peat vs. Botanicare Cocogro for 5-1-1
I keep seeing some questions about substituting the peat for coir in a 5-1-1 mix but so far a common response was the coir is too salty or it requires too much labor to make it usable.
I found Botanicare Cocogro that has a very low salt content as promised by the manufacturer. They also claim that Cocogro is unique because it is not chemically treated like other coir fibers on the market. Cocogro is a superior coir fiber because it is aged a minimum of 18 months and has finished its decomposition stage. In addition, Cocogro is exposed to rain water from at least three monsoon seasons, which naturally washes away harmful salts out of the final product.
It seems the Coconut coir lasts 3 times longer than peat so it would be a great replacement for peat to keep the 5-1-1 longer.
Any experience with Botanicare Cocogro you can share?