Commercial seeding compost is often made of peat, a resource that is being viewed critically from a nature conservation perspective. Peat comes from upland moors that are increasingly threatened as natural habitats. With moors vanishing also endangered species of plants and animals become extinct. A common 80 liter bag of peat pollutes the environment with 19 kg of carbon dioxide (CO2), that is more pollutant than a car produces on a 100 km drive; and to build a 2 meter thick layer of peat it takes about 2.000 years. This natural heritage is destroyed by an excavator in only 2 minutes. Coconut on the other hand is a renewable resource that can be harvested every three months – and climate-neutral. Coconut fibre substrate is, therefore, an environmental-friendly alternative to peat. The coconut blocks are made of scraps from coconut fibre that are used to produce coconut ropes and mats. This way, the use of a former waste material creates jobs and additional income to coconut farmers and small businesses. With regard to a more carefully use of natural resources and a sustainability-based environmental awareness, you should consider the use of environmentally friendly products for propagation right from the beginning. Coconut fibre substrate is an ideal renewable substitute for seeding compost since it also is low-nutrient, permeable and basically germ-free.
A very important part of cultivating a plant is fertilizing. Above all, when your plants don’t grow as nicely as expected or