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Composting



A thin layer of Hebridean Horticultural every 12’ (30 cms) in solid compost to aid the composting process itself, balance the ecosystem and return significant natural goodness to the soil.

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Research at the University of Strathclyde in the late 1990s found dry granulated, composted Ascophyllum applied to the soil produced 15 to 20 times more beneficial soil bacteria within 24 hours of application including a 50% increase in the activity of a particular species Pseudomonas putida.

As a result of their activity in decomposing organic matter, these microbes produce exudates which form a ‘biological’ disease control mechanism. Without this, soil ecosystems may be overrun with fungal pathogens leading to root disease.

A biodynamic composting study

Between November 2009 and March 2010 Seagreens® conducted a small, joint composting study with Michael Hall Garden in Sussex, with independent analysis at Laverstoke Park in Hampshire.