Cocopeat is an alternative to organic planting media to replace soil. Cocopeat is made from coconut husk and has a soil-like texture so it also called cocopeat soil or coco coir soil.
This coco soil have a granular form with a certain level of smoothness, dark brown in color and has a distinctive coconut coir aroma.
2 Kinds of Indococo Indonesia Cocopeat.
- Bulk cocopeat, is coconut coir that is sold in the form of fine granules. Indococo produces bulk cocopeat in sacks and polybags.
- Cocopeat block, is a coir peat that is pressed to form a compacted block. Indococo produces cocopeat blocks weighing approximately 5 kilograms per block.
Now you know what is cocopeat. Then, how to use it?
How to use this cocopeat block is to pour 15 liters of water into it. Cocopeat block will immediately break down into a soil-like planting medium that you can use right away.
You can also add nutrients so that the use of cocopeat blocks can be maximized.
You coco peat plant is ready to given plant seeds.
Indococo as one of the producers of Indonesia coco peat and other coconut derivative products, has a cocopeat factory and a cocopeat block factory that is actively operating and has met various local and export needs.
You Should Know How Make Coco Peat
Cocopeat is obtained from the coconut husk milling process. Here are the steps for making cocopeat.
Coconut husk sorting is done to separate dry and wet coconut husks.
In the process of making cocopeat, dry coconut husk is used so that it does not clog the holes during the milling process.
- Milling process
Dried coconut coir is fed into the grinding machine. From this milling process, it will produce 2 kinds of products, namely cocopeat and cocofiber.
- Sieving Process
Cocopeat that comes out of the grinding machine is then fed into a sieving machine to obtain a certain level of fineness. Indococo itself produces cocopeat with a fineness level of 3 and 5 mm, according to consumer needs.
- Press Process (for cocopeat block)
The sifted coir is then put into a press machine. This machine will press the cocopeat to form a block (block). Indococo uses a modern way of making cocopeat blocks with machines so that it can increase its production capacity.
- Packaging Process
The cocopeat packaging process is quite simple.
Indococo has 3 kinds of packaging for cocopeat.
– Sack Packaging
Sacks are prepared on the scales. Cocopeat is poured into sacks until the appropriate weight is obtained.
– Polybag Packaging
Polybags are prepared on the scales. Cocopeat is poured into polybags until the appropriate weight is obtained. Indococo itself produces cocopeat in polybags measuring 30 x 40 x 70 cm.
– Wrap Packaging
This wrap packaging is only used to pack cocopeat block type. Wrap the plastic wrap to cover the entire surface of the cocopeat block.
Benefits of Indococo, Indonesia The Best Coco Coir
Indococo coco peat soil can be used for farming ranging from nurseries, plantations to agriculture. The benefits of Indococo cocopeat and what is coco peat used for.
- Alternative planting media
- Good for growing crops, both flower plants, hydroponics to horticulture.
- Cocopeat as a compost
Which Plants Grow in Coco Peat?
Coco peat for plants suitable for use to:
- Flower plant
Orchids are suitable for planting using Indococo cocopeat. For example, cocopeat for aglonema is being sought after by ornamental flower fans, because it is considered able to help fertilize plants and make the flowers produced better.
- Vegetable and Fruit Plants
These vegetable and fruit crops are suitable for planting using Indococo cocopeat.
Asparagus, basil, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, scallions, mint leaves, kale, basil, cabbage/cabbage, pakcoy, mustard greens, lettuce, strawberries and tomatoes.
From the explanation of the benefits above, cocopeat is suitable for plants. This is because cocopeat with this nutrient content is able to support plant growth and development.
The content of Indococo cocopeat which is able to support plant growth is as follows.
Advantages of Indococo Cocopeat
1. Absorb and Store Water Well
2. Good Breeding Place for Beneficial Microorganisms
3. Has Pores that Support Air Circulation
4. Environmentally Friendly and Increase Soil Friability
5. More Pest Resistant
For your attention, not all coco peat for sale or cocopeat wholesale in the market is of good quality.
There are still many cocopeat sellers who sell cocopeat without improper processing.
This improper processing of cocopeat makes cocopeat contain ingredients that instead of fertilizing plants, they poison plants.
As a result, the plant can die.
Indococo, one of the best Indonesia cocopeat & cocofiber producers, is committed to continuing to maintain the quality of the cocopeat produced. The coco peat price is affordable and also, competitive.
|Electrical Conductivity||0 – 0.5 mS/cm|
|Moisture||35 – 50 %|
|Packing||Polybag 30 cm x 40 cm x 70 cm|
|Weight||28 Kg per bag|
|Max 40″ HC Container||750 bags|
Which is better soil or cocopeat?
Cocopeat is preferable to the soil. Seed germination and seeding growth are aided by coco peat, which retains more moisture and nutrients than any other soil. You can read our article for more information.
Can we mix cocopeat with soil?
Coco peat can be combined with soil. Because it is an organic planting medium, coco peat can be used in hydroponic systems. One of the advantages of cocopeat as a hydroponic growing medium is that it holds water and contains a variety of chemical components. Cocopeat is ideal for plant growth because its pH ranges from 5.0 to 6.8. This is also advantageous if you are a beginner or novice gardener. Soil mixed with cocopeat will be fertile. You can read our article for more information.
Can I grow vegetables in coco peat?
The coconut fiber extraction process produces cocopeat, which is a by-product. It has numerous applications in horticulture, agriculture, animal husbandry, and other fields. Because it is a waste product that can be replenished fast, cocopeat material is well-known as a growing medium that is more environmentally friendly than peat moss. Cocopeat has a neutral pH level, unlike acidic peat moss. In neutral to slightly moist conditions, most garden veggies and flowers grow better. If you need more information about cocopeat you can read our article
How do you mix cocopeat in water
When you mix cocopeat in water, the plant’s root absorbs water more efficiently because the cocopeat coir is rinsed with fresh water to lower electrical conductivity, which is a measure of salt content. The salt in cocopeat coir comes from the seashore, where the coconut absorbs the salt and stores it inside. You can read our article for more information.
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