Coconut is one of those trees which has myriad uses, right from the leaves to the coir. Coconut Coir is culled from the fibrous husk that is present around the ripe kernels of account. Gone are the days when the coir was scrapped for a natural scrub to clean dishes or used as a source of fule for boillers: as charcol: of manipulated as ropes, brushes, furniture and mattresses.We have come a long way ever since.
The history of grow bags goes back to seventies when they first invented out of pure necessity-people were tried of having to replace the over-exhausted or rotted soil in their greehouse borders every few years and go throught the tedious process of reporting with new soil. Hence the grow bag was born out of the need for a convenient and efficient way of growing vegetables and crops in easy-to-replace grow bags.
Today grow bags are a revolutionary boon for green thumbed people living in cities and cramped urban areas. Essentially a grow bag is a small to large sized plastic/cloth/jute bag filled with a growing medium in which you caan grow plants.
The bus journeys to school were aweesome, mainlly because of the long hours spent in chatting with our friends and party because of the lush green fields and husking centers capturing our eyes with attention.
The sun dried husk were a pleasure to look at and little did we foresee that they formed the basis for one of the emerging markets in the agro industry. It wasn't until a few years back did we get to know what they were and how coco peat was important in the market.
Coco Peat are waste materials obtained from the extraction of coir fiber from the coir husk. Traditionally coco peats and coir fibre are present in the ratio 2/3:1/3 in coconut coir. While retting the husk in water for ten months, the coir would become supple and be beaten to extract the fibre from the husks. The dusts woulld be just thrown away in piles. Today, the importance of those dusts or coco peat has outnumbered and it is essential for us to check for their quality before choosing one.
Nullify high levels of Sodium Chloride.
No Contamination of sorts.
Retting of husks an important factor.
Dry them on cemented or concrete floors.
Plan a grow-out test.
Heat Treatement or Ethylene Oxide fumigation free.
Quality checks at different points of manufacturing.