Good plantations are one of the indicators of the success of your agricultural. A good plantation also applies a healthy cultivation system, one of which is the use of quality planting media and is rich in nutrients. Nutrients such as the content Potassium (K), Phosphorus (P), Calcium (Ca), Magnesium (Mg), and also Sodium (Na) can help plants grow faster and healthier. One of the growing media that contains these nutrients and other good ingredients is coco peat.
The goodness of nutrients needed by plants is also needed by animals such as amphibians and reptiles. They need the soft surface structure of the terrarium so they can create burrows to breed. In addition, cocopeat as soil bedding can provide ideal warmth for reptiles and amphibians, which usually require a temperature of 70 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
What is Coco Peat?
Coco peat is an organic growing medium obtained from the processing of coconut husk and also the dregs of processing coconut fiber. Coco peat is an alternative planting medium to replace the soil and also a substitute for artificial fertilizers that can be used for the cultivation of various types of plants.
What it is used for?
Cocopeat is not only used as a growing medium but can also be used for soil bedding, to create a safe habitat for pets, such as geckos, green anole, frog, garter snake, salamander, turtles, and other amphibians.
Why do amphibians need cocopeat as soil bedding? Because you need to remember that amphibians rely on moisture to hydrate themselves because they basically do not drink water directly. To measure a good level of humidity, you can use a hygrometer. On the other hand, it is also useful in plants because they also need moisture as their water source for photosynthesis. Cocopeat also has the nutrients needed by plants to grow and be healthy.
How to choose the best Coco Peat?
Of course, when you want to buy, you will choose the best cocopeat. Our plants and pets must get the best benefits from cocopeat. If you provide low-quality cocopeat, it will have an impact on the growth and health of your favorite plants and animals.
Then how to determine the best cocopeat? To choose the best cocopeat there are several criteria, such as PH, humidity, and also electrical conductivity value. A good cocopeat has PH 6 to 7, Humidity 1% to 15%, Ec value 0.4 Ms/Cm to 1.5 Ms/Cm (for plants), and 1.5 Ms/Cm to 3 Ms/Cm (soil bedding for amphibians), does not contain bacteria or fungi and can absorb water well.
How to use Coco Peat?
Using coco peat block is very easy, you can use it yourself at home. First, you put the cocopeat into a large bowl. Second, add water as much as half of the total weight of the cocopeat. Third, let the coco peat absorb water for 20 minutes, then after that you can stir for maximum results.