What Must I Consider When Mixing Harvest Hero with Coconut Coir or Coconut Fibers

There are several considerations that impact the robust growth needed to grow shorter lifecycle plants (such as leafy greens). When mixing Harvest Hero products with coconut fiber or coconut coir, the coco has a carbon to nitrogen ratio of close to 90 parts carbon to 1 part nitrogen. Soils containing peat moss, for example, have a carbon to nitrogen ratio of 20:1, which is the preferred carbon to nitrogen ratio. When carbon to nitrogen ratios are higher than 20:1, nitrogen is bound and used to decompose the organic substrate, meaning the nitrogen being applied to the crop is bound to the organic component in the media. To be successful when using coco coir products in growing media, one needs to increase the applied nitrogen to compensate for the increased carbon to nitrogen ratios.