A Coco/Perlite 70/30 mix
ideal for growers seeking a high-
performance light, aerated substrate with Active Trichoderma.
A Coco/Perlite 70/30 mix ideal for growers seeking a high-performance light, aerated substrate.
PRO7 COCO 70/30 Mix contains a combination of two high quality substrates: 70% RHP Certified coco pith mixed fibre substrate with excellent air and water retention properties and 30% perlite. Washed/buffered to aid faster rooting and developing stronger plants. This high-performance light, aerated substrate is well suited for growing short cycle and fast growing plants in pots and recirculation systems. Our fully buffered coco is really easy to use and is a universal substrate for both the growth stage as well as the flowering stage. The addition of perlite provides a lightness to the media and an air rich substrate that improves drainage, encourages beneficial bacteria colonisation and has a stable pH. All this gives you the perfect base to develop the ideal root structure with fast development and strong plants that are better resistant to high temperatures and superior yields of mouth-watering quality.
Firstly, we recommend having the optimum start by propagating your seedlings/cuttings in Jiffy 7C plugs or ROOT!T, fed with VitaLink PlantStart, which supplies the perfect ratio of boron to calcium. This is proven to promote rapid root development and vigorous early growth; then for your vegetive phase, transplant into PRO7 COCO 70/30 and feed with a high-quality professional plant feed such as Vitalink Coco Coir MAX.
Media bags are transported on pallets and can become compacted during storage. Before transferring your substrate into pot, we suggest you ‘fluff up’ your medium to break up any compressed lumps. An easy way to do this is to tap the side of the bag, like you would fluff up a pillow. Pour into your pots and run your fingers through the substrate, checking for any lumps that may still be in it and break them up.
Settle the mix by tapping edges and base of the pot and plant up.
Ensure the entire medium is completely soaked before planting on to make sure your plants get enough to feed on.
To pre-soak PRO7 COCO substrates, apply a 3/4 to full strength feed until run off appears. Run off is the feed that gathers underneath pots in your saucer or tray after watering.
Hand watering: We recommend using Vitalink Coco Coir nutrients and following the feed schedule. PRO7 COCO prevents over-watering due to its structure, but attention needs to be paid to avoid nutrient reabsorption from pots/containers sitting in any runoff.
Dripper systems: PRO7 COCO 70/30 is best fed little and often. A dripper system is perfect for this. Please note though that the particles in COCO can easily block dripper lines so if using a re-circulating system, we recommend fitting a filter and checking it regularly.
|Media||70% mixed fibre Coco Pith, 30% perlite|
|Compressed||No, ready to use out of the bag|
|Volume (loose fill)||50L (13.2 gal)|
|EC||0.1 (mS/cm 1:1,5)|
|Bag weight||14.1kg approx|
|Bag qty on pallet||65|
|Pallet Weight||915kg approx|
|Bar Code||5034517 150915|
PRO7 COCO 70/30 bagged substrate has an open, natural fibre structure thus providing improved air retention properties. It is suitable for all types of cultures, outdoors and indoors.
RHP certified substrates guarantee an optimal start of your crop. The RHP certificate ensures that the substrate complies with the quality requirements concerning, for instance, air content and water uptake, pH, EC and nutrients. For the production of RHP substrates, only phytosanitary clean raw materials are allowed to be used; the processes and products are regularly checked by independent inspectors. In short, quality of substrates is the basis for a good start of your culture.
Canna Coco Nutrient It’s packed with everything your plants need to thrive in PRO7 Coco.
Expect a boost in nutrient uptake, thanks to all the chelates, humic and fulvic acids found in each bottle.
Alternatively try VitaLink Coco Coir MAX that contains all the nutrients needed to perfectly partner with PRO7 potting mixes. From the start of cultivation, they are delivered in a form that maximizes rootzone development and nutrient uptake.
Considerable attention has been given to the interactive processes that exist between the feeding and the potting mix, ensuring that optimal intake and growth potential is achieved.
This ‘pairing’ of nutrient and growing medium can be seen in use through healthy, fast growth and strong root development.
The pairing starts with superior propagation and for this we recommend VitaLink Plant Start or Canna Start. Vitalink PlantStart has a unique calcium/boron combination that rapidly sets rooting on cuttings and develops strong seedlings. A strong start in life is the key for achieving top results.
VitaLink Coco Max is a coco nutrient that contains all the nutritional elements that the plants need, when growing in a coco based substrate, from propagation through to the flowering cycle.
As an addition to your base feed, we recommend trying additives such as VitaLink Turbo+ that will optimise the nutrient uptake capabilities of your plant, while also assisting to strengthen it, working as a catalyst to a higher yield and better taste/aroma.
Always check the water quality in your area and ensure you are using the correct variant – either hard water or soft water. In very soft water areas, or at the onset of any calcium deficiency, we recommend a half strength CalMag supplement such as Vitalink CalMag (0.5ml/L) or Canna Calmag Agent during the growth stage.