Derive eco-friendly propagation methods using Coconut Coir Growing Media
Posted: Aug 06, 2022
The 100% natural by-products of coconut husks, i.e. the coir substrate and peat products are the most energy-efficient and ozone-friendly Coconut Coir Growing Media that are extensively utilized by agriculturists globally. RIOCOCO in this venture helps the cultivators by providing these completely organic products for both the soil-based and hydroponic types of gardening. Such flower or crop raising techniques can be applied in discrete ways of vertical, urban, and rooftop propagation, thereby bringing forth a uniquely sustainable ecosystem.
How Can RIOCOCO Assist The Horticulturists With Its Natural Coir-Based Products?
The production of the coconut by-products of coir fibre or substrate, and peat products is not at all an easy task for the cultivators. In this context, RIOCOCO adheres to a stringent procedure of husking the hard shells of the coconut mechanically, whereby various by-products are generated such as the coir dust, fibre, and chips. Such 100% organic by-products function as effective fillers in the containers during the propagation of flowers and crops. Thus, these fibrous subsidiary products of coconut serve as the optimally functional natural growth medium for the plants.
Moreover, due to their completely organic constituents, the coco by-products, specifically the peat products deliver enhanced permeability, whereby it absorbs water up to 10 times its mass. Such a high level of porosity is gained by these coir products via the rigorous five-times retting process in both freshwater and brine water for a few months. It also absorbs the beneficial bacterial attributes in the process. Thus, with this excellent water retention capability, the coir fibre can easily render the essential 30% aeration to the roots network for uniform and accelerated plant growth.
Besides, as such coir by-products are profoundly lightweight, they can be effectively utilized in the planters and containers, especially the hanging growers. Again, due to the anti-fungal and anti-bacterial attributes, the coir products function as the most effective organic pest-removing platform. As it is more affordable than its chemical substitutes, along with being a natural medium, it is nowadays extensively used amongst gardeners. In addition, such coir substrate and peat also come with an increased percentage of organic polymers, known as lignins, which provide heightened structural support to the tissues of the plants and their roots with the beneficial bacteria.
Furthermore, such natural coir products also possess a neutral pH level of 5.5 to 6.5; thereby can be directly inserted into the planters, negating the need of adding any lime solution. Available as brick and starter block designs, these coir by-products can be easily broken down and added to the soil mix, wherein it also expands, when water is added. Cultivators can also insert inflated clay balls, called perlite into the coir substrate mix, aiding to boost the plant growth.
What Are Some Of The Common Methods Of Utilizing Coir Fibre Or Peat Products?
Highly Effective Sapling Growth Media
One of the foremost usages of the coir products is that they can be applied as a highly functional seed starter medium. The cultivators should moisten the coir disc and starter blocks in water firstly for expanding them, while the seeds and saplings are placed in the potting mix. Thereafter, when the plantlets are ready, the inflated coir blocks and discs are dismantled into pieces and added to the soil mix holding the saplings, which ensures an optimum harvesting medium.
Functions As Organic Fillings in Growers and Planters
Additionally, such coir-based starter blocks and bricks can also be inserted as effective organic fillers in the planters and pots to enhance plant growth, through the gradual discharge of water to the roots network. In this context, the gardeners should firstly saturate the coir brick for 15 to 30 minutes, before placing them in the planters, especially the suspended ones.
The cultivators need to clip the hanging portions of the coir product as per the size of the flower pot. Subsequently, the gardeners can also introduce a plastic lining with built-in micro-holes for ensuring suitable drainage. It is to be noted that the coir block should be broken and placed in the sowing soil mix, before placing the plantlets.
In A Nutshell
RIOCOCO justifies its reliability backed with more than 15 years of groundbreaking exposure of supplying 100% organic Coconut Coir Growing Media to more than 47 nations globally. Thus, they are undoubtedly the pioneers in providing sustainable and cost-effective natural products for unprecedented agricultural growth.
Established in 2002, RIOCOCO is one of the major Coconut growing media manufacturers from Sri Lanka.