Benefits of Using Coconut Coir
Coconut coir is a renewable and sustainable resource that is harvested from coconuts. This organic product is the fibrous material found between the hard, internal shell and the outer coat of a coconut.
Coconut coir is frequently used as a growing medium for plants due to its excellent ability to absorb and retain moisture. It’s an ideal soil amendment that improves garden soil structure and it’s a perfect growing medium for hydroponic gardening.
Coconut coir can be used with or without soil and enables food to be grown in locations that have poor soil or no soil.
Coconut coir is dry, making it lightweight and easy to work with. The dry fiber comes in strands, chips, or pith can be incorporated into garden soil to improve soil structure or seeds/plants can be planted directly into coconut coir bricks for hydroponic gardening.
* The fiber strands create air pockets in the soil so plant roots will get more oxygen and soil will drain better.
* Coconut coir chips absorb and retain water, plus create air pockets in the soil.
* Coconut coir pith or peat is finely ground and absorbs 10-times its weight in water. The finely ground consistency of this coir product will not create air pockets in the soil.
Sustainable and Environmentally Safe
The use of coconut coir as a growing medium is an ideal use of waste material leftover after harvesting coconuts. It helps the planet by recycling organic matter to promote better plant growth.
Coconut coir is naturally renewed within a very short time after harvesting and is sustainable for future generations.
Coconut coir fiber breaks down naturally over time and helps to improve soil structure, texture, aeration, and moisture retention.
The product decomposes slowly and enables the soil to drain more efficiently to prevent erosion. The slow decomposition of coconut coir also helps the soil to develop a diverse sub-culture which further improves the fertility and structure of the garden soil.