Using local dirt available in the market has always been a challenge for me. Gardening is a messy affair for someone like me coz I do spill a lot of soil around while am at it. One can assume the after work involved in cleaning the floor and hands off dirt.
One of the things coco peat does is to help us escape the mess while you are gardening, its not messy, doesn’t stick to your hand or dirt the floor.
It is compact – you can fill a 12 inch container with 6 coco peat disc of 10cms each.
It retains a lot of water. So no need to water every day.
Its easier to store at ones place. It’s dry and compact in nature. Just need to keep it away from moisture. I have over 200 coco discs and some grow bags at my place.
Magic of Coco peat
4 Coco Disc of 10cms each can easily fill a pot of size 10
Similar is the case with grow bags. They are compact and cost effective.
My Pomegranate plant that’s doing reasonably well in a grow bag. The image was taken when i had planted it in the grow bag.
Rooting Plugs/ Coco Plugs/Jiffy Plugs.
Some of the plants I have grown using coco peat:
It’s a fascinating world of coco products. I have loads of coco disc and some grow bags stocked. One thing about coco peat, you need to add 1 part manure every time you use them to grow plants and adding nutrients once a month won’t do any harm.
Do write back to me with your experience.
I will keep updating with my misadventures with gardening, green or whatever color they grow in.