Coconut Coir (650 grams)
Our coco peat briquettes are a 100% natural organic growing medium in a compressed form which can expand to a higher volume. This one liter block can be expanded up to 8 liters by adding 2 liters of water.
At 650 grams, our compressed coco peat briquettes come in a very easy to handle size that is popular among home gardeners. These handy briquettes are ideal for home gardening, horticulture, hanging baskets, troughs etc. These can be used on farms, greenhouses, horticulture, hydro seed spray, landscape and as a substitute for potting soil.
Our coco coir products are organic and guaranteed to be very high in quality with very low salt content. Very low level of electrical conductivity is attained by repeated washing with fresh water. Our coco peat is free from dirt, foreign material and weed seeds. We screen our washed raw material to remove dirt and bigger chunks to get perfect texture. Applications include hydroponics, mixing with commercial potting soil, direct soil amendment, compost amendment, animal/livestock bedding, reptile bedding, liquid absorbing compound and more.
When using coco peat as a growing medium, we highly recommend buffering of coco peat products. The buffering process involves pre-soaking the coir for 12-24 hours with a buffering solution high in calcium; this displaces the sodium and balances the naturally occurring potassium. After the soaking period, the medium is washed with water; this removes the displaced sodium, leaving the calcium in the coir. This buffering process prevents unwanted draw down or "lockout" of calcium and magnesium, and avoids sodium toxicity issues.
Directions for Use:
Lay briquette down flat somewhere with good drainage. Slowly pour warm water over briquette, allowing water to absorb without runoff. Let briquette sit for 30-40 minutes. Break apart with hands until light and spongy. The warmer the water, the faster and easier the expansion. Do not use hot water over 100°F.