Coconut husk contains 60%-70%of coco pith, 30%-40% of coco fiber on dry weight basis.
Coco fiber is obtained from scraping out the pithy tissues from the husk. This can be done through either wet milling or dry milling. More consistent fiber & coco pith can only be obtained from wet milling. All the materials we use come from wet milling.
Coco pith comes as a byproduct of fiber extraction. It is 100% natural organic growing medium and proven natural alternative to mined peat moss. It has low susceptibility to bio-degradation and highly porous structure enables excellent water absorbent properties, meaning that it can be hold and release nutrients to the plant over a prolonged period.
Husk chips are obtained by shredding the husk. Husk chips contained both fiber and pithy tissues.
Unwashed coco pith: 100% natural, high electrical conductivity.(EC)
Washed coco pith: washed with water to reduce EC
Buffered coco pith: some salt ions like potassium & sodium can’t be totally remove by only washing with water.
Therefore we use buffering agent to remove those excess ions from the materials.