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

In addition to being much more sustainable than peat-based compost, there are many benefits to using coir. Coir is rot-resistant so it takes a lot longer to decompose and can therefore be reused. Its porosity allows superb air circulation as well as improving moisture retention. Our coir blocks are compact and lightweight (only 600g & 140g) and therefore easy to transport and store before hydrating.

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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, air circulation and drainage properties 

about 

for peat's sake! was set up by me, George, following 3 years of studying Environmental Geography at university. During this time, I encountered the recurring theme of the relationship between our human need for resources and the decline of environmental health. I decided to discover more about peatlands, their importance to our planet and how they're treated.

I was shocked by what I found, particularly the continual destruction of peatlands for compost manufacturing. This spurred me on 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, I founded for peat's sake! with the mission of providing everyone with sustainable compost that's good for the planet, your plants and you.

GEorge

founder