What is it?
A soil improving compost made from food waste, coffee grounds and woodchip.
We have two grades; coarse (sieved to 12mm x 12mm) and fine (sieved to 6mm x 6mm).
Our coarse compost keeps the larger bits of woodchip to promote the growth of mycorrhizal fungi and microbes and to improve your soil structure. It is best used as a composting mulch around the base of plants and shrubs.
Our fine compost can be used for growing seeds, in pots, hanging baskets and as a lawn dressing.
What are the pH and NPK values?
As the conents of the waste food collected and composted varies from week to week and season to season pH and nutrient values will change. Below are the minimum and maximum typical values:
Nitrates (for foliage) - 42 to 68.6 ppm
Phosphorus (for root and flower growth) - 350 to 475 ppm
Potassium (for general plant health) - 330 to 440 ppm
In terms of pH it ranges from 7.2 to 7.8
What does it all mean?
A little goes a long way. Experiment to find out what works best but, as a general rule, if you have good quality soil you can mix or dig in 1 part of our general purpose compost to 4 parts soil to 'top it up'. If you have a poorer soil a 50:50 mix will give it the boost it needs and for lawns use a 30:70 or 50:50 mix of our lawn dressing thoroughly mixed with a good quality soil.
There are no chemical fertilisers in our product (and never will be) so it will take a little bit of time before you’ll see the results.
What can it be used on?
We are still conducting growing tests to establish the full range of plants that our product suits best. But, based on feedback from customers so far, it has worked really well on roses, shrubs, fruit trees and lawns.
Soil Organic Matter (SOM) is the fraction of the soil that consists of plant or animal tissue in various stages of decomposition and is a key ingredient to healthy soil as it improves structure, aggregation, water retention and acts as a reserve for plant nutrients. Our compost is 100% organic matter!