Coco Coir Pots
Coco coir pots are eco-friendly alternatives to traditional plastic pots used in horticulture nurseries. These pots are made up of coconut frames, which are obtained from the fibrous body between the husk and the coconut. The porous nature of these pots allows for air to reach the lateral roots, making them ideal for growing fresh plants and seedlings.
One of the key benefits of using coco coir pots is that they are compostable and biodegradable. This means that they can be planted directly into the soil without needing to remove the pot, which can cause damage to the primary roots and reduce the yield of the plant.
Coco coir pots are penetrative and absorptive to water, air, and roots, providing an ideal growing environment for plants. As these pots decompose organically in the soil, they minimize root disturbance throughout the planting process, ensuring that the plant can establish a strong root system. If you’re looking for an eco-friendly alternative to plastic pots and grow bags, coco coir pots are an excellent option.
Some of the common sizes of coco pots include:
- 2-inch coco pots: These small pots are ideal for starting seeds or growing small seedlings. They can be easily placed on a windowsill or in a small greenhouse.
- 2.5-inch coco pots: These pots are slightly larger than the 2-inch size and can accommodate slightly larger seedlings.
- 3.4-inch coco pots: These pots are a popular size for growing herbs, lettuce, and other small plants. They are also suitable for transplanting seedlings from smaller pots.
- 6-inch coco pots: These pots are suitable for growing medium-sized plants, such as tomatoes, peppers, and small fruit trees.
- 8-inch coco pots: These larger pots are ideal for growing larger plants or multiple plants together. They are commonly used for vegetables, flowers, and shrubs.
- 10-inch coco pots: These pots are ideal for growing larger plants, such as fruit trees, small bushes, and large vegetables like squash or pumpkin.
- 12-inch coco pots: These pots are larger still and can accommodate even larger plants or multiple plants. They are suitable for growing trees, shrubs, and larger vegetables.
- 14-inch coco pots: These pots are the largest size and are ideal for growing large plants like trees or for creating a mixed planting arrangement.
Overall, coco pots are a versatile option for growing plants and come in a variety of sizes to suit different planting needs.
Coco Coir Pots FAQ
What pots are best for coco coir?
Fabric pots are ideal to start with cloners and new seedlings, it comes in different sizes of 1, 2, 3, 5, and 10 gallons. A 5-gallon fabric pot is best suited for a 5kg compressed coco block.
What are the disadvantages of coir pots?
A disadvantage of coir is that it does not have much in the way of nutrients itself and needs extra fertilizer to provide plants with all the nutrients they desire.
How long do coco coir pots last?
They last about 12 months above ground before they go 'hairy', and biodegrade over several months when planted. We say ' several' as they are very natural products, with a lot of hand crafting about them.