• Coco + Calcium + Hemp

    Coconut coir is a byproduct of the coconut industry, being used for the production of coconut oil, juice, and flesh (or “meat”). These are produced from coconut palm trees. As with most fruits, coconuts contain large amounts of potassium. The coconut husk is essentially a lignin compound, similar to wood, but evolved to be more resilient as it protects the reproductive part of the...
  • Best Practices: Expanding Compressed Coco

    Best Practices: Expanding Compressed Coco

    While there are many ways to expand our compressed grow cubes and bags, we have come up with a basic SOP that can be followed, both for beginners and large scale growers! Preparation Ensure a clean and sanitized workspace. Gather all materials needed for the expansion and planting process.  Unpacking Carefully remove HortGrow Grow Cubes from their packaging. Inspect the cubes for any damage...
  • How much Nitrogen to feed in coco?

    Coco coir differs from other substrates in many ways, but one big difference is the anion capacity. What does this mean for nitrogen levels in your nutrient solution? The overall level of nitrogen in your nutrient solution should be based on the plant's need for nitrogen, which is dictated by the amount of photon energy received by the leaves. Higher PPFD levels mean the...
  • What makes HortGrow coco different?

    What makes HortGrow coco different?

    Supply Chain HortGrow owns and operates their own facility in India, ensuring quality assurance and having control of their own supply chain and availability of product. Local US inventory is kept in both California and New Jersey, ensuring continual availability and swift shipping, usually within 2 to 5 business days in most of North America. Industry Experience HortGrow’s founder has worked for large berry...
  • Coco Coir Help Home Gardeners “Grow like the Pros”

    Coco Coir Help Home Gardeners “Grow like the Pros”

    When a consumer buys those tasty “grown on the vine” tomatoes in their local grocery store, chances are those vines were sprouted and grown in a blend of “Coco Coir” growing medium rather than peat moss. Hydroponic and greenhouse growers around the world are well acquainted with Coco Coir (pronounce “coy-er”) growing compounds, and celebrate its convenience and water, nutrient and labor-saving properties. But...
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