Although potting soil is widely available and simple to use, there are other alternatives. Potting soil has poor drainage and could contain strip-mined peat, which harms the ecosystem. Coco peat soil is a different option.
Planting in coco peat has many advantages, apart from reusing a once-useless material. The pith found within a coconut husk is used to create coco peat soil. The usage of coco peat in gardening also extends to potting soil and hydroponic production.