Many People Hate Peat Free Compost Because It Is Often Full Of Rubbish And Unpredictable. I’ve Written About The Need To Standardise Peat Free Compost Quality & Here Are It’s Advantages

The Advantages Of Using Peat-Free Compost

After reading about so many disadvantages of these sometimes inferior composts it might be hard to think about The Advantages Of Using Peat-Free Compost.

But the government’s peat free legislation is here and peat free will soon be the norm. It’s even coming for the horticultural industry and many have already moved to peat free composts.

Here Are The Advantages Of Peat-Free Compost

  • It is better for the environment. Peat is a non-renewable resource that takes thousands of years to form. When peat is extracted from bogs, it releases methane, a greenhouse gas that is more potent than carbon dioxide. Peatlands also play an important role in carbon storage, so their destruction contributes to climate change.
  • It is more sustainable. Peat-free composts are made from a variety of sustainable materials, such as recycled materials, coir, and wood fiber. These materials are renewable and can be produced without harming the environment.
  • It is just as good as peat-based compost. I know there are still some rubbish brands on the market but peat-free composts have been improved over the years and the best brands are now just as good as peat-based composts in terms of quality and performance. They can be used for all types of plants, including vegetables, flowers, and shrubs.
  • It is more affordable. The cost of peat-free compost has come down in recent years, making it a more affordable option for gardeners.
Module based sowing using sterilised loam and compost mix
Module based sowing using sterilised loam and compost mix

In my own case I make many of my own composts. It’s not difficult. I find that module based sowing using sterilised loam and compost mix to be very effective.

If you are looking for a more environmentally friendly and sustainable way to grow your plants, then peat-free compost is a great option. It is just as good as the better quality peat-based compost and is available at most garden centres.

In a few days I’m going to be writing about the disadvantages of using peat free compost. Watch this space.

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