Coconut is a natural super fruit with many health benefits, and the coconut water is refreshing and tastes good, ice-cold on a hot day.
The coconut also has many other uses, as seen in the Infographic. In Thailand, it is used for everything and a little more…
An important use, not mentioned in the infographic, is that it is used for mixing in the soil when you want to improve the soil quality; I use it a lot on the farm. I buy small coconut chunks and mix them in the soil.
Also, plant exporters use coconut husk, but they kind of grate it, so it becomes more like powder; the reason is many countries do not allow the import of soil, so the farmers have to use another medium, and here is coconut husk very good.
Note: If you want to use coconut instead of soil, you have to check the salt level in the husks; it can be high and kill the plants; if so, to be sure, you have to soak it in water for some days, change the water and then soak it again.
Also, the husk uses much nutrition when converted to the soil, so you have to fertilize more than average soil.
Why is it not good in your garden?
The coconut tree is not really beautiful, so you do not grow it for beauty. But only for the nuts.
Coconut trees can reach a height of up to 30 meters, and a coconut falling from 30 meters is a killer. I have a coconut tree in my garden, and a falling coconut hit my car.
Before I knew the danger of falling coconuts, I mistakenly parked my car under the coconut tree. As a result, a coconut fell and damaged my bonnet severely, but luckily it could be repaired.
Then I had to make a flower bed under the coconut tree. At the time, there were ten almost ripe coconuts on the tree. I was thinking more and more about the 10 “bombs” hanging over my head, only waiting to fall.
But Pookie had the solution; the neighbor had a coconut stick lying around, a very long bamboo stick with a knife in the end, and when standing on a ladder, it was possible to cut down the coconuts.
Even though I was standing almost 10 meters away, taking photos, I was hit by a coconut.
When falling from the top of the tree and hitting the ground, the coconut jumped app. a meter in the air, rolled, and hit my leg; it hurt a little, but nothing serious.
he coconut is Latin called Cocos nucifera.
The coconut tree lives for about 80 to 90 years and starts bearing fruits after 7-10 years. And can be up to 30 meters high. There are different varieties of coconuts. One is grown for its meat and another for its water.
You can find coconut trees in most coastal areas because the coconut can travel a long distance over water and therefore starts to grow when it reaches land after falling into the water in another place.