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What is Coco Peat?

Updated: Feb 23, 2022




Why Does It Make the Ideal Growing Media?

Coco Peat is not “peat” at all, but when processed into growing medium, is somewhat similar in appearance and function to “peat moss.” Peat moss is extracted from peat bogs that release billions of tons of greenhouse gasses per year, and take 1000’s of years to renew. Coco Peat is a sustainable, renewable resource that is revolutionizing agriculture around the globe.

Coco Peat is a sustainable, renewable resource that is revolutionizing agriculture around the globe.

Picture Coco Coir’s superior eco-credibility it this way. Coconut Coir (pronounced Coy-er) is the otherwise cast away by-product of the coconut industry—the dry fibrous outer shell of the coconut that is cut away to get to the “nut” we enjoy in both sweet and savory dishes. As long as the world loves Coconut products and oil, the supply of Coco Coir is basically boundless.

Renewable Coconut Coir is processed into a variety of familiar household products like door mats, rope and brushes. But in the gardening world, Coco Coir is converted into an eco-friendly “soil-less” product that is the preferred growing media world-wide for hydroponic and large-crop greenhouse growers.

How is Coco Peat prepared for Use in Growing Containers and Gardens?

HortGrow Coco Peat products are initially washed 4 times in fresh water, which is a significant differentiator for their top-performing Coco Peat products. When the long fibers from dried husks are removed for other industrial uses, the remaining powdery pith, (or Coco Peat) is gathered, washed, dried, aged, sieved and sorted before being compressed for ease in shipping, handling and storage.

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