Elevated Gardens growing systems have been developed in conjunction with CocoEarth’s unique properties to maximise growth. This ensures the perfect combination of moisture, nutrient and air allowing Elevated Gardens crops to flourish.

 

Even under adverse climatic conditions root health is maintained.

It is essential that a complete and balanced liquid nutrient specific for Elevated Gardens systems is used in conjunction with CocoEarth.

 

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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

GREEN WALLS

CocoEarth being a lightweight material is ideal for Green Walls where weight of substrate can be a constraint. CocoEarth is ideally mixed with other lightweight inorganic materials such as scoria or pumice to further reduce weight loadings. The addition of CocoEarth to inorganic

materials allows exceptional water and nutrient holding properties to be established, which are essential for plant growth. CocoEarth’s internal micro sponge matrix allows for excellent insulation properties to be established which are a key feature of Green Wall.

 

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ROOFTOP GARDENS

CocoEarth being a lightweight material is ideal for Rooftop Gardens where weight of substrate can be a constraint. CocoEarth is ideally mixed with other lightweight inorganic materials such as scoria or pumice to further reduce weight loadings. The addition of CocoEarth to inorganic

materials allows exceptional water and nutrient holding properties to be established, which are essential for plant growth. CocoEarth’s internal micro sponge matrix allows for excellent insulation properties to be established which are a key feature of Rooftop Gardens.

 

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HYDROPONIC CULTIVATION

CocoEarth’s consistent substrate properties are ideal in Hydroponics, including recirculating and free drain systems. The high lignin content of CocoEarth makes it highly resistant to breakdown and hence resists change over time. The natural fungicidal properties of CocoEarth are effective

 

in greatly reducing the incidence of root diseases. Electrical conductivity and pH consistency are easily achieved with CocoEarth. A high quality, cocopeat specific nutrient solution must be used in conjunction with CocoEarth to ensure optimal plant growth.

 

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SEED RAISING &
PLANTING MIX

CocoEarth is an optimal seed raising mix, used either alone or combined with inorganic materials such as perlite. CocoEarth is a direct replacement of peat in mixes and is a renewable resource.

 

A suitable controlled release fertiliser should be mixed with CocoEarth for plant nutrition prior to planting. Alternatively a complete and balanced liquid fertiliser can be used to feed the seedlings.

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CocoEarth, was originally developed to meet the needs of this rare plant. It is a premium grade Cocopeat mix and can be used for all types of plants.

 

Designed to promote healthy root growth and to minimize the impact of irregular watering. It is free draining with a high air filled porosity to protect plants from over watering. High water retention efficiency combined with high water holding capacity will keep your plants healthy and strong with less required watering.

 

CocoEarth is made with premium quality CocoPeat and CocoBark.

A suitable controlled release fertiliser should be mixed with CocoEarth for plant nutrition prior to planting.

 

CocoEarth is biologically stable and retains its physical structure for many years, as it does not contain composted Pine bark, green waste or sewage sludge.

 

  • Cocopeat premium graded coir
  • High water retention efficiency
  • Clean and pine bark free.
  • Free draining. Easily re-wets.
  • Long lasting. No shrinkage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WOLLEMI PINE

Recommended for the planting and potting of the Wollemi Pine learn more

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Caring For Your Living Fossil

Feeding

 

Cocoearth substrate for the Wollemi Pine contains no fertilizer.  A controlled release fertilizer can be reapplied to the surface of the pot (placed under the mulch if present).  A low phosphorus fertilizer suitable for natives is recommended.  Use at the rate shown on the product label.

 

Watering

 

Water by saturating the plant as soon as the potting mix/soil becomes dry in the top 5cm of the pot – this may be once or twice a week.

 

The Wollemi Pine does not tolerate over watering and will not survive if held for excessive periods in a constantly moist potting mix. Ensure you do not to keep the plant sitting in a saucer of water.

 

 

As a general rule of thumb, the lower the light level, the less water loss.

 

Plants in the ground will usually need to be watered less often than those in pots.  Once again water should be applied when the surface soil becomes dry.  Apply enough water to wet the full volume of soil in the planting hole.

 

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Planting Outdoors

1.  2.      3.   4.  Water the plant and the ground where it is to be planted.

 

Dig a hole that is 3-4 times larger than the dimensions of the pot.  Breaking up the soil in this way will help the roots grow out from the root ball, increase aeration and the spread of irrigation water.

 

Break up any shining surfaces on the walls of the hole.  These surfaces can be a barrier to roots.

 

Place the soil from the hole on a plastic sheet and mix with an equivalent volume of CocoEarth.  If the soil is very heavy or of poor quality use less of it in the blend.

5.  6.  7.   8.  Water the soil in the hole and allow to drain.

 

Place some of this soil/CocoEarth blend back in the hole to form a small mound.

 

Remove the plant from the pot. Tease out some of the roots to encourage their development into the surrounding soil.

 

Place the plant in the centre of the hole resting on the mound of soil/CocoEarth blend.  Adjust the depth of planting until the top of the root ball is around 8-10 cm above the ground level.

 

 

 

9.     10. 11.     12.  Refill the hole, mounding the soil up to cover the root ball. Leave a channel around the outside of the hole to collect rain and irrigation water and hold it until it can soak into the soil.

 

Water the plant thoroughly.

 

Cover the mound and the surrounding soil surface with CocoMulch.  This will deter weeds, protect the surface roots from extremes of temperature and maintain soil moisture.

 

Finally, protect the plant with shade cloth until it is established.  The plant may scorch severely if immediately planted out in full sun.

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Re-Potting

1.  2.  3.  4. 5.  Water the plant before it is re-potted to minimise transplant shock.

 

Choose a pot that has good drainage in the base.

 

Put some potting mix in the base of the new pot.

 

Remove the plant from its pot.

 

Tease out some of the roots to encourage growth from the root ball into the new mix.

 

6.     7.    8.  9. Place the plant in the centre of the pot resting on the potting mix.  Adjust the depth of planting until the top of the root ball is around 2 cm below the rim of the new pot.

 

Fill the gap between the root ball and the outside of the pot with potting mix.  Tamp it down gently with your hands as you go.

 

Tap the base of the pot on a hard surface to help settle the mix in.

 

Water the pot well from above and top up with fresh potting mix if necessary.

 

 

 

 

10.     11.   Plants in hot or very dry conditions will benefit from a layer of CocoMulch on the surface of the mix. This will keep the roots cool and prevent the potting mix from drying out too quickly.

 

Place the newly potted plant in a shaded area for the first week and then gradually introduce it to full sun if required.  Plants that have been grown under shade will quickly burn if this procedure is not followed.

 

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