COCONUT FIBRE - USE (By Barudda70 and Andrea)
Coconut fibre substrates are one of the most practical and efficient ways to grow, particularly for growers of average level as it is lightweight, well ventilated and oxygenised. It has a good drainage, is pH stable, retains moisture and is environmentally friendly and recyclable .
It is devoid of all nutritional value and is essential to water from the beginning with specific fertilizers or coconut soil and to be matched to a super enzyme to counteract the decomposition of organic material, stimulating the life of the soil and increasing the absorption of nutrients and allowing the use of fibres.
The vast majority of worlds coconut fibre is produced, processed and exported from Bangladesh. There are many varieties with different characteristics on the market. The most common are:
- COCONUT fibres in blocks 600g-9lt. These are derived from soaking the outside of the coconut in water .
- Coconut slabs are always derived from the peel of maceration coconut with an additional part of the marrow of the fruit to make them more moist.