Dalefoot Compost DAL01 Wool Compost, 10.0 cm*65.0 cm*45.0 cm

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Dalefoot Compost DAL01 Wool Compost, 10.0 cm*65.0 cm*45.0 cm

Dalefoot Compost DAL01 Wool Compost, 10.0 cm*65.0 cm*45.0 cm

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Producing the compost is a win-win situation because not only is Dalefoot helping the growing number of gardeners who want to switch to peat free, the compost also finds a novel use for British wool – good news for struggling sheep farmers. With gardening gloves on, loosely fill clean seed trays or pots with compost for seeds and gently tamp the mixture down. Contains wool – like some of our other gardening products such as our garden felt and shillies, this compost contains WOOL! Social Association approved – the compost is sustainably made from renewable, natural ingredients on Dalefoot Farm in the Lake District and is approved for organic growing by the Soil Association. By retaining and establishing peat bogs we can not only help reduce our emissions but also start to capture the carbon that is being released into the environment in other forms.

It can hold up to 20 times its own weight in water and according to the ONS, in the UK alone, peatland represents 27% of the UK ecosystem service accounts. Bracken provides naturally high levels of potash, essential for fruiting and flowering and significant levels of iron and magnesium to nourish strong healthy plants.No need to feed – due to all the wonderful ingredients of the compost we mentioned above, you don’t need to add any extra feed to this compost or any water-retaining gels either. It can hold up to 20 times its own weight in water and according to the ONS, in the UK alone, peatland represents 27% of the UK ecosystem service accounts. Wool features a high natural level of potassium (potash) which is a major nutrient for any plants including fruit, vegetables, and flowers. Using old gardening recipes they have worked to develop a range of wholesome composts that are farm-made and do what they promise.

The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Dalefoot is the brainchild of Lake District farmer Simon Bland and environmental scientist Jane Barker, ( pictured left) who use wool from their own flock and the Herdwick ‘wool-clip’ of neighbouring hill farmers, including National Trust tenants.

This is something more and more of us in the UK (and globally) are suffering with due to the effects of global warming, and it is being made worse by the reduction of peat in our environment. Peat, as defined by the International Peatland Society, is “Peat is the surface organic layer of a soil that consists of partially decomposed organic matter, derived mostly from plant material, which has accumulated under conditions of waterlogging, oxygen deficiency, high acidity and nutrient deficiency”. This project is supported by the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) for which Defra is the Managing Authority, part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas. There will also be a final voluntary phase-out target of 2030 for professional growers of fruit, vegetables and plants.

No other growing media has such a high concentration of naturally derived nutrients for improved plant size and quality. Its ability to hold such huge amounts of water helps it to regulate water flows, playing a key role in flood prevention. The fantastic compost is also delivered straight to your door, so no more struggling hauling compost from the garden centre to your garden. When I got talking to them on their Chelsea stand I discovered that there was something quite different with this compost and when I was told that it was peat free and made from sheep’s wool and bracken, my interest was piqued. Dalefoot are refining their compost mix all the time and now have a number of varieties suitable for a range of growing uses.The feel of the compost felt strange to me and I was very unsure how all this was going to work – sheeps’ wool and bracken seemed to me to be a rather strange combination to put on my flower beds!

The texture of this compost is also similar to peat, which makes beautifully friable compost but is so much better for the environment.

When your seedlings are ready to pot or plant out, use the Peat-Free Wool Compost for Potting which will ensure your plants continue on their healthy growth trajectory. In fact, this is as much part of our business as the products we sell and is an integral part of our ethos.

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