Just to be clear Fertile Fibre does not contain Green Waste. We know what is in our composts
Coir, Vermiculite, Sterilized Loam, Composted Bark.
100% free from Green Waste
100% Peat Free
100% Certified Organic by the Soil Association I1408
Received a call today about wheat-grass and i thought it would be of help to add information to the blog.
You can use coir for wheat-grass, any bales or blocks will need hydrating and will take a minimum of 24 hrs to hydrate or you can buy coir that has already been hydrated and ready to use and with the correct moisture. You can use straight coir or if you want a more productive media some people use Fertile Fibre Organic Multipurpose or Vegro Multipurpose, both are Soil association approved and the Vegro is Vegan approved and of course both are 100 % peat free. The Fertile Fibre will give more vigorous growth and more crop, yields ie: crop will grow back quicker when cut.
The fertilizer will also produce a greener crop, but for some purest only straight coir will do.
We sell our media compost, coir to all the large wheat-grass producers so you can rest easy that it works and something new you could try, the new professionals choice that has been chemically changed to produce the perfect growing media.
With all growing it's what works best in your system and the ideal is to try many things in producing the perfect wheat-grass.
Things that we do.
We have just finished manufacturing and bagging 1000 bags of compost in 3 Litre bags part of a bigger order of 5000 bags. We used a special mix of Fertile Fibre that is dry, The advantage for the customer is that the product is lighter that conventional composts therefor saving on weight. It also has the benefit of being Soil Association approved.
If you would like to talk to us about coir compost for your products please call us on 01432853111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are some pictures of what we can do.
Yesterday we received a delivery of Coir Coco Cocopeat buffered bales .
Some Coir facts:
Coir, Coco and Cocopeat are all the same thing.
You normally have two different sizes of coir products,
1. Coir or Coco or Cocopeat Bale:
5 Kg in weight
30cm x 30cm x 20cm(approx)
Expands to 70 litres of final product
2. Coir or Coco or Cocopeat Briquette(Brick)
650grams in weight
20 cm x 10 cm x 5cm
Expands to 9 litres
3. 3 Types, Washed, Organic and buffered.
Washed is naturally washed and sun dried.
Organic is produced from coconut trees that have been farmed organically and then washed
Buffered is chemically changed to reduce the ions by washing the coir in calcium nitrate.
Fertile Fibre welcomed a group from U3A Gardeners and composters for a tour of the factory and discussion on Organic compost and Coir.
We explained the history of Fertile Fibre from Robert Hirst over 25 years ago to today. We discussed modern markets and the difficulty of getting any PR and supplying large retailers, we also followed the paper trail that is needed to conform to the Soil Association Standard and our application to join Demeter. Nobody left empty handed.
What is that you might ask?
When you use the web and you decide to make a purchase it is the little green padlock you see in the address bar, You should only purchase from websites with this green padlock and we now have it.
If you click on it, it explains what it does.
So you can now shop at any of Fertile Fibre Shops and feel safe.
First idea 1989 by Robert Hurst
First batch made 1992
Certified Organic since 1992
New owners in 2004
Only natural spring water used,
No green waste in any products
We carry a very small amount of compost as stock, therefor keeping your compost fresh and made to order.
We make Carbon Gold
We are joining Demeter Organic Association awaiting inspection by them.
I did i mention that Robert and Kim from the Cottage Herbery still buy there compost from Fertile Fibre and that is why there plants look so Fantastic.
Top Tip:-----Robert say that this year he has had to spend more money on Liquid feed because he is trying to save money by not reporting plants,
Massive day at Fertile Fibre today, Carbon Gold had some fantastic publicity over the weekend in the Gardening section of the Telegraph, so today has been busy full filling orders, thanks to everybody at Fertile Fibre for the extra effort today and tomorrow. For all those that have ordered i hope it all arrives safe as ordered tomorrow.
I'm hoping you will be able to advise me
on this. I'm looking at stocking your coir blocks in my shop in the future but
there has been some recent discussion among snail keepers about batches from
other brands potentially being salt contaminated due to proximity to the sea. I
personally know that yours is safe, i've used it for years with my own snails
and other inverts, but I wanted to do a double confirmation if possible so I
can say to any customers with concerns that i've been assured it won't contain
any. Unfortunately there has been in recent years some issues with some reptile
specific coir, particularly with hermit crabs, that has made people who were
around then wary.
After I had put in an order for Fertile Fibre materials
last year, you asked me to comment on my experience with it over the growing
season. As I would now like to put in another order, I thought it was about
time I let you know how I got on.
the order arrived promptly, it was well-packaged and convenient, and I had no
trouble handling it. Re-hydrating the coir blocks was easy – I crumbled a block
into a wheelbarrow, added a bucket of water and left it covered overnight.
could not have picked a worse year to try out new products or techniques in the
garden. It was an absolutely rotten growing season. Parts of the local town,
Hebden Bridge, were seriously flooded four times, and national news
organisations seem to have set up permanent camp in Market Street to film the
next episode of devastation. We are up on the hills above the town, but even
so, the ground was sodden for the whole summer and still has not recovered.
Worse, I suspect, from a growing point of view, were the constant poor levels
of light, due to the almost permanent cloud cover. We got very poor germination
of anything sown direct, and a small crop of small everything.
That said, my experience of using fertile fibre seed
compost to sow and bring on seedlings inside for planting out was very
positive. Only germination of onions and peas was poor, and I do not think that
was the fault of the compost. I tried growing some perennial poppies as an
experiment, and that has worked extremely well so far. My neighbour took half
of them, and we have planted them out as bonny young plants, and we await
results next year. If anything goes wrong now, it won’t be anything to do with
suggested crumbling a block of coir and spreading it dry on a patch of my plot,
as a means of lightening my heavy soil. I was sceptical, but I tried it, and
that patch was very much easier to work than any other. I have ordered extra
blocks this year. I’m afraid it did not improve the performance of the crops,
but then, that might be asking too much in the growing season just past. We
shall see again this year, provided we get a better season.
The reason I ordered Fertile Fibre composts was that in
recent years I have had trouble with other commercial composts due, I think, to
contamination with herbicide residues, coming from animal manure. This showed
itself as a kind of mass damping-off, and seedlings which germinated but then
refused to grow. I certainly had no trouble like that this year.
So, this year, we shall have perfect weather – a fine
spring, and a summer with plenty of sunshine and rain every third night. Blight
will somehow forget to visit the potatoes and the couch grass will contract
some sort of dreadful disease which wipes it out. Then I’ll only have myself to
blame for everything that goes wrong.
Might not look much but that's how we like it. 75% dry mix for a customer (6 years and counting). Dry Mix compost means that it is mixed dry, so when you add water it expands to the weight/volume you want, saves a fortune on shipping weight and volume, anything that needs a light weight in shipping. This customer also exports his end product all over the world with Fertile Fibre included.
Biggest Order for Sterilized Loam received today. Should be ready for dispatch tomorrow. Sterilized Loam is flame treated to kill all the seeds and bugs in the loam(soil). Available From Fertile Fibre in 10kg or 20 kg bags delivered to your door. Ideal for mixing with compost or adding a base to window boxes or just filling in holes in your garden.
Find It here; http://www.fertilefibre.com/shop/index.php?cPath=43