There is a new spin on planting that appeals to young and old that requires the use of coir seed starting pellets. Coir — another word for coconut fiber — is derived from the coconut husk, which is the brown furry stuff on the outside of a coconut.
Utilizing this part of the coconut is incredibly sustainable, since you are using a product that would otherwise be discarded. When the husk is compressed into these garden pellets, it can provide your garden with nutrients while providing you with great time and money saving techniques.
Experienced green thumbs will appreciate the ease of use and clean application of this new horticultural resource. At the same time, new gardeners will become excited about the world of horticulture when they watch a pellet grow and expand neatly within a planting tray.
Simple to Use
Using coir seed starting pellets involves a simple process. First, you need to add the seed to the expanded pellet and cover with mixture. Then add water, and place it in the sun. This gardening method reduces the amount of steps in producing a perfect growing medium.
Often, in an attempt to reduce costs, people will start with top soil, then amend the soil to a planting mix. This is time consuming, messy, and can result in overspending.
Coir pellets take all the guess work out of soil amendment by providing an all-in-one solution to great soil. Benefits include retaining water while also allowing for air spaces within the soil. This staves off the effects of over watering and, conversely, the effects of not watering enough. Using coir seed starting pellets can actually save you money in materials,
Fast and Efficient
Normally, when you add soil to a small planting tray, the dirt will inevitably get all over the place and create a mess. With the coir seed starting pellets, the pellets provide enough soil to perfectly fit into a planting tray. By avoiding the clean-up, you can get the job done faster.
Coir seed starting pellets also speed up the seed growing process. The pellet provides a comfortable space for the seeds, encouraging them to germinate quickly so you can get them into the garden that much faster.
Coir is a fibrous material that allows for proper air circulation for seedlings. One significant benefit of using coir is that when it comes time to pull the plant out of the starter tray, you won’t shock the plant by uprooting it. The root system is kept intact and is not disturbed through the transplant process. Once the seedling is securely in the ground, it will eventually exit its secure root ball and expand into the garden.
Coir seed starting pellets are self-contained and provide a nutrient-dense environment for your plants to grow and mature. If you’re new to gardening, these pellets are a great way for you to start your first garden. And if you’ve always used traditional methods of starting seeds, coir pellets may change your mind for next season’s crop.