Block peat is a very important component of the finished substrates. They require a lot of manual work to make the final product more expensive. However, the result obtained outweighs the investment. The soil is light, loose, does not flatten, well absorbs water and drained it out, provides excellent air access to the roots.
Before we go into detail about block (sod) peat as one of the most advanced parts of soil-less mixes we should say some words about trending growing media products.
Important demands for growing media.
Great efforts are being made to find the optimum raw materials that can meet the rather controversial requirements of the plant roots. They need air, water and keep nutrients at the same time. And at the same time roots cannot tolerate water retention (need fast drainage), and drying, uneven fertilizer distribution or soil compaction.
Also, the growing media should be cheap, light, and must not lose its properties during transport when it is in a compressed state for several months.
When resistant against compaction, mixes preferably should be forgiving, in which “excess water will drain quickly, stays wet, but not damp, in outdoor containers after heavy rain or due to “a mistake in irrigation by an employee.“
It’s important to realize that peat remains the biggest and most important commodity in the industry, and many of the new products are dependent on that supply to create relevant mixes.
Well-grown and processed block peat gives the substrate a high fatigue and resistance to deterioration
Peat fields are being prepared for a long time in order to obtain the very best raw materials that fully preserve their natural properties
Extracted in blocks, the botanic structure of the sphagnum remains unaltered, which instead is compromised by the mechanical stress of milling.
For this reason, peat in blocks (SODEN type) is the most valuable. Peat is generally classified according to granulometry and the degree of decomposition (VON POST scale)
Sod peat is a major component in potting and container substrates for green plants, flowering plants, shrubs and trees as well as hanging baskets.
Quality block (sod) peat main features:
– long term structural stability
– increased air capacity
– creates a structural frame of subtrate
– no peat dust. very low proportion of fine particles (< 1 mm).
– stores water and fertilisers
– improves the drainage of water
– supports the root system of sensitive plants to grow
Block peat and perlite.
Block peat completely replace perlite in greenhouse growing media
That is less dusty than perlite and has highly compressed packaging
Block peat can be formed into products of ideal structure, which cannot be achieved using other types of peat. No other type of peat has the air content and water absorption capabilities of fractured block peat.
Latest trends. Wood fiber.
Regardless of the extensive use of wood fiber in different mixes is still not proven results obtained. Heat treatment does not guarantee the elimination of pathogens. Over-processing, in turn, impairs the physical properties of the bark in terms of air and water circulation.
Grow more with less, and lower nutrient losses
For more details about block peat pricing, special mixes with this important raw material please CONTACT US through the button see below: