Products derived from coconut husks, including coir pith, chopped fibre & coconut husk chips are a popular additive/alternative to soil among many growers. Coco coir is an ideal growing medium because it holds water exceptionally well while still promoting good drainage and aeration. It is also easily renewable, unlike peat moss, which has been the subject of controversy for some time now because it is considered a non-renewable resource.
The potential of coco pith together with husk chips and chopped coco fibre as a suitable growth medium has been known for generations. At Hayleys Fibre, we succeeded in converting these into commercially usable products.