Learn How to Make Coco Peat at Home in this DIY article. Coco peat is a natural alternative of Peat Moss. It improves soil texture, aeration, and productivity!
It improves water retention and porosity of the growing medium, makes the soil crumbly and light, enhances productivity, and reduces root diseases! You can either use commercial one or learn how to make coco peat at home to use it in your homemade potting soil recipes.
1. Remove Coconut Husk
Use pliers or a coconut husk remover tool to separate the layer of coconut coir from its shell.
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2. Separate the Husk
Divide the husk into smaller parts before putting them in the blender or mixer.
3. Mix it Well
Use a mixer or blender to turn coconut fiber into a powder form.
4. Make it Smooth
Keep mixing until you see smooth and fine powder.
5. Remove the Fiberous Pieces
For a fine texture, remove unpowdered pieces of coconut fiber or coir. Either remove them by handpicking or use the sieve.
At this step, your product is ready to use. You can mix it in the soil or store it in the brick form for later use.
6. Pour Some Water
You’ll have a fine coconut coir powder, add some water in it to make a thick slurry.
7. Mix it Well
Use a trowel to churn the water and coir powder to mix them well.
8. Store in a Container
Pour the solution in the desired container (depends on the shape you want for your DIY coco peat) and compress it. Commercial bricks are compressed using the machines, but you can use your hands or other tools to complete this task.