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Peat-free growing media / RHS Gardening

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Compost manufacturers have responded by producing an ever-increasing range of peat-free growing media to grow plants in...Gardeners can mix well-rotted, home-made compost, leafmould and inorganic materials (loam and sand) to make their own peat-free growing media, but results tend to be variable...A good quality peat-free growing media is usually a little more expensive
RHS to be peat-free by 2025 / RHS Gardening

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We have committed to being 100% peat-free by 2025 as we trial alternative responsibly sourced growing media...As such, we have long championed the use of peat-free growing media among our members and over the next few years will be trialling sphagnum moss from sphagnum farming, anaerobic digestate, forest co-products, and waste materials to achieve peat-free status
RHS to be peat-free by 2025 as it experiments with farmed sphagnum moss / RHS Gardening

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The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has committed to being 100% peat-free by 2025 as it trials alternative responsibly sourced growing media...As such, the charity has long championed the use of peat-free growing media among its members and over the next few years will be trialling sphagnum moss from sphagnum farming, anaerobic digestate, forest co-products, and waste materials to achieve peat-free status...The RHS is also calling on gardeners to go peat-free by: Buying peat-free bagged growing ...
Projects on peat alternatives - best ways to water - RHS study / RHS Gardening

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Managing peat-free media can require gardeners to adapt their management practices and with this in mind the RHS is conducting research into highlighting areas where management practices need to be altered...Benefits to gardeners Improving gardeners? understanding of water management in peat and peat-free multi-purpose growing media...Summary of results Peat free growing media have different watering requirements, but once the watering regime has been mastered there is no reason why healthy plants...
RHS peat policy / RHS Gardening

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We have undertaken research on growing media for more than two decades and we realised quickly that we must leave no stone unturned in achieving the goal of a peat-free future...We have been advancing our advice on peat-free growing media and informing people about how they can create their own peat-free mixes for those plants, such as carnivorous plants , that have traditionally been grown in it
Peat-free gardening / RHS Gardening

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Browse our range of peat-free composts...Shop peat-free composts
Environmental groups and Monty Don write to Government calling for end to use of peat compost / RHS Gardening

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The gardening sector has had a decade to end peat use and to start giving its customers genuine choice to buy truly peat-free composts...Government action to encourage sustainable growing media like coir, green compost, composted pine bark and wood fibre, and a ban on unsustainable peat use, can help gardeners and the horticulture industry to help sustain nature and be part of its recovery...We need a rapid shift to ?go peat-free in our gardens? with a government action plan and a hard deadline to...
Plant diseases - Armillaria in growing media / RHS Gardening

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This study aims to determine how long rhizomorphs of two different Armillaria species survive either in loam or peat-free compost...For this reason a loam is being used to model a quite ordinary soil, and a peat-free compost derived from composted bark, wood and green material to model the compost made and used by gardeners
John Innes potting compost / RHS Gardening

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Most potting compost or media offered is soil-less and either based entirely on peat, has some peat in its formulation or is peat-free...Peat-based or peat-free media with ?added John Innes
RHS Chelsea Flower Show Recognises Sustainable Gardening Products with New Award / RHS Gardening

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Addressing the serious issues surrounding the use of peat in the horticultural industry and the drive to use peat-free alternatives, the Dalefoot Wool Compost with Comfrey champions an alternative peat-free media with a blend of comfrey, bracken and sheep?s wool sourced only from the UK to offer gardeners a sustainable option to their growing

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