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

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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 on decomposition.  Made from the husk fibre of the coconut, the coir pot’s texture enables air and water to penetrate rapidly. There isn’t any water logging and the roots don’t rot at all. It supplies essential nutrients including iron, zinc, and copper which are essential for the plant’s growth. Coir pots break up directly into the soil. Therefore, you can simply dig and transplant the full pot straight into the ground or re-pot it using a large-sized container without breaking or tangling the root.

Are there any advantages of planting in coco peat? Yes is the answer, according to many gardening professionals and hobbyists. Let us cover more advantages of planting trees in the coconut shells and see why it is preferred over other materials in the subsequent blog.