Coir pots are made up of the coconut hull that is derived from the fibrous body between the husk and the coconut. Coir pots are completely bio-degradable and readily transform into organic matter on decomposing. Made from outer husk fibre of coconuts, coir pots provides myriad of benefits to the gardener as well as the plants.
The fibres of the husk become separated giving out stronger fibres that can be used for pot making. The fibre is formed into pot shapes by being pushed into various sizes of pot moulds. Finally, the pots are dunked in latex to make then sturdy and then dried in the sun to be packed and delivered to your garden. There is a wide variety of pot shapes available such as square pots, round and cylindrical pots and hanging coir planters.
Planting seeds in the coir pot is easy and follows same procedure as any other pot. The texture of the coir pots allows the water and air to penetrate quickly. Due to this, the roots can breathe, and there is no concussion of roots. Coir also helps in the diffusion of water and air, which helps the roots, to permeate the walls of the pots with complete ease.
Plants grown in coir pots undergo aerial root pruning which promotes root distribution. When plants are grown in a coir pot, the roots quickly penetrate the pot walls. On coming in contact with the air, the roots stop growing and new root buds start to appear leading to secondary roots that start to develop throughout the pot. Thus, allowing complete usage of the pot by dense network of root hairs.Read More
Separation of coir fibres from the coconut husks.
Removal of coir granules by tossing the fibres in a drum.
Washing of the coir with fresh water and air drying it.
Treatment of coir with steam to a temperature of 50ºC to remove unwanted bugs and weed seeds.