Coco coir is the outer shell, the husks of a coconut. It protects the coconut flesh and sweet coconut milk from the hot salty environment coconuts usually grow in. Coco husks are tasked with making sure the fruit gets all the nutrients it needs. The husks are ground down after the coconut flesh and milk are extracted by other industries. We take the the remaining product and separate the fine coco coir, the coco fibres and coco chips so that we can mix them again according to our customers needs.
Coconut substrate differs from traditional turf substrate (soil) because of its texture. It’s bouncy coarse texture offers greater ventilation for root development and a more equal distribution of solution after you have fed your plants. Soil is a traditional method of growing but with changes in the environment, it has been quickly discovered it is not the most beneficial, for more a healthy crop nor a healthy ecosystem. As coco coir is such a neutral substrate , it allows the farmer greater influence over the nutrient intake of the plant. Traditional peat mining is also problematic as it takes so long for the earth to produce more, only growing at a rate of 2mm per year (approx).
Anything! Well, within reason. You can grow fruit, vegetables, any herbs, including marijuana, anything that you would consider growing in your garden or greenhouse you can grow with UGroCoco.
You can use all our products inside and outside, as long as you feed them all the lovely nutrients they need, they get the right amount of light and water, you are good to go.
Compressed coco coir has been squashed with a hydraulic press to remove excess moisture and air. This leaves the substrate bother lighter and smaller, making it easier to transport and store. Once you are ready to use the compressed coco coir you simply add water and watch as your coir expands to its full size. It is able to do this because of its bouncy texture. Loose coco does not come in the pressed brick format but in bags ready to use.
No. We actually offer a range of products where you can grow straight out of the bag. Our products are suitable for all types of watering systems, this includes manual watering, so you’ve no excuse to get started.
EC level should increase steadily over two-thirds of the life of the plant. At the end of his life must gradually reduce the level of EC to keep constant in the culture medium and avoid problems of over-fertilisation. To control the level of EC meter must be used.
PH measurement can be done in different ways, using litmus paper, reactive substances or an electronic meter. The most reliable measurements are obtained through electronic meter.
It is best to keep your PH level between 5.8 and 6.2, as at this level your plant will find it easier to absorb the nutrients. We advise any growers to look up the best pH level for the specific crop they are growing, as it can differ depending on the plant type.
Yes. Coco coir has no nutritional value so you will need fertiliser to supply your plants with the nutrients it needs to grow. Our products are suitable for coco, hydroponic, soil and organic fertilisers. We advise you to check what is best for your specific crop. When you use our Pure Superior you do not need need to use any fertiliser for first two weeks, as it comes enriched with organic fertiliser.
Yes! This is one of the great things about UGroCoco, you can reuse your cocopeat up to three times without damage to your plants. We advise to sieve through it before each reuse, to ensure you have no old roots in there but it would be advisable and check the EC level of coco coir before starting a new crop and washing the substrate if the level is very high, but apart from that there are no problems with you reusing your cocopeat. We encourage all our customers to recycle and this is a great way to save some money too. It’s a win- win situation!

*Do not reuse growing medium if your last plant was diseased.

 
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