The pros of using peat-free compost include:
Environmental Benefits: Peat-free compost helps preserve precious peatlands, which are vital for carbon sequestration and biodiversity conservation.
Sustainability: Peat-free compost utilises renewable and sustainable organic materials, reducing dependence on non-renewable peat resources·
Soil Structure Improvement: Peat-free compost can improve soil structure, water retention, and drainage, leading to healthier plant growth.
The cons of using peat-free compost may include:
When using peat free compost, you may notice several difference compared to a traditional peat-based compost:
Water retention: Peat-free compost may have different water retention properties, requiring adjustments to watering practices. It may retain moisture differently, so regular monitoring of soil moisture levels is important.
Nutrient Content: Peat-free composts often contain organic fertilisers that release nutrients more gradually than peat-based compost. This may require adjustments in fertilisation practices.