- Cocopeat to increase moisture retention
- Compost to provide the necessary nutrients to the seedlings
- Vermiculite & Perlite to improve drainage and aeration
How is it different from potting mix?
- Provides a healthy start to the seeds
- Promotes seed germination
- Encourages the growth of healthy & strong roots
- Prevents compaction in the trays or cups
- Protects the delicate seedlings from fungal infections
- Potting mix is very rich in nutrients necessary for the long term growth of the plants, whereas cocopeat mix has a lesser amount of nutrients to avoid the seeds from getting burnt with an overdose of nutrition.
- Potting mix has a coarse texture, whereas the cocopeat mix is lightweight, soft & fluffy so that the baby roots can spread well & therefore enhance germination rate.
- Potting mix is mainly used to transplant plants or grow plants in containers or pots, while cocopeat mix is used to germinate seeds into seedlings.
- Fill in the biodegradable cow dung pots with a moistened cocopeat mix. Add seeds & sprinkle a thin layer of cocopeat mix over the pots to maintain darkness for the seeds for better germination.
- Use in the seedling bed, nursery pots or trays.
- Use it as a base media for growing microgreens in trays.
Store in a cool & dry place