If you have ever opened a coconut and noticed the fiber-like and stringy interior, that is the basis for cocopeat for agriculture. It is used in planting and comes in several forms. Cocopeat for plants is also known as coir. It is widely available and a traditional liner for wire baskets. What is Coco Peat? Potting soil is readily available and easy to use, but it has its drawbacks. It often doesn’t drain well and may contain peat, which is strip mined and causes environmental damage. An alternative is cocopeat soil. Planting in cocopeat provides numerous benefits while recycling what was once a useless product. Cocopeat soil is made from the pith inside a coconut husk. It is naturally anti-fungal, making it an excellent choice to start seed but it is also used in rugs, ropes, brushes, and as stuffing. Cocopeat gardening is also used as a soil amendment, potting mix, and in hydroponic production.