GROW PLANTS FASTER USING COCO COIR POTS & AIR PRUNING PRINCIPLE | Gardening Tips


Hello Friends! Today we will discuss on Coco Pots or the
coconut coir pots. The Pros and cons of using coco pots and how
they help in faster plant growth by using automatic air pruning mechanism. Coming up. Before we start, please make sure you have
subscribed to this channel along with the bell notification clicked. For those who want to grow their plants faster
organically, shifting from plastic pots or cement pots to coco pots is the best option. You will learn about this shortly. What are coco pots? Coco Pots also called as coir pots or coconut
coir pots are biodegradable pots or planters made from coconut fibres. They are widely used in horticulture and home
gardening because they have their own advantages which we will discuss shortly. These coco pots are available in different
sizes and shapes including seedling cups, hanging pots and other types of fancy planters. You can check a link in description to purchase
these pots. How are they manufactured? They are made from coconut fibers which is
not expensive and the same stuff is used to make coco peat which am sure almost all gardeners
use in their potting mix. These coco pots are either hand made or machine
made. We will not go into the details of how these
are manufactured. In short they are made using coconut coir
fibres and natural rubber latex which are 100% natural and biodegradable. Now, before we look into the benefits or advantages
of coir pots, we list out the two disadvantages or cons of coco pots:
1.They are expensive than cement and plastic pots. 2.They are not durable like plastic or cement
pots. Now, the Benefits of using Coco Coir Planters:
1.Biodegradable: This means, if you are using seedling pots of coco coir or small planters,
you can directly plant the whole container into the soil. This will degrade in the soil and the roots
establish in the soil. This way you are avoiding the Transplant Shock
or repotting shock which can sometimes kill your plant. 2.Nourishment: Coco coir is rich in some nutrients
like potassium,, zinc, magnesium, copper and iron, and all beneficial to a plants growth
specially useful for seed starting. 3.Light weight: The light weight of the pot
makes it ideal for terrace gardening and also for hanging planters. 4.Air pruning of Roots or Aerial Root Pruning:
This is the most important advantage of using coco pots. Normally what happens is when you grow in
a non-porous pot like plastic or cement pot, there is congestion of roots. You can see this root ball. This is an entangled form of roots growing
within a bound container. Whether its plastic or cement pot, this is
what happens – as the plants and the roots continue to grow, there is no space for root
development. The growing roots hit the rigid wall of the
container and go around and grow in the available space and get Root Bound. Yes this is called Root bounding and this
is the reason why we need to repot our plants into a larger sized container once a year
or so. But if you apply the concept of Air pruning,
this does not happen in air pruning pots. Plants grown in coconut coir pots undergo
air pruning which promotes healthy root distribution and avoids root coiling. So what exactly happens with this air pruning
of roots. Coco pots are porous on all sides, the growing
roots quickly penetrate or touch the pot walls. On coming in contact with the air, the root
tip is burnt by air and that root point stop growing and hence two new root branches start
to appear leading to secondary roots that start to multiply within the pot in a similar
process without coiling. You can watch my detailed episode on Air pruning
where I have experimented this on a tomato plant using coco pot as well a fabric bag. You can click here at this circled end screen
link to watch that episode. Please Like, Share and comment below with
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  2. Hello DR. Very good information and beneficial for terrace Gardening. Thanks for sharing ur genuine efforts and research.

  3. Very good to know about the coconut coir pots. I have some of the hanging basket types & have also used the soil for seedlings ( worked very well; now I know why☺️) now I want to get the seedling pots. Great information, thank you !

  4. Thank you for showing us how to be better and kinder to plants. Thank you for being honest about the cost and lifespan of the coir coco pot. As someone who wants to live each day in a thoughtful, respectful manner toward all living things this video provides the appropriate information needed for that. Thank you kind friend for putting the effort and time into producing this video.

  5. Hello sir
    Your videos are really helpful
    I like your experiments 👍
    Can you share the details of the spray that u are using ?
    Thanks

  6. Can we use mustard cake for my green plants in summer months??
    I M really curious…
    Do answer my query…
    Your explainations are really interesting

  7. Tips on powder mildew and bugs?! If you have one can you direct me please I couldn’t find it? If no video any tips please?!

  8. I used coco coir mixed with top soil (about 2 parts coir to 1 part top soil). But I find that it easy to over water the potting mix as I see water actually pool on top of the soil. Even after 2 or 3 days of hot temps and no rain.
    I'm worried my potted plants will die.
    I did put drain holes in the bottom of the pots but I never see water run out.
    My first time using coco coir.

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