For decades, coconut fibre has been a coconut by-product widely used in agriculture for its excellent results, either as a substitute for traditional peat or as a base substrate.
In this section, Alchimiaweb presents fertilisers specially formulated for this practical growing medium. It is usually considered an intermediate step between traditional soil-based cultivation and hydroponic or aeroponic systems, also called soilless.
For many growers, coconut cultivation offers great advantages, such as being a substrate that offers great oxygenation and therefore produces explosive root development. Or simply for greater control over the nutrients supplied.
Plant development in this growing medium is often more vigorous than in soil, especially for the root system. It is easier to correct deficiencies with this substrate, as the nutrients are quickly assimilated by the plants. This substrate can also provide spectacular yields.
Generally, these are 2-part nutrient formulas. The exact contents of bottle A is mixed in water together with the contents of bottle B when preparing the nutrient solution, adjusting the water pH beforehand.
Other products can be used in conjunction with base fertilisers responsible for covering the macro and micronutrient needs of the plants at various stages of the growth cycle. Other products that can help maximize yield are: