coir is the new peat
Coir is made up of the fibrous husks of the inner shell of a coconut. The coconuts used are harvested around every 45 days, and are usually used by the food and cosmetics industries, leaving coir as a by-product that would otherwise be wasted. The fibres have great moisture retention qualities, are odourless and are sturdy enough to be reused multiple times, so are perfect for growing plants in.
the benefits of coir
There are many benefits to using coir, other than the fact that it's much more sustainable than peat-based compost. Coir is very rot-resistant, taking a lot longer to decompose meaning it lasts a lot longer and can be reused. Coir also allows great air circulation due to its porosity as well as improving moisture retention. The form of our coir block is compact and lightweight (only 600g), meaning it's easy to transport and store before hydrating.
decomposes slower than peat compost, so can be re-used
made from a renewable resource, sustainably sourced
GReat water retention and air circulation
For peat's sake! was set up by me, George, following 3 years of studying geography at university. During this time, a recurring theme of the relationship between the human's need for resources and the decline of environmental health was made obvious. This lead to me finding out about peatlands, their importance to our planet and how they're treated.
Shocked by the continual destruction of peatlands for compost manufacturing, I thought it was vital to spread awareness about the damaging practice of peat harvesting, and offer an affordable, eco-friendly alternative to peat-based composts!
Through the support and expertise of family and friends, for peat's sake! took form and is now ready to supply all with a sustainable method of planting!