Coconut Pith is made by taking the part of the coconut between the outer shell and the seed coat of a coconut. It is a brilliant environmentally friendly solution for hydroponic growing that can be used in a completely renewable way.
There are countless reasons why coconut pith (also incorrectly known as peat) is one of the best hydroponic mediums to grow in including;
- It is 100% organic and naturally grown
- Great water retention - able to hold 8-9 times its weight in water
- The medium is renewably produced and completely reusable
- Biodegrades when mixed with regular soil
- Great aeration - facilitating good oxygen supply to your plant roots.
- Contains naturally occurring macro-nutrients, micro-nutrients and trace elements.
- Free from bacteria and fungal spores
Aside from being a great medium to use for micro-green growing in our incubation trays, coconut husk can also be used for;
- Hydroponic microgreen growing
- Distributing heat from heat mats
- Plant germination
- Soak in water for 10 minutes
- Place in microgreen growth tray
- Add seeds over the top (pack densely as the sprouts will support each other's vertical aspirations)
- Top up with a little bit more water until the trays are almost covered
- Place under a grow light or sunlight and check-in when required.
For more information on growth mediums, check out our blog post here.