Coir Pith is a multi purpose growing medium made out of coconut husk. The fibrous coconut husk is pre washed, machine dried, sieved and made free from sand and other contaminations such as animal and plant residue. Coir Pith is a very good alternative to traditional peat moss and Rock wool. Its air filled porosity and high water holding capacity makes it, an ideal growing medium for the plant crops. It is 100% organic and eco friendly, free from soil borne pathogen and weed. It has a pH of 5.7 – 6.5 ,EC level <1 mS/cm is ideal for plant growth.
How We Made A Difference
The fibrous coconut husk is soaked in pits for softening and then beaten to extract the Coir Pith used in the manufacture of ropes, door mats, upholstery, mattresses, car seats, carpets, insulation, bristle brooms and brushes.
Only the residual dust or Coir Pith had little use, if at all, and was consequently dumped as a waste in unseemly heaps, that piled up like hillocks. That was Nature Green cope serve the nature to convert this into a valuable product that would revolutionise the coconut industry as well as the entire horticultural industry of the world!
Uses Of Coir Pith includes
- As a substitute for peat, because it is free of bacteria and most fungal spores, and is sustainably produced without the environmental damage caused by peat mining.
- Mixed with sand, compost and fertilizer to make good quality potting soil. Coco peat generally has an acidity in the range of pH - 5.5 to 6.5. It is a little on the acidic side for some plants, but many popular plants can tolerate this pH range.
- As substrate for growing mushrooms, which thrive on the cellulose. Coco peat has high cellulose and lignin content.