You are a modern agricultural farmer looking for products that are fit for crops and provide high quality. You have heard of coco peat and peat moss products as the alternative organic soils that can replace the traditional soil. However, you are not sure which one suits your plants and how to use them. This article by EnvironSoil will compare peat moss vs coco coir and clarify some points so that you can make the best decision.
Coir coir (also known as coco peat) is a product produced from coconut husks that can be used as an alternative to the soil for planting once tannins, lignin, EC, and pH are processed to a level suitable for plants.
Coco peat as shown above, contributes to plant growth and brings huge value to the living environment, particularly natural renewable energy sources, due to its safe and tested features.
Peat moss is found in deep swamps and contains mostly white moss (sphagnum moss). Peat moss is found in Russia, Finland, Ireland, Sweden, Germany, etc. in the form of light brown, loose fibers. They are harvested, dried, and become a clean source of carbon-rich materials to replace agricultural land.
Although officials generally disagree that peat moss is economically viable due to its poor capability of regenerating. According to a study from the University of Washington in the United States, peat moss lagoons require at least 25 years to regenerate and retain their original value. The high levels of carbon released during the decomposition of this substrate and other natural materials lead to an increase in the greenhouse effect. Furthermore, it has a negative impact on global warming.