Peat-Free Compost

Compost Direct
Tuesday, 25th November 2014

Peat is a fossil-fuel as it takes thousands of years for the earth to make but only a few minutes to harvest. Here is a guide to peat-free compost.

Peat has been used for years, mainly as a fuel but also in compost.

It takes thousands of years for peat to be formed, as the decay process of vegetation is slowed by the lack of oxygen. This makes it an unsustainable product, known by many as a fossil fuel.

Here is an infographic explaining why we need to be using peat-free compost.

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For peat-free compost vist www.compostdirect.com/mulch/p25

Further resources

Why we need to garden without peat

How to make and use compost

Make your own with a Hotbin composter

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