Coco peat

Where to buy coco peat in Kenya is at Grekkon Limited. Our product is in 5kg compressed blocks or 5kg and 18kg bags in loose form. As coco peat suppliers in Kenya, we provide untreated material for use as a multipurpose medium. Our coco peat in Mombasa is processed from coconut husks to create a good alternative for propagating seedlings and flower production. It is also for hydroponic farming and for soil amendments. Common commercial food crops propagated on seedling trays are; tomato, cabbage, onion, peppers, fruit trees amongst many others. Those grown directly in the field are; watermelon, cucumber, squash, butternut and others

For it to work effectively, wash it, and treat it. This because it has soluble salts mainly sodium which causes root hair scorching, and hence poor germination.

Our product specs are

  • pH 6.3 – 6.7
  • Electrical conductivity (EC) 1.6 – 2.0
  • Expansion ratio 2.5 – 3
  • Compression volume 28L
  • Moisture content <5%
  • Fiber content <3%
  • Sand content <1%
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Coco peat preparation for seedling propagation

1. Cleaning

Place the material in a container. Add 150L of water over the 5kg block. The block will hydrate in 5 minutes. Turn the block over halfway through the process. Pull the block apart and make sure any dry areas are fully hydrated. Drain the extra water into plants or nursery beds. The material is ready for use. One 5kg block expands to 2 cubic feet

2. Steps on how to treat coco peat with Calcium Nitrate

  • Add water in a trough
  • Add calcium nitrate to water at a ratio of 10grams or 1 spoonful per 5kg block.
  • Leave for about 30minutes for the calcium nitrate to hydrate and loosen.
  • Mix or stir the calcium nitrate solution and leave for 24hours. This is to allow for calcium nitrate to replace the sodium salt. This is a double displacement reaction. Two salts are formed: Calcium carbonate which forms a precipitate and Sodium nitrate.

    Ca(NO3)2+Na2CO3= CaCO3 ↓ + NaNO3

    • After 24hours, drain the water then wash or rinse, at least 7 times to remove all the soluble salts traces.
    • The pH and electrical conductivity (EC) of the media measured. The ideal pH should be 5.6-6.5 while the EC should be 1.6-2.0.
    • Finally, the media is potted in seedling trays then seeds sowed.
    • After germination, the nutrition program begins after two weeks since the media does not have nutrients.

     3. Planting

Place the tiny seeds individually in each cell, then cover with the coco peat planting media.

FAQs

i. How much does coco peat cost?

 Kes 80/Kg

These are retail prices. Bulk consumers and resellers receive a discount

ii. What is the rate of coco peat use?

5kgs of coco peat will be used on 12 to 15 seedling trays

Benefits of using coco peat as a growing medium

i. It is highly porous. This is for easy air and water movement to the plant roots.
ii. Has good water holding capacity. It ensures there is no over watering or under watering of your seedlings.
iii. High cation exchange capacity. This allows easy and large movement of nutrients to plant root hairs
iv. Compressed coco peat blocks. They are easy to transport and handle
v. None acidic media. It provides a great environment for root beneficial fungi and bacteria to grow and multiply
vi. Zero nutrients. The fact that it has zero nutrients means you can easily formulate various quantities required for your seedlings
vii. Sanitised growing media. It is disease and pest-free because we sanitise it during production. This destroys all fungus, bacterial or insect pests

How do you manufacture coco peat? 

It is made from coconut husks

Buy Coco Peat; summary

As the leading coco peat supplier in Kenya, Grekkon Limited’s agronomy team advises nurseries and other users. This advice is on the product’s best practices to make great use out of it. Treat first by soaking in a solution of calcium nitrate. It is to reduce sodium levels which causes root scorching.

Our sanitised media is a natural substitute for the soil because it is free of any infection or pest attack on the crop.

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  • hi can you kindly send me a quotation for cocopeat both treated and untreated ,urgently in need of ten tonnes ,
    regards
    mashel nyagilo

    mashel nyagilo
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    • Dear Mashel,

      Our untreated loose coco peat is Kes 65/kg. For 10tons, this is Kes 650,000. When and where do you need it?

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Hello, do you sell six pack planting trays (the ones with only 6 slots used in nurseries)and if you do how much are they?

    Margaret Naserian
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  • Do you sell the coconut fibre or you only sell coco peat? I need coconut fibre.

    Esther
    Reply
    • Dear Esther,

      Good evening. We only sell coco peat, however, we can link you up with a coconut fiber supplier.

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Hey we are urgently in need of cocopeat . Is it possible you send us quotations.
    Thank You.
    Julie

    Juliet bangi
    Reply
    • Dear Julie,

      Thank you for your inquiry. What quantity do you need us to quote for?

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Hi, could you let me know of a coconut fibre supplier please, if you only do cocopeat.

    suzannah barker
    Reply
    • Dear Suzannah,

      Unfortunately, we don’t.

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Do you sell pH test kit?
    Can I do away with test kit when using organic media like Cocopeat?
    Kindly help.

    Betty mukiri
    Reply
    • Dear Betty,

      We do not sell the pH test kit, and unless you need it to verify our pH quality spec as given, it is not a necessity.

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Greetings. Do you have a branch in Kakamega?…Thanks

    Felix Oseso
    Reply
    • Greetings Felix,

      We serve Kakamega from our Kisumu office. Share your contact for us to reach you or call us in Kisumu on 0759 000 911

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Hi. Can I get some untreated loose cocopeat? I have seen that you sell it at KES 65 per kg…
    Thanks

    John Mmbaga
    Reply
    • Dear John,

      Yes we have loose coco peat available. Where are you located sir?

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
  • What is the minimum order for loose cocopeat? I’m in syokimau

    Caro
    Reply
    • Dear Caro,

      Your minimum order is 5kgs. When do you need it?

      Best regards,

      Customer Service

      Reply
  • Hi. Am Edward.
    Am planning to grow 1200 polythene-potted greenhouse tomatoes in month of June 2021. How many kilos of cocoa peat can I need for that number of seedlings? Are 6cm by 4cm black polythene tubes(like the ones used for tree/flower seedlings)appropriate?

    Edward
    Reply
  • Hi
    I am looking for coco husk chips, do you supply it or can you connect with the right suppliers?. I need 2 tons oof coco chips in Uganda at earleast.
    Regards,
    SIMBA
    +256702797867 whatsApp.

    Mehlam Babbar
    Reply
  • Hi, I need loose coco peat for a school project this month, do you do deliveries?

    Grace
    Reply
  • Where are you located?

    Louise
    Reply
    • Dear Louise,

      Come to Amrash Business Park in Utawala, if you’re in or within Nairobi.

      Best regards,
      Customer Service

      Reply

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