“I urge you not to buy any peat products for the garden. Look for alternative potting composts. Make your own. Every time you use a peat-based compost in the garden, you are deliberately participating in the destruction of a non-renewable environment that sustains some of our most beautiful plant and animal life. No garden on this earth is worth that.” – Monty Don
Making Your Own Potting Compost
“The following recipes are mixed by VOLUME, not by weight, so you can use anything from a bucket to wheelbarrow to measure how much of each material you need, eg equal parts leafmould and loam.”
Seed Sowing easy mix:
Leafmould, two years old.
Potting on :
One part loam.
One part leafmould.
One part home-made compost
One part home made compost, leafmould, composted bark or coir
One part horticultural grit, sharp sand or vermiculite