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Seed Raising Substrates

BENEFITS OF USING COCOPEAT FOR SEED RAISING

Strong Root Growth

Produce seedlings with stronger more fibrous roots
Cocopeat (Galuku Coir)'s light weight, high Water Holding Capacity and high Air Filled Porosity is advantageous for producing seedlings with strong and fibrous roots.

Higher germination rates
Cocopeat (Galuku Coir)'s ability to re-wet easily makes it the perfect medium to use in seedling trays and tubes. Germination rates are very high when seedlings are grown in mixes containing Cocopeat (Galuku Coir).

Easily re-wets
Cocopeat (Galuku Coir) is the ideal medium for all seed raising applications. Unlike sphagnum peat, Cocopeat (Galuku Coir) has the ability to re-wet very easily. This makes it the perfect medium to use in plug and cell production for vegetable and flower seed raising, and for tubestock production of outdoor seedlings.

HOW TO USE COCOPEAT FOR SEED RAISING

Adding 50% by volume of Cocopeat (Galuku Coir) to most seedling mixes will improve water holding, aeration, and nutrition. Add Gypsum at about 2 grams to every 100 litres of Cocopeat (Galuku Coir) used. Do not use lime. Feed normally once seeds have germinated.

Vegetable Seedlings
Typical Vegetable Seedling Mix formulation:

Cocopeat (Galuku Coir) and Vermiculite at 50% to 50% by volume. To this add some Fertlisers to improve the Phosphorus, Calcium, Nitrogen, Iron and remaining trace elements.

Per cubic meter of mix use:

Gypsum at 0.75 kg
Ammonium Nitrate at 0.4 kg
Superphosphate at 0.75 kg
Iron Sulphate at 0.75 kg

Prior to using check the pH and EC of the mix. Ensure the mix is well watered. Use a complete liquid feed with Calcium or the low strength dose of A & B concentrates (hydroponic feed solution).

High Germination Rate

Flower Seedlings
See Typical Vegetable Seedling Mix formulation, alternatively for varieties requiring a more open media use:

Cocopeat (Galuku Coir) 60%
Medium Grade Perlite 40%

or

Cocopeat (Galuku Coir) 70%
Propogation Sand 30%

Tubestock

Cocopeat (Galuku Coir) 60%
Coarse Perlite 40%

or

Cocopeat (Galuku Coir) 60%
Propagation Sand 20%
Screened Bark 30%

Cuttings
For cuttings make a mixture of 50% Cocopeat (Galuku Coir) with Gypsum added and 50% coarse sand. Do not feed until roots have developed.

Crysanthemums & Carnations Mix

Cocopeat (Galuku Coir) 60%
Perlite 40%

Rose Mix

Cocopeat (Galuku Coir) 100%

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