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Husk Chips

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The husk chips are one of the major by-products obtained from the coconut husks while extracting the coir fibre. The husk chips are very useful for various types of gardening works. They are ideally used in flower beds in the gardens. The extensive use of the husk chips is witnessed in the orchids and anthurium. The main purpose of using the husk chips is to cover the ground efficiently where the chips retain the moisture in the ground and prevent the essential soil nutrients from leaching out thereby providing the plants with enough nutrition to have a healthy growth. The husks chips are by-products obtained from the coconut husks thus they are fully natural and organic. These organic materials when applied to the soil decomposes over a certain course of time and make the soil richer in nutrients, help in increasing the soil fertility by conditioning the soil.

The use of coconut husk chips as a growing medium is totally a new concept and it is being popularised due to a variety of reasons. Previously the bark was the most popular growing medium but it had certain problems. The bark is very expensive and moreover, they are highly vulnerable to the fungal diseases. Although it had never been proved that the fungal diseases from the bark spread to the plants but its use was downsized due to the safety concerns. The husk chips are relatively a much cheaper option and they are completely safe to use as they do not promote any kind of fungal or microbial growth.

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The coconut husk chips are generally obtained in larger chunks which are then cut into smaller pieces. We sell husk chips in three different sizes 10 mm; 10-15 mm and 15-20 mm respectively which have several applications in the nursery of the orchids and anthurium. The husk chips can be availed in the form of bales which can be expanded to a quantity of 3 cubic feet of husk chips. The husk chips are also available in a brick form which gives almost 7-8 litres of chips on expansion. Here at Nelsun we also make the chips as per the guidelines of the customers in different specifications.

The husk chips are best used as a growing medium for the germinating seeds. The germinating seeds require moisture and best nutrition thus the husk chips act as the best growing medium fulfilling all the requirements of germinating seeds.