Sadly our best selling compost is this bulk peat based product, hardly surprising it sells so well as it is by far the cheapest per litre.
Many would say that moss peat is wonderful stuff: it’s cheap, sterile, lightweight and pleasant to handle, provided you ignore the environmental cost to bogs.
Given the environmental impact and the fact that peat free products are becoming more available we have started to supply a full range of products (peat free mulches, soil improver’s and growing media) and our aim will be to move towards educating our customers to the benefits of reducing their peat use. This is not just about selling more expensive products but ties in with our promotion of actively encouraging people to compost and make leaf mould.
For any one who is unsure of how to make compost etc on Saturday 16th May between 2.30-3.30pm we are having a free talk and demonstration on ‘The Art of Composting’. This is part of Cork County Councils Composting Awareness month and they have provided three compost bins for our prize draw.