04

November

2008

Grow Bark

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What is grow bark?

  • A fine, matured, European pine bark designed as a major growing medium ingredient.
  • An ideal additive to peat or its alternatives.

Typical crop applications

  • Nursery stock, bedding plants, pot plants, herbaceous perennials, alpines, interior landscaping, bulb fibre, micropropagation, tubs and hanging baskets, vegetable and forest transplants
  • Allows the replacement of up to 80% of peat without any loss of quality or reliability in the compost or crop
  • This product is suitable for Soil Association-approved growers or producers
  • Promotes strong healthy growth
  • Equally suitable for ericaceous and non-ericaceous subjects
  • Low nutrient levels allows complete control over fertilizer additions
  • Very suitable as an additive to peat alternatives
  • Extremely competitively priced compared to peat and peat alternatives

Product features

  • Produced from European pine bark
  • Melcourt Growbark® is approved by the Soil Association as a Restricted Input for organic systems.
  • Extremely uniform, free-flowing texture
  • pH 4.5 – 5.5
  • Low nutrient content
  • Sound, stable structure, which will not measurably degrade with time
  • Provides excellent air-water balance
  • Entirely pest, disease and weed free
  • Bulk density similar to peat
  • Rich dark brown in colour
  • Tried and tested over many years
  • Evidence of a degree of pathogen suppression
  • Toxin free
  • Pleasant odour

How to use grow bark

  • Melcourt Growbark® – Pine can be used to replace up to 80% of the peat in normal compost mixes.
  • Melcourt Growbark® – Pine blends easily with other compost ingredients whether mixed by hand or machine.
  • No additional fertilizer over and above the normal addition is required, other than supplementary nitrogen in some cases. See Guidance Notes.
  • Melcourt’s technical staff will be happy to advise on the use of Melcourt Growbark® – Pine with materials other than peat.

Crop management

  • Addition of Melcourt Growbark® – Pine does not require any changes to the normal regime of crop management.

Video: How to add bark to your compost with Fertile Fibre

How to buy

You can buy our ready-made composts and grow bark online. You can also place an order by contacting us at info@fertilefibre.com or 01432 85311

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