Grekkon Limited’s coco peat blocks are 5kgs or in powder form in bags of 5kgs and 18 kgs. Our coco peat is supplied either as treated or untreated material. It is a multipurpose medium, made from coconut husks that is the best alternative for propagating seedlings and flower production. It is also for hydroponic farming and for soil amendments. 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.
How to use coco peat for seeding propagation
- • Cleaning
Place the block 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
- • Application
Apply the planting media on all cells up to 3/4 full
Place the tiny seeds individually in each cell, then cover with the coco peat planting media.
5kg block untreated for 12-17 trays. Kes 500
5kg bag treated bag for 19 trays. Kes 750
18kg bag treated bag for 70 trays. Kes 2,500
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
Coco peat is made from
Note that this media has to be treated first by soaking in a solution of calcium nitrate. It is to reduce sodium levels which causes root scorching.
Buy Coco Peat; summary
As the leading coco peat supplier in Kenya, Grekkon Limited’s agronomy team advises nurseries and other users. This advise is on the product’s best practices to make great use out of it.
Our media as a natural substitute for soil and it is sanitised during production. It is free of any infection or pest attack on the crop.
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