CoirProducts coir potting mix for peat-free, sustainable growing

CoirProducts coir potting mix for peat-free, sustainable growing

At CoirProducts.co.uk, we continue to expand our range of products so that we not only bring to you products that meet the highest industry standards, but also new additions that suit a variety of growing needs. CoirProducts coco peat is a versatile growing medium, and now, for those looking for larger volume, our range of coir potting mixes are sure to be the ideal choice. Completely natural, biodegradable, and peat-free, they are suitable for growing a variety of plants and crops. They are also ethically produced and sourced, without the use of chemicals or any harm on the environment.

Larger volumes to suit varied growing needs

The coir potting mix range offered by CoirProducts include coco peat blocks (5kg) and coco peat bricks (300g and 650g). Also included in this range are CoirProducts coir discs, which come in a variety of sizes, ranging from 50mm-100mm. To use CoirProducts coco peat blocks, bricks, or discs, you need to add a sufficient amount of water and let the mix expand. The 5kg block provides approximately 70L in volume of potting mix when expanded, while the 650g brick provides approximately 10L in volume.

Our latest additions to the CoirProducts coir potting mix range includes loose bags of coir in 10L and 20L, which are ideal for those looking for a larger volume and is specially available for the trade sector.

Peat free coir peat!

It is easy to get confused when it comes to the term, ‘coco peat’! After all, shouldn’t a name say it all? Coco peat came to be called so back in the mid 20th Century. In 1949, E. P. Hume wrote an article in a journal called, Economic Botany, explaining the process of extracting fibres from the coconut husk, which are then used to make a variety of products. He notes a by-product of this process was “a mass of tiny, brown, irregularly shaped particles”, resembling a sort of ‘coir dust’. Hume goes on to write how the term ‘dust’ would imply certain undesirable qualities and also had little linkages with coconut. Instead, this ‘coir dust’ like particles looked similar to horticultural peat, and hence he suggests an alternative term, ‘cocopeat’. Hume goes on to recognise the uses of cocopeat for mulching, soil conditioning, and propagation, as well as noting its high water and moisture holding capacities.

As the UK government announced the ban of peat in horticulture, given the negative impacts on people and ecosystems in extracting peatlands, there has been renewed interest in the use of coir as an alternative.

Natural and biodegradable, and environmentally sustainable

Coir is a sustainable waste product of the coconut industry. Coir products are made with the natural fibrous material extracted from the husk of the coconut. As we are directly involved in the manufacturing process, through our partner factories, we monitor all stages of the operation, ensuring that ethical business practices are followed throughout. What is important to us is that these products are made without any harm on the environment, and with the utmost care for the people. The process followed in manufacturing potting mixes, including our range of coir peat, is completely environmentally-friendly. CoirProducts coir potting mix have a neutral pH, averaging between 5.7 and 6.5. This encourages healthy root systems and prevents soil acidification. Coir also has good aeration and water drainage, which helps prevent over-watering and plant flooding, while their high water holding capacity is also beneficial for plant growth.

For orders made via our online shop, it’s free delivery within mainland UK: https://coirproducts.co.uk/shop/ 

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