Freedom Farms Coco-Perlite Growing Medium
R90.00 – R200.00
Freedom Farms Coco-Perlite Growing Medium is a very versatile soilless growing substrate for indoor and outdoor use. Coco coir has great water retention and the added Perlite makes the substrate lighter and more airy, for healthier and more abundant root systems.
Freedom Farms provide excellent craft soils and growing mediums and their coco-perlite mixes are ready to use straight form the bag – with the coir being washed, buffered and rinsed during production, creating a clean substrate with low a E.C. value and an ideal pH.
The 50-50 mix is preferred for cooler indoor environments, and will be ready to water more frequently than the 90-10 mix.
The 90-10 mix, ( 90% coir, 10% Perlite ) can be used for hotter indoor and outdoor environments, and will retain moisture longer than the 50-50 mix.
Both mixes can also be used as base substrates when formulating your own amended soil/substrate mixes.
Available in 25 liter and 50 liter volumes.
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.