Dalefoot Composts are my #PeatFreeHero!

The Peat Free April Campaign starts today!

This #PeatFreeApril we need your help to find the country’s #PeatFreeHeroes – and tell the #PeatVillains we’re on to them.

Any time in April you visit your local garden centre or supermarket, look out for their compost.  Do they only sell peat-free compost?  Then they’re a peat-free hero! Take a picture of their peat-free compost.  Post the image on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook. Tag the company, tag @PeatFreeApril, and use the hashtag #PeatFreeHero.

In our search for heroes, we may come across villains who continue to sell peat-based composts.

Does your garden centre or supermarket still stock peat-based compost?  In this case, they’re a #PeatVillain.  Take a picture of their peat-based compost.  Post the image on social media.  Tag the company, and tag @PeatFreeApril, and use the hashtag #PeatVillain.

We’ll count all the times companies have been tagged & will share our top ten #PeatFreeHeroes and the worst #PeatVillains on social media at the end of April.

#PeatFreeApril and beyond!

Robin Mounsey, Pauline Lewington, and Simon Bland from Dalefoot Compost, pictured at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019.

My #PeatFreeHeroes are Professor Jane Barker and Simon Bland from Dalefoot Composts.  I only use my own photographs on pumpkinbeth.com.  Rather frustratingly, I couldn’t find a picture I’d taken of Jane Barker from Dalefoot – I’m truly sorry, Jane!

Jane Barker and Simon Bland are amazing!  They produce fantastic quality peat-free organic composts, made from natural ingredients in the UK.  Jane and Simon also run a company called Barker & Bland that works to restore peat bogs.  Professor Jane Barker and Simon Bland are true #PeatFreeHeroes!

Here are some pictures I’ve taken of a few of the plants I’ve grown in Dalefoot Composts.

These tomato seedlings are ready to be potted into small pots. Tomato plants grow well in peat-free composts; these plants are growing in Dalefoot Wool Compost for Seeds.
I’ve been growing these Rhododendron ‘Dreamland’ plants in Dalefoot’s Peat-Free Ericaceous Compost since Millais Nurseries gave these Rhododendrons to me in 2016. I took this photograph in May 2020.
A look inside my Vegepod, as pictured on the 1st July 2018, inside you can see: dwarf peas, Florence fennel, radishes, lettuce, carrots, and kohlrabi plants growing in Dalefoot Compost.
A look inside my Vegepod, as pictured on the 12th July 2018, inside you can see: dwarf peas, Florence fennel, radishes, lettuce, carrots, and kohlrabi plants growing in Dalefoot Compost.

To see my review of the Vegepod and find out how I set this container growing system up, please click here.  To see more articles about my Vegepod, please click here.

I grew these sweet peas in Dalefoot Compost during my 2017 Sweet Pea Trial.

To see my Sweet Pea Trials, please click here.

For gardening advice for April, please click here.

To find out about how you can take a peat-free pledge, please click here.

To find out about peat and discover what makes peat so special, please click here.

To find out how the labelling on compost bags is changing, please click here.

See more of my articles that mention Dalefoot Composts, by clicking here.

To see my Compost Trials, please click here.

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