The superiority of the Baltic peat moss

We have decades of experience in professional growing media industry and we can confirm this statement

 

Sphagnum peat moss

Till now peat is and remains the best and most demanded raw material for professional growing medium. All the alternatives that were discovered, developed and applied could not surpass the properties of a good quality peat substrate.

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Supreme substrate raw material

Baltic Sphagnum peat moss

As a substrate constituent peat is superior to any other material when it comes to performance.

Let’s list the some (but not all) main characteristics that have made peat a unique product for growers:

  • Excellent for increasing water retention properties. It can hold up to 20 times its weight in water.
  • High air holding capacity.
  • Perfect for holding onto nutrients in the medium. Provide adequate water and water-soluble nutrients to the roots.
  • Good source of organic matter, which will slowly degrade over a years.
  • Improves medium structure, promotes good drainage, and prevents compaction.
  • High cation exchange capacity (CEC)
  • Good for adding to acid-loving plants since it has a pH of 3.5 to 4.5.
  • Naturally weed free.

Sphagnum peat is high in organic matter

Peat consists of more than 95 % organic material. It is a mixture of decomposed plant material that has accumulated in a water-saturated environment without oxygen.

Weakly decomposed (H1-H5, generally referred to as white) Sphagnum peat is still indispensable for soil-less horticulture. Whilst a number of materials can be used as peat additives, especially to improve aeration, no alternative products with equivalent physical properties are available at present.

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Peat is the product of choice for organic farming

BALTIC PEAT MOSS GROWING MEDIUM PURITY

One of the best features of peat moss is its sterility. This makes the material perfect for seedlings, which are quite vulnerable to the surrounding environment.

Peat provides a healthy environment to promote plant growth. Generally, white peat (H2-H4 on the von Post scale) are known to be very disease suppressive. This is because they can harbor high populations of ‘friendly’ microbes such as Trichoderma and Streptomyces species, which have shown to reduce the levels of pathogenic microbes in soil.

Testing.

Smell, purity, colour and other visually detectable and are first inspected. Other parameters are then tested by laboratory analysis including, pH, moisture content, water absorption, structural analysis, bulk density, temperature and weed tests. Only peat which passes all the tests then enters into the production facility.

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Naturally free of human and plant pathogens, parasitic nematodes, pests and fungi of cultivated plants

Some samples of application

Hydroponic growing

Peat moss is also a good growing medium for the soilless culture.

Seed starting

One of the most useful roles of peat moss is in seed starting because this material is very sterile. Its antiseptic qualities naturally prevent bacteria and fungi from the seeds. It also gives excellent drainage, good aeration, fine texture, and low fertile, making it very ideal for germination.

Growing acid-loving plants

Because of its low pH, peat moss is very suitable for vegetables and fruits that require an acidic environment. These include blueberries, pieris, heathers, azaleas, camellias, tomatoes, and so on.

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