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Coco Perlite (70/30 Mix)

Coco Perlite (70/30 Mix)

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This Coco Perlite is a blend of 70% high-quality desiccated coconut husk (coir) and 30% Perlite, making it a reliable and easy to use substrate for hydroponic systems too! It is Ph stabilised and drains very well while maintaining moisture levels. The perfect all rounder on its own or in your favourite mix. 

This one of my little extras I add into my finer mixes for growing my smaller cuttings / plants in. I mix a small amount of this in with my fern fibre and premium orchid bark & some cactus mix to act and a wetting agent. It’s also great at maintaining temperatures on those delicate baby roots that will form!

It is ready to use out of the bag, no soaking or washing/cleaning is required.

Comes in 1 & 2 Litre bags.

 

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Why do you package your potting mediums in plastic?

When it came to deciding between using plastic vs paper bags, we did research into this very thoroughly, and wanted something that was locally produced , and could stand up to the rigours of being shipped across Nz and protected its contents, we also wanted our packaging to be reusable and not just a throwaway item.

We chose a Nz based based company with local manufacturing in Auckland with an amazing work ethic! We did not want to choose a throwaway item produced overseas with unknown / unsustainable practices. Here’s why: 

Paper isn’t always better

You may not realize this but while it may sometimes seem  that using paper packaging products (eg imported paper bags) is the only way to go, it’s important to look at the sustainability of an item as a whole,

  1. Carbon footprint

Distance: First we must look at how far an item has travelled, has it come from overseas, how did it get here, was it flown in? The carbon footprint for paper packaging could be MASSIVE in comparison to a plastic bag that was locally produced. 

Manufacturing: How was it produced, was the factory it was produced in employing sustainable practices? Is the waste produced from manufacturing the item recycled? Or just discarded? What are the emissions produced from the factory, is it hydro power vs coal power?

Material: What is your paper bag made from? Ideally it would be made from sustainably harvested (typically pine) forests and not rainforests ( I kid you not this has happened before and still happens today)

Lifespan: Is the packaging meant for a 1 time use or is it able to be reused and even repurposed once the product inside has been used up?

Supporting Local: And last but not least, by buying local we also supposed a local business! So the money we spend goes back into the NZ economy 😊

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