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Peat Moss Vs Coco Coir

Peat moss is harvested from bogs that have taken hundreds if not thousands of years to form as dead plant material piled on dead plant material Once harvested it’s not coming back anytime soon Coir comes from the shell and fibers of coconuts

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  • Peat Moss vs Coconut Fiber  Home Guides  SF Gate

    Peat Moss vs Coconut Fiber Home Guides SF Gate

    Sphagnum peat moss holds 10 to 20 times its dry weight in water while ground coconut fiber coir holds an average of 8 to 9 times its dry weight despite reports that coir has a much greater

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  • Coconut Coir vs Peat Moss

    Coconut Coir vs Peat Moss

    Stripmining peat causes massive environmental and cultural resource damage Notes Peat moss sold in the US generally comes from Canada so the shipping distance is less than coconut coir Sea travel uses less fossil fuel than trucking though so shipping costs are about the same for either medium Embracing a Better Soil Amendment

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  • Peat Moss vs Coir Coconut Fiber  ASHLAND GARDEN CLUB

    Peat Moss vs Coir Coconut Fiber ASHLAND GARDEN CLUB

    Jan 07 2019 · Water absorption –While proponents of Coir state its water retention is equal to peat moss peat moss typically retains much more water than Coir Peat moss holds 10 to 20 times its dry weight in water while Coir holds 8 to 9 times its dry weight in water Coir does saturate faster than peat moss thereby using less water to “activate”

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  • Peat vs Coco Coir  KIS Organics

    Peat vs Coco Coir KIS Organics

    Apr 29 2016 · Pros of Coco Coir Coir pH usually runs 6 – 67 Renewable resource byproduct of the coconut industry Easier to rewet than peat moss is not hydrophobic Usually cheaper than peat moss Different reports list coco as having a water capacity ranging from 8x to 30x its own weight Excellent habitat for microorganisms

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  • Coco Pith vs Peat Moss Which Is More Sustainable To Use

    Coco Pith vs Peat Moss Which Is More Sustainable To Use

    Apr 12 2018 · Coco pith is made from the outer husk of coconuts something that’s otherwise just thrown away while peat moss is harvested from slow growing peatlands It seems obvious which one is more sustainable but you may be surprised by the truth just like I was

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  • Coconut Coir vs Peat Moss

    Coconut Coir vs Peat Moss

    Stripmining peat causes massive environmental and cultural resource damage Notes Peat moss sold in the US generally comes from Canada so the shipping distance is less than coconut coir Sea travel uses less fossil fuel than trucking though so shipping costs are about the same for either medium Embracing a Better Soil Amendment

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  • Differences Between Coco Coir Peat and Sphagnum Peat Moss

    Differences Between Coco Coir Peat and Sphagnum Peat Moss

    Apr 05 2019 · Comparing peat moss to coco coir peat Peat moss Sphagnum moss is found in peat bogs across northern Europe Canada and North America It can take centuries to form Peat moss is known to hold water and is well aerated but it does also have a few traits which gardeners need to consider before use Peat moss is not a sustainable product

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  • Peat Moss vs Coir Coconut Fiber  ASHLAND GARDEN CLUB

    Peat Moss vs Coir Coconut Fiber ASHLAND GARDEN CLUB

    Jan 07 2019 · Water absorption –While proponents of Coir state its water retention is equal to peat moss peat moss typically retains much more water than Coir Peat moss holds 10 to 20 times its dry weight in water while Coir holds 8 to 9 times its dry weight in water Coir does saturate faster than peat moss thereby using less water to “activate”

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  • Peat Moss vs Coco Coir  Tomatoville Gardening Forums

    Peat Moss vs Coco Coir Tomatoville Gardening Forums

    Apr 15 2013 · Coco Coir differs from Peat Moss in a couple other ways Coir has only marginally more N and P than Peat Moss but neither is significant enough to affect plant growth Coir does however contain a significant amount of Potassium up around 2 Peat Moss has an insignificant amount of K

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  • Peat Moss Growing benefits uses and comparison to Coco Coir

    Peat Moss Growing benefits uses and comparison to Coco Coir

    Peat moss causes surface cracking of your garden soil when it dries out When compost from your compost pile is readily available Compost has similar benefits to peat moss and is a renewable resource Peat moss vs coconut coir As mentioned in the disadvantages one of the drawbacks to using peat moss is that it is a nonrenewable resource

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  • Is Coir an Ecofriendly Substitute for Peat Moss  Garden

    Is Coir an Ecofriendly Substitute for Peat Moss Garden

    The remaining dust and short fibers are known as coir pith In horticulture the term coir is used interchangeably with the term coir pith and is sometimes called coir peat coir dust coir meal or coco peat The material is brown sawdustlike and looks similar to dry peat moss

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  • Growing Cannabis In Coco Coir Or Peat Moss  RQS Blog

    Growing Cannabis In Coco Coir Or Peat Moss RQS Blog

    Nov 12 2019 · Growing Cannabis In Coco Coir Or Peat Moss Growing cannabis in soil alone offers good results but soil amendments such as peat moss and coco coir can make good results great They add structure hold water improve acidity and boost microbial life

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  • Coco coir Vs Coco peat  Rollitup

    Coco coir Vs Coco peat Rollitup

    Nov 14 2016 · im not really a fan of coco in general due to the low CEC rates peat moss is superior but more acidic so liming agents are needed In a perfect world growers would create their own vastly superior peat from a compost pile

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  • Coco Pith vs Peat Moss Which Is More Sustainable To Use

    Coco Pith vs Peat Moss Which Is More Sustainable To Use

    Apr 12 2018 · Coco pith is made from the outer husk of coconuts something that’s otherwise just thrown away while peat moss is harvested from slow growing peatlands It seems obvious which one is more sustainable but you may be surprised by the truth just like I was

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  • Peat vs Coir  Grasscity Forums  The 1 Marijuana

    Peat vs Coir Grasscity Forums The 1 Marijuana

    Aug 28 2012 · While Coco coir may be and often is used in a soil mix to assist in drainage in your base soil it will often contain Trichoderma spores which research has shown to degrade Endomycorrhizae fungus Coco Coir holds a lower CeC Cation Exchange Capacity value than Sphagnum Peat

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  • Peat Moss VS Coco Coir – Clonify

    Peat Moss VS Coco Coir – Clonify

    Pros of Coco Coir Coir pH usually runs 6 – 67 “Renewable” resource – byproduct of the coconut industry Easier to rewet than peat moss is not hydrophobic Usually cheaper than peat moss Different reports list coco as having a water capacity ranging from 8x to

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  • Why Growers are Crazy for Coco Coir  Maximum Yield

    Why Growers are Crazy for Coco Coir Maximum Yield

    Jul 24 2017 · Coco Coir has a Neutral pH Value The pH of coir is also a huge benefitwhile peat moss is considered acidic with a pH of 33 to 4 coir is closer to an ideal neutral pH between 52 and 68 This means coco coir is ready to use for most plants without adding lime Nutritionally coco is also an excellent choice

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  • Peat vs Coir  Cannabis Cultivation  Growery Message Board

    Peat vs Coir Cannabis Cultivation Growery Message Board

    Jul 05 2010 · Coco has a more optimal pH for plant growth 557 vs Peats 45 Coco drains better and has superior air porosity when compared to Peat On the same note Peat is far easier to overwater where Coco is incredibly hard to overwater assuming you buy a coco brand without much dustpith and lots of larger particlesfibre

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  • PeatvCoir – Fairfax Gardening

    PeatvCoir – Fairfax Gardening

    Coir has high waterretention capacity Peat retains moisture if kept moist but once dry peat is very hard to rewet and will shed water Coir has equal portions of lignin and cellulose and is free of seeds and sticks that are found in peat

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  • Peat Moss vs Coco Coir  Tomatoville Gardening Forums

    Peat Moss vs Coco Coir Tomatoville Gardening Forums

    Apr 15 2013 · Coco Coir differs from Peat Moss in a couple other ways Coir has only marginally more N and P than Peat Moss but neither is significant enough to affect plant growth Coir does however contain a significant amount of Potassium up around 2 Peat Moss has an insignificant amount of K

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  • PeatvCoir – Fairfax Gardening

    PeatvCoir – Fairfax Gardening

    Coir has high waterretention capacity Peat retains moisture if kept moist but once dry peat is very hard to rewet and will shed water Coir has equal portions of lignin and cellulose and is free of seeds and sticks that are found in peat

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  • Peat Moss Versus Coir  by Roger Marshall

    Peat Moss Versus Coir by Roger Marshall

    May 15 2015 · Peat moss is highly acidic with a ph of around 35 to 48 which gives it strong antiseptic properties but when combined in a potting soil limestone is often added to reduce the ph Coir on the other hand usually has a Ph of 55 to 7 but most coir is around 58 to 63 making it far more suitable for potting mixes without the need for additional limestone

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  • Peat moss vs coconut coir  Water Quality Growing Media

    Peat moss vs coconut coir Water Quality Growing Media

    Ive had some coco coir that has still read over 100 after 3 days of soaking Peat moss is much less fuss rinse and use or soak in a bucket of water and take only the stuff that floats Peat that sinks in water after several hours or right away is low quality and drains very poorly

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  • Coco Coir vs Peat Moss  Mushroom Cultivation  Shroomery

    Coco Coir vs Peat Moss Mushroom Cultivation Shroomery

    May 08 2004 · Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive membersonly content Youll gain access to additional forums file attachments board customizations encrypted private messages and much more Coco Coir vs Peat Moss

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  • Coco Coir VS Peat Moss  Mushroom Cultivation  Shroomery

    Coco Coir VS Peat Moss Mushroom Cultivation Shroomery

    Aug 27 2007 · Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive membersonly content Youll gain access to additional forums file attachments board customizations encrypted private messages and much more Coco Coir VS Peat Moss

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  • Vermiculite vs Peat Moss vs Coco Peatwhich to choose

    Vermiculite vs Peat Moss vs Coco Peatwhich to choose

    Coco peat aka coir fiber and peat moss both break down over time but as they do so since theyre both organic materials they add organic matter and humus to your soil Thus their decay should be regarded as a Good Thing

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  • 5 Best Seed Starting Mixes For Explosive Plant Growth

    5 Best Seed Starting Mixes For Explosive Plant Growth

    Apr 03 2017 · Peat moss has come under fire for being less sustainable than other options like coco coir due to the fact that it is mined from bogs and is thus nonrenewable The management of these bogs is pretty good though almost to the point of peat moss being classified as a

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  • Peat vs Coir  Cannabis Cultivation  Growery Message Board

    Peat vs Coir Cannabis Cultivation Growery Message Board

    Jul 05 2010 · The same rules apply for coco coir except that the pH of coco is naturally 557 and I believe 67 is more common Heres some pros cons and possibly neutral facts Coco has a more optimal pH for plant growth 557 vs Peats 45 Coco drains better and has superior air porosity when compared to Peat

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  • Coco Coir What Is It Benefits and How to Use It in

    Coco Coir What Is It Benefits and How to Use It in

    Although peat does retain moisture rehydrating it takes some patience Coco coir on the other hand absorbs moisture readily and takes a lot less time to rehydrate Sanitary Like peat coco coir is pest and diseasefree so you don’t have to worry about weeds or diseases when using the medium for starting seedlings or mulching plants

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