The Search for Peat Alternatives
With increasing concerns over climate change and the desire to reduce or eliminate the amount of peat used in horticulture, commercial growers, gardeners and consumers everywhere are looking for quality peat replacements.
This has partly been responsible for an increase in demand for Southern Trident’s Coco & Coir® range of coir-based composts. Repeat orders, based on confidence once the products have been used, has created a further sales boost.
Sales Have Trebled!
In the last year, sales have trebled, resulting in relocation to new premises that are four times the size of the previous site. The new facility holds more stock, and allows for more efficient production, enables sector-leading customer service and growth - both volume and products offered.
Steve Harper, Southern Trident CEO (above), says “These are exciting times for Southern Trident, we are having to quickly adapt to meet growing demand for our products. Gardening is enjoying booming sales and peat is the main issue in growing media, and consumers are driving the demand for peat-free alternatives.”
Pure Coir Compost
The current range includes: Coco Grow, a pure coir compost; Coco Grow+, with added perlite for seed sowing; Coco Boost, with added NPK fertiliser that tops growing trials as an All Purpose Compost; Coco Chip, a larger chip mulch that replaces bark; and Coco Dots, compressed coir propagation pellets that expand to make plugs of compost.