- Low compaction. Tough, coarse fibers resist crushing. More airspace means more oxygen can reach roots. Containers filled with coco coir do not “settle” as is the case with peat moss and other soilless mediums.
- Low maintenance. Coco requires less maintenance than usual potting mixes because it retains moisture and nutrients.
- Environmentally-friendly. Coconut coir is a 100% natural and biodegradable. As a renewable resource (coir is made from coconut-processing waste) it’s becoming more and more attractive to gardeners, particularly as an alternative to sphagnum peat moss (which is considered a nonrenewable resource that the gardening community is using rapidly).
- Disease-resistance. Less humidity due to good drainage means fewer diseases strike seedlings grown in coco.
- Nutrient balance. High-quality coco coir is known to have a neutral pH balance (averaging 6.0-6.7). Calcium and magnesium, and especially potassium, are part of coco’s make up – all essential nutrients for tomato seedling growth. (Be careful: low quality coco has high sodium content.)
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These compressed blocks take up less room and weigh less to buy than the hydrated equivalent – a helpful factor if you’re ordering by mail or if you simply have to cart the stuff home from the garden center. You must hydrate them before using – most often by submerging them in water. Be ready for an adventure. Coco absorbs up to 5 times its volume in water.