Freedom Farms Coco-Perlite Growing Medium
R120.00 – R220.00
Freedom Farms Coco-Perlite Growing Medium is a blend of coco coir and perlite with zero added amendments. This basic blend allows for a variety of cultivation methods.
Coco Pearl has multiple applications due to its basic formulation. Applications include hydroponic cultivation, ‘build a soil’ and seed germination. Hydroponic cultivation requires a continuous supply of a full-spectrum inorganic nutrient solution (EC between 1.5 and 2.5 mS/cm) to the plant roots. This is essential for plant growth if no additional amendments are added. The ‘build a soil’ application requires the addition of various amendments mixed into the Coco Pearl substrate according to the soil recipe used. Ensure thorough mixing of the Coco Pearl and amendments before allowing the new blend to mature and settle for 1-2 weeks before planting. If used for seed germination, make sure to add a full spectrum nutrient solution (EC 1.2 mS/cm) after seedling emergence to provide essential nutrients for growth. Coco Pearl coir has been sieved, buffered and washed to an EC below 1 mS/cm (EC).
Available at Hydroponic.co.za in a 50-50 or 90-10 mix, in 30lt bags (Orange, branded) and 50lt bags (White, unbranded)
Key Features of Freedom Farms Coco-Perlite Growing Medium:
– Base substrate
– Hydroponic application
– ‘Build a soil’ application
– Seed germination
– No plant nutrients included
– Requires full nutrient application
– Pathogen free
– Weed free
– Coco coir is sieved, buffered and washed to an EC
– Perlite level indicates aeration level
More about coco-coir and Perlite…
Coco Peat consists of processed coconut fibers and is a byproduct of the coconut industry which, without its usefulness to gardeners, would otherwise be disposed of. As a growing medium similar to sphagnum peat, coco peat, also called coir or coir dust, provides an alternative to potting soil featuring high water retention, suitable aeration and antifungal benefits.
Perlite may be the most commonly used growing medium in the world. This excellent product is used by hydroponic as well as organic gardeners. It has excellent “wicking” action yet doesn’t absorb water giving the plants roots plenty of oxygen. Commonly used in a mixture with vermiculite or Coco Peat.
Perlite, made from processed granules of volcanic rock, has excellent capillary properties and doesn’t compact, which allows for good aeration.
Used in pot culture or with drippers, it is one of the best hydroponic growing mediums around.