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How versatile is coconut coir?

“And the award for ‘Most Versatile Plant Ever’ goes to…” If there were such a competition, our vote would be for the coconut palm tree. It produces coconuts, coconut oil, coconut milk, and of course the miracle material that is its fibrous mesocarp husk. This is the material from which our coconut coir growing media…

Is coco coir better than soil?

Is coco coir really better than commonly used soils? Now that’s a question and a half! Not sure what coco coir is? It’s rinsed coconut husk fibres compressed into blocks. When mixed with nutrients, it can create a compost. The technical term is a ‘growing medium’. And soil? Well, that’s what’s in your garden. For…

Can coco coir be used in hydroponics?

Can coco coir be used in hydroponics? Considering adopting a soil-free planting system? You’ll be following in the footsteps of the Aztecs, ancient Chinese and NASA astronauts. And if you’re wondering if coco coir can be used in hydroponics, the answer is a resounding Yes! Read on for lots of tips on how to get…

Coco coir for worm bins

If you’ve invested in a composting wormery, you’re on to a winner. These wriggling little workers produce fantastic organic compost! But it’s vital to keep them happy. Using coco coir for worm bins is just the ticket. Will worms eat coconut coir? Absolutely! Worms love to eat coconut coir. And live in it. Technically the…

Using Coir For Greenhouse Plants

Coir for greenhouse plants Want to take your gardening up a notch? Then get a greenhouse. You can use them to protect tender plants over the winter, speed up seedling growth and enjoy exotic fruit and flowers. (Jealous much? Us? Never!) As it’s down to you to control a greenhouse’s micro climate, you need to…

No-Dig Gardening For Beginners

No Dig gardening for beginners Searching for an easier way to nurture your garden? One with less weeding, watering and back-breaking work? Want to swap digging for mulching? Then read on for our top tips on no dig gardening for beginners. What is no dig gardening? Digging over vegetable plots and flower borders has been…

The Anatomy of a Coconut

You may have taken a look at the title of this blog and started thinking, “Hey Coco & Coir, why do we need to know about what a coconut really is anyway?” To that we’d have to say, well, there’s no better way to understand where your compost comes from than to fully understand all…

All You Need To Know About Compressed Coir Compost

The low-down on compressed coir compost So you want to give your precious plants a boost. But if you’re thinking about heading out to grab a bag of compost, stop! What if there’s a more eco-friendly alternative, like compressed coir compost? Compressed compost vs bagged compost You’ve probably seen bags of compost stacked up at…

Coco & Coir Outperforms The Competition – And Here’s How!

To introduce coconut coir as a fantastic peat-free alternative growing media to peat-based composts, we know that the best way is to not just say it, but show it! We can talk all day about just how good coir is for not only helping to protect natural peatlands and reduce carbon emissions across the country,…