Coconut Fiber - Use (By Barudda70 And Andrea)



 

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:

  1. COCONUT fibres in blocks 600g-9lt. These are derived from soaking the outside of the coconut in water .
  2. 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.
1)
How to use the coconut blocks
    Fill the pots and dry thoroughly closed water (about 8lt)
    + 15/20ml of ATAMI COCONUT A
    + 15/20ml of ATAMI COCONUT B
    +10 Ml Rootbooster (optional)
Check with a pH test the liquid or digital solution prepared in the dry has a pH level between 5.8 and 6.3; revise with the appropriate correction of pH!
Immerse 1 coconut block for each bucket previously prepared with water and solutions. Leave the panetti immersed for about 24hrs. Prepare vessels paintings with 2 feet of clay on the bottom expanded and adagiarci over the bread roll now fully hydrated and with a limp.

The substrate is now ready, you can germinate the seed directly into fibre that provides the best moisture for germination or include rock wool cubes into the fibre with the map already germinated. In addition it is recommended to administer ATAMI COCONUT A + B (20ml +20 ml every 10lt water) also adding Super Enzyme (10ml every 10lt water) once or twice a week.
A good reference for knowing when to water is to make sure that the substrate is dry on top.

2)
Using slabs of coconut:
NB: the slab should not be open, but can be used as practice holes on the plastic packaging. Shake the coconut plates well before you put them into the appropriate lybra jars, this serves to optimize the air and water.


Make sure that there are sufficient drainage holes under the package containing the plate. More can be made if required however be sure they are small enough to maintain the coconut fibres and they do not escape from the substrate. Apply drops of fertilizer for coconut or soil until it drains underneath. Make some holes on the packaging of the slabs to insert the rock wool cubes or small pots with the plants already germinated. Irrigate the pots or rock wool with drops of water and fertilizer until it drains underneath. Once the plants are rooted in coconut fibre, increase the dosage of fertilizers to 40ml for each 10lt of water. It is recommended to add in addition to the ATAMI COCONUT A + B (20ml +20 ml 10lt water) Super Enzyme 1 or 2 times per week (10ml each 10lt water). Keep plates horizontal. If it is slanted, make some holes on the lowest part of the slab for drainage.

3) Use of loose coconut fibre:
The loose coconut fibre does not require treatment, it can be mixed with clay pebbles to encourage the oxygenation of the substrate and use from germination to flowering.