Coconut soil differs from traditional soil; it's actually leftovers from coconut production. The coconut shells are organic and a surplus that would otherwise be thrown away. Pretty cool, right?
The Auk starter kit includes enough coconut soil for all six pots, and you can also buy additional coconut soil from our webshop. We use this soil because it has significant advantages when it comes to cultivating:
- It's free from any nutrients, bugs and bacteria that are often found in traditional soil
- It absorbs water very well
- It provides a lot of oxygen to the plants' roots, making them grow faster.
This makes it an excellent growing medium for Auk. Theoretically, you can use any soil you want, but we highly recommend using coconut soil for the best results.
When to change the coconut soil?
Whenever you want to plant new seeds in your Auk (see how to do this here), we recommend changing the coconut soil. Used soil often contains nutrients and roots, and has an incorrect pH balance that can affect germination and growth. You'll find coconut soil available in our online store.