Why is Our Alternative Peat the Perfect Compost?
Moorland Gold’s naturally occurring peat products are blended with organic nutrients, to create growing mediums with no added artificial ingredients.Because our organic composts are natural, they enable plants and food to grow just as nature intended.
They are rich in minerals and trace elements, and they encourage the growth of strong and healthy plants, while reducing the need for additional feeding.
The peat in our compost and topsoil products helps them retain water and air space, giving plants and food both moisture and oxygen, and providing the right environment to encourage growth.
Where Do Our Alternative Peat Products Come From?
We source particles of peat and leaf mould from lakes and dams, where they have collected having been naturally washed into rivers and streams by rainwater.
Using a specialised water filtration system, we process these particles into a dark, fine medium with all the benefits of peat and other natural mineral ingredients.
We know there are concerns about the commercial use of peat and its long-term sustainability, but Moorland Gold’s alternative peat products only use peat particles that are dispersed through rain then naturally filtrated.
This way, our customers can benefit from a peat product that offers a real alternative to commercially available peat compost, protecting the environment as well as supporting organic growth.
Why Are Organic Composts the Best Choice?
Healthy soil is the foundation for growing healthy plants and food. The living organisms in soil, including fungi, worms and microscopic creatures, help to maintain its fertility and structure.If you choose an organic approach to looking after your soil, including the use of organic compost, then you are supporting its rich ecosystem.
Soil Association Approved
Our organic composts are Soil Association approved, for use in organic systems. They are good for general gardening and specialised growing.
Thank you for your delivery of soil, which we requested for our ‘Sustainable Living’ project. We have been able to set up the outdoor learning environment for all our children, and we have been able to fill three raised planters with your soil and are now growing:- Tomato plants, Thorn-less Blackberry, Strawberry plants and Beans
Our Reception year classes filled another raised planter and made a Jubilee flower display, which was entered into thePenninesin Bloom competition.
The plants will be looked after during the summer holidays and we are keeping our fingers crossed for some dry days and sunshine, (the children have not had to do any watering to-date, due to the amount of rain we have had!!). Once again we are very, very grateful for your donation!
LITTLEBOROUGH COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL