Coconut Tips

  • Coconut fibre (coir) is prime mulching material, even better than peat moss. The only major drawback is the high sodium content so you will have to soak it in epsom salts and then rinse off. Treated this way, the sodium ions are displaced by magnesium and would be more beneficial to the plants rather than toxic.   Ref:  Joe
     
  • Thanks to Hugh Harries of the Google Groups "Coconut" list   (coconut-owner@googlegroups.com).
    Nice photos of coconuts and coconut pests and diseases as well as anything else you are looking for:
    http://www.ipmimages.org/search/