Growing with growcoons: biodegradable plugs

A few years ago, Hoffman Nursery transitioned from growing liners in breakaway trays to plug trays. The plug trays are a favorite of staff and customers alike as they reduce waste and improve the production process. Across the grasses that are grown, some varieties are slow to root or root inconsistently. Those crops required more time to finish and had to be sorted before shipping. The solution is to use a product called a Growcoon.

The Growcoon is a biodegradable web with an open net structure. It goes inside each cell in the plug tray before it is filled with growing media. As the plant roots out, the Growcoon binds the root ball together and provides a structure for the roots to continue growing. 

If you receive liners with Growcoons, you can plant them directly into a pot or in the ground. There’s no need to loosen or remove the net structure. Growcoons begin to break down when you plant them and will continue to break down throughout the growing process. They are biodegradable and are certified organic in the European market.

For more information:
Hoffman Nursery
5520 Bahama Road
Rougemont, NC 27572
Phone (919) 479-6620
Toll-Free 1 (800) 203-8590
Fax (919) 471–3100
sales@hoffmannnursery.com
hoffmannursery.com


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