Peat free organic raised bed compost
This peat free compost is a perfect natural fertilizer for your raised beds and is full of rich organic matter.
Adding organic matter to the soil feeds the soil life which they, in turn, break down into the vital nutrients and minerals that your plants need to thrive. Lack of humus leads to a shortage of food for soil organisms which in turn leads to nutrient deprived plants that grow poorly and are susceptible to pest and disease.
This soil improver can be either dug in or if you are following a "No Dig" style of gardening laid on top allowing the worms to take it down naturally. There is lots of new research coming out on the benefits of minimal disturbance of the soil.
The process we go through to create the compost is PAS 100 certified which involves regular sampling and auditing to ensure a consistent quality of compost. While the green waste is broken down into compost temperatures are monitored to ensure weeds are killed and the soil is sterilised.
If you require any further information on the compost quality please call us on 01273 492 752 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Benefits and uses
- Acts as a slow-release fertiliser, supplying the main nutrients that a plant needs over an extended period of time as opposed to synthetic fertisliers that are realised very quickly and easily washed away.
- Helps aid water and nutrient retention due to its porous, spongy nature.
- Improves soil aeration.
- Improves drainage.
- Helps prevent wind and water erosion helping to protect precious topsoil.
- Supports a wide range of soil bacteria, including those that produce natural antibodies to fight against plant disease.
- Moderates soil temperature.
- Helps to form aggregates by the action of soil microorganisms that release sticky secretions to hold soil particles together.
- To be used on both your vegetable and flower raised beds to create ideal growing conditions.
- As a general rule use a minimum of 5cm (2in) across the whole bed. It can be either dug in or laid on top. The weather and worms will do the rest.
- It can be applied after the growing season in autumn or in spring or both. If applying in spring try to apply 2-3 weeks before growing.
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