There are tens of hundreds of coco coir suppliers that claim to be the "best" in this business. So, how are we different then?
We do not just talk, but walk the walk. With us, you will get straight answers.
We are based in the USA and are easily reachable. We have an impeccable record to back our talk.
Our pricing is reasonable and transparent.
We will not compromise ethics or our quality standards just to get your business.
We firmly believe that the more you know, the better you grow. From a quality standpoint, it is our humble conclusion that five key components separate the professionals from the amateurs.
All are interconnected. Compromise one and you have compromised all. We work only with coir mills that we have personally vetted, approved and time-tested for quality and business ethics.
In the sections below, you can see examples of the good, the bad and the ugly. Before making a purchasing decision, you should consider these five factors because they can make a huge impact on the final product you produce using coir.
By clearly outlining what's acceptable, we eliminate ambiguity. And we continuously monitor, train and update all our supply chain partners to ensure top quality and consistency in all our supplies.
With poor quality cocopeat, you will see sticks, stones, sand, high fiber content, superfine dust, polyester fibers and more. Proper storage, cleaning methods and stringent checks ensure a top-quality, clean product.
To produce a homogenous soil media using coco, it is necessary to have a cured pith. Adequate aging and a proper rotation of the husk piles are very important
Soil media that is high on salts, will have an adverse effect on the plant’s growth. Coconuts from the trees that are very close to the sea coast are super rich in salts. At Peat’s Sake, we avoid such sources and focus on the inland supply (low on salts). All our coir-mills use pure rainwater or distilled water (RO treated) to wash the coir.
The electrical conductivity (eC), reported in milli Siemens/cm is the universal measure of salt content. In the USA, it is also expressed as parts per million (ppm). Generally speaking, a coir media with eC < 1.0 mS/cm (per 1:1.5 V/V Dutch method) is considered low on salts.
Yield means the re-expansion of compressed coir when water is added. Aging, cleanliness, salt content, particle size, fiber content, compression ratio, moisture, fine dust - all have varying effects on the yield.