Time to say ‘no’ to Plastics for growing plants – Part 2

Coconut
Let’s continue from where we left in the previous blog.  There have been quite a lot of discussions on the ban of plastics globally with even a few states in India that have banned the use of plastic successfully. Once you’re done with your coconut, simply scrape the inside of the coconut, make one or two holes and use it to place vegetables with shallow roots such as peas or lettuce. The biggest advantage of choosing coconut shells over other materials is that they are freely available. You simply need to have coconut shells, coco peats or potting mix, a spray bottle and of course some seeds, and there you go. Biodegradable nature of Coconut shells: The coconut shell potters are characteristic of biodegradability and convert into the organic matter…
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Time to say ‘no’ to Plastics for growing plants – Part 1

Coconut
Do you throw away coconut shells after use? Why not replace the plastic containers or planters with coconut shells by cutting them into halves. Coconut shells make excellent growing medium as saplings can be transplanted right into the soil alongside the pot.  The coconut shell, upon degradation, offers essential nutrients to the plant saplings. Benefits of Tender Coconut: The benefits of Coconut are myriad and we have also discussed this in our previous blog posts. According to multiple reports and studies were done by the Coconut Development Board, Ministry of agriculture and farmer's welfare, coconut is considered to be a natural anti-viral and anti-bacterial food. Tender coconut has been proved to be a natural source of minerals, electrolytes, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, complex carbohydrates, and several other nutrients. The natural…
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What are the things that you can make out of Coir?

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Coir products are eco-friendly products. They are the most preferred raw material for making a wide range of products ranging from mattresses, coir molded baskets and yarns. Some of the other products manufactured out of coir include. Coir ropes & Belts: Coir rope making is one of the most popular cottage industries in India. The coconut fibre is wounded on a wheel that is attached to hooks. The wheel is operated by hand which helps twist the coir while more is added in the process. It forms a strong rope that does not break or unwind. The main application of coir belts is to drive machines, in addition to doubling up as conveyor belts. Mattresses, Tiles & Rugs: Most households in India have either coir mattresses or rugs. Coir tiles…
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Would demand go up for tender coconut to beat heat this summer?

Coconut
Summer is around the corner and when the temperature and heat hit the peak, the demand for tender coconut gets bigger other popular heat escape drinks to include buttermilk and fresh juices. Tender Coconut is the most popular drink during the hot and scorching summer where humidity is a killer, especially in South India. It is also the time when temporary stalls and pushcart vendors selling tender coconuts get lucky as people consume more tender coconut water especially on the street pavements and highway roads. Because coconut water is loaded with essential nutrients and minerals, it is an instant relief if you suffering from dehydration when restoration of energy is of the essence. The demand for tender coconut can shoot up in the months to come with an increase in…
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