Organic Neem Coir Peat
Unique Fertiliser Enriched Growing Medium .
Nature’s Shield Neem coir peat is the superior growing medium that is sustainable, eco-friendly and produces outstanding plant and produce yields. It is made from the husk of the coconut shell, enriched with neem cake fertiliser, which is the natural by-product of neem oil production. Along with the highly porous, water-conserving structure of the coir, neem provides all-round benefits from slow-release fertiliser to natural pest-protection. These superior features make it abundant in advantages over any other growing medium and is certified by Australian Certified Organic (ACO) as an allowed input for Organic Farming.
Organic Neem Coir Peat, Compared with sphagnum peat moss
Nature’s Shield Neem coir peat, as a relatively new product to the market, has been compared with its long-used alternative growing medium, sphagnum peat moss. While they have similar benefits for plant growth, neem coir peat differs in that. It is a renewable by-product of the coconut industry, while peat moss is harvested from peat bogs. Peat bogs are a unique, endangered eco-system which take a much longer time to establish themselves. Coir peat being renewable, eco-friendly and having better water-holding capacity and durability.
Neem Coir Peat in Applied Uses
Nature’s Shield Neem coir peat is the ideal growing medium for raising seeds. The unique cell structure of coco peat means it retains moisture and oxygen - just the environment needed for raising seeds. Its fluffy soil-like texture offers superior water drainage and aeration as well as water retention in just the right amount for raising seeds. It also protects against disease, fungus and mould-growth, reducing the need for extra treatment applications. It is also the most sustainable and eco-friendly growing medium available.
Nature’s Shield Neem coir peat is the ideal substrate to use for growing terrariums. This is due it its superior water-holding and drainage capacity. The coir provides structure and moisture stability while the neem gives slow-release nutrients, making it the naturally better choice for terrariums.It also helps boosting some of the plant immunity against issues with insects and disease, as it got naturally occurring neem oil content.
Nature’s Shield Neem coir peat is a revolutionary development in hydroponics, and is now the most commonly used planting medium in hydroponic culture. Its unique features make it perfectly suited for hydroponic gardening needs. Its water retention and aerating qualities mean that the water to air ratio is easy to control while the added neem cake fertiliser provides nutrients and help boosting plant immunity against pests. Being re-usable and sustainable as well, coco coir is the natural choice for hydroponic culture.
Nature’s Shield Neem coir peat provides the ideal bedding (worm feed) for worm bins in vermiculture. The coco coir provides the perfect soil-like fluffy texture that worms favour. The water/air balance is maintained by the efficient water-retention and aerating qualities of the of the coco peat. Meanwhile, the neem cake fertiliser portion provides nutrients and neem oil content may help forming a natural barrier against various pests. The nutrients in the neem dramatically increase the breeding and growth rate.
Nature’s Shield Neem coir peat is the natural choice of soil conditioner/fertiliser, rolled into one sustainable eco-friendly product. As a soil conditioner, it both aerates and retains moisture, creating the perfect ground for roots to grow and not get soggy. The benefit of the added neem cake is in a slow-release of nutrients which both feed the plant over the long term and help boosting plant immunity against pests and disease. Fruit and veg yield from neem- enriched soil is also of a good quality .
Nature’s Shield Neem Coir peat is an excellent alternative to regular potting mix for indoor plants. It needs no wetting agents, has the perfect pH for most plants and promotes root health by maintaining a consistent moisture level. Its inclusion of neem cake fertiliser means nutrients & plant immunity boosting are also provided in a slow-release format, meaning extra fertiliser/pest control treatments can be minimised.
Earthworm friendly and water/cost-saving
Nature’s Shield Neem Coir Peat is most suitable for earth worm-rich soils, supporting an ideal growing environment for them as well as nutrient-dense feed material which enhances their breeding rates and enriches soil fertility. Nature’s Shield Neem Coir Peat is water-saving for its superior water retention qualities and cost-saving as it releases nutrients over a longer period of time, reducing need for extra fertilisation treatment.