Peat-free vegetable compost has numerous benefits for gardens and the environment. Stripping peat bogs causes carbon to be released and destroys lowland peat bog habitats. Lowland peatbogs and their wildlife are threatened through peat extraction. The RSPB have been lobbying for a tax to be put on non peat-free composts and the Government plans to force amateur gardeners to go peat-free by 2020.
The use of peat by gardeners leads to 630,000 tonnes of carbon emissions each year. When peat is mined, it takes 1,000 years to replace every metre that is taken away.
Our peat-free vegetable compost is totally organic, produced locally using bio-degradable waste, and is high in nutrients, so there is no need for other feeds or fertilisers to grow healthier, stronger plants. Our compost helps the soil to retain more water and therefore needs less watering. The compost helps to lower the local area’s carbon footprint and conserves our natural peat resources which are a haven for wildlife.
Many gardeners already use peat-free compost which helps deliver blooming garden results. Experts at Which Magazine have found that peat-free compost can outperform the traditional peat composts. Horticultural Experts such as Chris Beardshaw recommend the use of peat-free gardening.
We have total control from day one of what goes into our peat free vegetable compost, it is shredded and mixed and turned and regularly monitored. Once matured, it goes through the grading process following the strict BSI PAS100 procedures to give you 100% recycled, chemical free, peat-free nutrient rich compost.