Composting Process

In order to create ideal composting conditions the following processes must be followed: Moisture content and aeration of medium by turning must be in a controlled manner to enhance micro organisms to be active. Temperature monitoring will affected when turning and watering is carried out. The more aged the bark is the less acidic it will become. Effective screening requires the bark to be drier for particles to be separated . Initial watering of the dry bark will take longer than damp bark, once wet the bark retains moisture content better than most mediums without becoming water logged. No sawdust is used in our products as sawdust does not compost as well pinebark does and is an inferior product for composting .Our products therefore are slightly heavier to handle but are very rich in micronutrients and have good water retention properties due to 100% composted pinebark being used during the organic process.

Testing and analysis

Laboratory tests are regularly done by independant institutions as well as ourselves to test the PH, EC and nutrient levels, however potential customers are also encouraged to test samples sent to them before purchasing the products.

The types of Pine bark used

The pine bark is drawn from established sawmills processing the best Pinus Elliotti, Patula and Taedia that mother nature has to offer. Documented research has been carried out by Dr Erwin Smith, PHD from UKZN and now located in Australia, on the topic of Pine Bark as a growing medium The benefits of composted pinebark are numerous and documented by many sources and can be substantiated by googling the internet or by reading Dr Smith's thesis.

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