Coco peat also known as coco coir is a byproduct of coconut husk used as a growing medium for the growing of plants. Coco peat is the most preferable growing medium for the raising of vegetables’ seedlings in Nigeria.
Coco peat can be used as a substrate to grow a variety of crops in Nigeria. Some farmers use only coco peat as the growing medium for their crops. Some mix coco peat with other growing media like perlite and soil.
Some of the crops best suited for coco peat in Nigeria include the following:
Coco peat can be used a growing medium for vegetable crops. Crops like tomato, pepper, cauliflower, kale, cucumber and watermelon etc. do well when grown in coco peat. The porosity and water absorption capability of coco peat makes it a good growing substrate for vegetable crops.
Coco peat can also be used to raise vegetable’s seedlings.
Coco peat can also be used as a growing medium for a variety of herbs. These herbs include parsley, mint, thyme and basil. Most homer farmers and gardeners use a mix of coco peat and soil to row herbs in their backyard.
Coco peat can also be used as a growing substrate for fruits like strawberry, melon and watermelon. These crops do very well when grown in coco peat. The good water retention capacity of coco peat makes it an ideal substrate to grow fruit crops.
Coco peat can also be used as an ideal growing medium for flowers like roses. Flowers do really well when grown in coco peat, this is due to the high water retention capacity of coco peat.
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