Coconut fibre vs. Peat moss

There is a lot of discussion going on over which type of soil is the best for agriculture and our gardens: peat moss or coconut coir substrates? Sustainability and climate change are the main drivers for discussion and effectiveness is another. The truth is, that both are good additions to garden soil and farmland and both are natural and plant based. They both help break up heavy, clay soils and improve water retention in sandy soils and each composition has its own list of beneficial nutrients it adds to the soil. Peat moss and Coir Substrates such as UGro COCO encourage natural beneficial microbial populations.


UGro COCO is a high-quality coconut substrate designed to intuitively support plant growth and development and protect iconic peat lands. But like anything, both peat moss and coir have drawbacks. This is where the debate gets really interesting, as both of the small drawbacks can be compensated and the larger drawback environmentally cannot! Coir (UGro COCO) in its various structures (forms) is a relatively newcomer to agriculture. Although it has always been super popular with hydroponic growers because it has the best water retention, it is a deterrent of fungus gnats and certain diseases, and its root-supporting structure is outstanding and it carries these positives into the garden and farms where it functions like peat moss.


Peat is hugely important to our planet. It acts as a carbon store and a habitat for wildlife growing on its surface. Year-round waterlogged conditions slow the process of plant decomposition to such an extent that dead plants accumulate to form peat. The carbon in peat, when spread on a field or in a garden, quickly turns into carbon dioxide, adding to greenhouse gas levels. To protect rare plants, animals and wonderful places for people in wetland areas and prevent the release of half a million tons of greenhouse gases from disturbed bogs each year, we would like to see the use of peat banned. When you compare these facts and you search the market you will find many brands dedicated to coconut substrates, which complicates the decision when you select a coir (coco) substrate. So, given the great diversity why should you choose Simply Organic SL UGro substrates?


We, Simply Organic S.L. design, manufacture and supply only the highest-quality earth-friendly, plant-based growing and planting solutions with pride since 2003.


We offer the widest range of high-quality coir substrates on the market.


Simply Organic S.L conduct a KOGuarantee. This is a quality control and compliance production process to ensure only the highest quality plant-based materials and coir substrates are utilised in our production line. UGro COCO is environmentally friendly and sustainable as it is made from coconut food by-product sourced and packed in a salt-free environment and washed with clean fresh water to ensure low EC levels and the absence of pathogens and other impurities.


Simply Organic S.L. do not pack and format FINES coir (coco) particles into UGro COCO, which results in a premium product with the-best-water-retention and the-best-airing-properties.


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