Collection: Peat Free

As of May 2021, the UK Government finally made the decision to listen to the outcries of gardening experts and conservationists alike and officially ban peat and its use in the gardening industry. While this ban will take effect in 2024, ministers have pledged to support the restoration process involved with turning peatland back into carbon-absorbing forests again. So, what exactly does this mean for the UK as a whole and for you as an individual plant parent?

Let me tell you!

 

Why Banning Peat is a Step in the Right Direction

  Countless environmental associations, informed plant parents, and gardening groups have pushed for the banning of peat-based products for decades because of the harmful processes surrounding peat bogs. The land dedicated to this product are the largest source of carbon storage on land and they naturally emit tonnes of CO2 into our atmosphere, a number which greatly increases when the peat itself is harvested.

  The product of peat products is also incredibly problematic; peat moss, the resulting substrate in our soil mixtures, takes anywhere between 15 and 25 years to completely develop and be ready for harvest. In the past, the amount of time it has taken us to grow and harvest this substrate was largely wasteful because it could have been dedicated to other alternatives that grow at a quicker rate, work just as well, and are better for the environment overall.

 

Nurseries Are Already Implementing Changes

  Growers across the UK have utilised alternative soil mediums for decades, so many are ahead of this legislation and have begun changing to peat-free mixes. Many of these massive commercial facilities go through unimaginable amounts of soil each year, so their commitment to shifting away from peat will not only help the environment, but it will also help the plants they grow and the people whose plants they bring home!

 

 

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  • Sausage spurge / Monadenium Ritchie - small succulent houseplant in 6cm pot ** PEAT FREE **
    Sausage spurge / Monadenium Ritchie  - small succulent houseplant in 6cm pot ** PEAT FREE **
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  • Mother-in-Laws Tongue Rocket / Sansevieria Cylindrica Rocket - in 6cm Pot ** PEAT FREE **
    Mother-in-Laws Tongue Rocket / Sansevieria Cylindrica Rocket - in 6cm Pot ** PEAT FREE **
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  • Earth Star / Cryptanthus **PEAT FREE** - Pink Plant in 6cm pot. Pet Safe.
    Earth Star / Cryptanthus **PEAT FREE** - Pink Plant  in 6cm pot.  Pet Safe.
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  • Zamioculcas Zamiifolia Zenzi / ZZ Plant - live easy care houseplant in 9cm pot. ** PEAT FREE **
    Zamioculcas Zamiifolia Zenzi / ZZ Plant - live easy care houseplant in 9cm pot. ** PEAT FREE **
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  • Coral Cactus / Euphorbia lactea Cristata - grafted succulent houseplant in 11cm pot ** PEAT FREE **
    Coral Cactus / Euphorbia lactea Cristata - grafted succulent houseplant in 11cm pot ** PEAT FREE **
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  • Sansevieria Samurai Dwarf - in 6cm Pot ** PEAT FREE **
    Sansevieria Samurai Dwarf  - in 6cm Pot ** PEAT FREE **
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  • Sansevieria Francisii - in 6cm Pot ** PEAT FREE **
    Sansevieria Francisii  - in 6cm Pot ** PEAT FREE **
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  • Old Lady Cactus / Mammillaria hahniana - flowering cactus in 5.5cm pot ** PEAT FREE **
    Old Lady Cactus / Mammillaria hahniana - flowering cactus in 5.5cm pot ** PEAT FREE **
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