Coco peat block is the natural byproduct of coconut cultivation which is crushed coconut husks and substitute for soil. Coco peat block’s high moisture retention, mildly acidic pH and long-term effectiveness make it a fantastic choice for bedding, soil mediums, soil amendments. Coco peat block is free from bacterial and fungal spores in this case you will not introduce diseases into the garden and it decreases water and nutrient usage and improves the overall quality of soil. It can be mixed with potting soil and it is used as soil substitute for plants ,compost and other grow mediums. It is organic Eco-friendly media with high water retention. It can be used in wide range of plants following are the few plants where Coco peat block can be used they are tomato, cucumber, egg plant, zucchini, strawberry, melons, carnation, rose etc. It has been studied to be a good growing medium because of its good qualities and uses that it can hold to retain large quantities of water which is a sponge-like characteristic.
When it is added to soil, coco peat helps provide air to the soil and gives space for plant roots to develop. It is also known as coir dust, Coco peat, coir fiber pith. These are light in weight so it bring down weight of growing medium & retain more moisture. Compare to normal soil Coco peat is odorless and pleasant in handle. Using Coco peat no need to water daily since it has excellent water holding capacity. It is in Compressed block about 650 GMS in weight expends up to 5.0 Kg when Soak it in water. Converting Coco peat brick to Coco-powder is easy, you just add sufficient water to block to get sufficient cocopeat soil. Generally it can be can be mixed in 1:1:1 proportion with Vermi-compost and Garden Soil while preparing potting mix for planting. It can be used as Soil less medium with Vermi-compost and Garden Soil.
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