Coco coir for our Tower Farm! Agrotonomy is switching from using rockwool over to coco coir. Coco coir is not any longer a novelty in the agricultural industry.
However, good organic coco coir is not easy to find! Good coco coir is a medium that will hold about 50% water and 50% air for a healthy seedling/rooting process. Choosing organic coco coir is a must since coco coir is made from coco husks. Unless organic, most coco husks are soaked with health hazardous pesticides.
True Garden in the USA, our partner Tower Farm, just switched 100% from rockwool over to the highest quality of organic coco coir! They have tested over 100 different crops successfully and they are getting incredible results: the coco coir fit tighter/better in the growing ports of the Tower Garden thus reducing algae growth.
With this organic coco coir, True Garden reports that they are also experiencing better rooting and increased crop yield.
Anyone in the USA considering buying online seedlings for their Tower Garden should buy them from True Garden.
Only True Garden in the USA sells quality organic seedlings grown in organic coco coir which size is perfectly suited for Tower Garden! Inspired by the success of our partners at True Garden, we are now in the process of switching 100% over to coco coir as well.
The advantage of a seedling grown in quality organic coco coir is that it can be used on a Tower Garden or an NFT hydroponic system, but it also can be planted straight into the soil. Of course, the same can be accomplished with a seedling using a cube of rockwool.
However, if planted in the soil, rockwool is not compostable, unlike coco coir which will organically break down. The organic coco coir features a neutral pH which will not affect the pH of the nutrient solution of a Tower Garden. It is truly a superior product… No wonder that our partners at True Garden call it the “The next generation grow medium”!