Coir is commonly used as a soil amendment to lighten, aerate and improve the soil structure. It also has many other benefits including:
You can never be sure what’s exactly in pre-packaged soil unless you test it thoroughly. Unlike ready-made products, coir is a blank slate allowing you to create your own custom mix of additives tailored specifically to your plants. You can blend it with compost, worm castings, kelp meal, or any other soil additive to feed your plant over time. Liquid nutrients give you the advantage of feeding your plants exactly what they need each time you water, allowing you to adjust for each plant’s life cycle.
Renewable, biodegradable and versatile, it’s easy to see how this once disregarded by-product has become nature’s perfect growing media.