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Baltic peat moss substrates for professionals. Produced in Latvia

White peat for high air capacity. Black peat (frozen through) for good water retention. Sod (block) peat for structural stability.

Peat and peat bogs

Peat is one of the largest natural wealth in Latvia. The total area of the bog is 6401 km2 or 9.9% of the country’s territory. Peat resources are not precisely determined, but they could be about 11.3 billion m3 or 1.7 billion tons. Most of this resource is not usable – they are covered by valuable forest stands, they are located under the agricultural land and also in protected areas. Most peat reserves are concentrated in the eastern and central parts of Latvia. From the total area of bogs 49.3% are low bogs, 41.7% are high and 9% – transitional bogs. 69.7% of all marshes are intact, 15% are drained and used in agriculture, 8.4% are covered with drained forest stands, only 3.9% are used for peat extraction. Approximately one seventh of the area of untouched mires (75 thousand ha) is protected and designated as reserves and barriers.

Peat Formations

Peat is formed in the process of natural decay and incomplete decomposition of bog plants, under overcurrent moisture and incomplete supply of oxygen. High bog peat is made up of herbaceous plants, mainly of different mosses. Approximately 95% of moss’s peat volume and pores. The tiny pores are filled with water, but rough – the air, so the peat roots provide an ideal water and air treatment. The age of the peat deposits is 6-12 thousand years, and it turns out that 1 mm of the current peat layer was formed during the year. Peat is formed under anaerobic conditions and is sterile. It is sour, with a low content of nutrients, therefore, adding turbid lime material and composting with organic manure, it is a high quality material for the formation of humus in the soil.

Humus – the basis of soil fertility

Humus is especially important in preserving and improving soil fertility. It is formed by the decomposition of organic matter. Humus contributes to the formation of soil structure, increases water permeability in clay soils, improves aeration and facilitates soil treatment, as well as reduces soil density and creates favorable conditions for root growth. Organic matter increases the soil’s buffering capacity, especially in sandy soils, making them more resistant to changes in pH. At the same time it also increases the microbial activity in the soil and promotes the nitrification process.

Organic matter is the most important part of peat for organic farming. Peat is biochemically stable because it contains hard-soluble humic acids. Humic acids are soil-forming and growth promoters that form calcium humates and calcium helate complexes.

Baltic sphagnum peat moss

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white milled peat

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black peat frozen through

black

milled

fibres

coarse

soden

fine

extra fine

Can retain to 20 times its weight of water

Speeds the composting process, controls water and air in growing media

Protects soil from hardening and adds organic material to it

Releases nutrients slowly over time

Baltic peat moss subtrates

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Our portfolio offers you a multitude of choices, from types of peat to structure, fertiliser levels, and additional raw materials such as perlite or clay.

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Baltic peat

Sphagnum peat moss

Provide

Highest growing media quality requirements

  • Improves water retention and discourages runoff by improving the tilth of the soil.

  • Prevents nutrient loss from leaching and helps the soil absorb and hold nutrients.

  • Increases the porosity of soil.

  • Makes fertilizers and other nutrients more effective by increasing uptake.

  • Restores the natural balance of microbes.

  • Our products are approved  for organic growing.

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material is specially selected

  • Different peat fractions, composition and origin provide the most favorable conditions for long-term growth

  • Balanced composition is applied to the specific needs of each plant

  • Provide all nutrients for initial stage of plants growing

  • Added block (sod) peat give an incredible aeration properties for roots development

  • Dark peat helps keep the water stock up for growing needs

  • Black peat (humuspeat) is highly demanded due to its growing promoting properties

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