Coconut compost - absolutely ingenious - just one of these little blocks generates nine litres of compost! Made from coconut husks, they're a fantastically eco-friendly option and are so much more easy to store than traditional compost in those large sacks.
1-4 blocks - £2.50 per block
5+ blocks - £2.00 per block
This coir compost block is a practical, sustainable alternative to peat and a great way to add fair trade to your gardening. It's made of 100% compressed coir, a by-product from the husks of coconuts, which used to be discarded.
Now workers at Ceylon Garden Coir in Sri Lanka transform this rich resource into coir compost blocks which are perfect for potting soil, garden use - and even in wormeries!
Each coir compost block sold by Traidcraft helps to generate new employment opportunities and provides additional income for workers at Ceylon Garden Coir. Because 15% from the export price supports village development projects which provide training and work for women, local families and communities benefit too.
Step 1. Put the compost block in a large bucket and add about 6 litres of water (warm water acts faster).
Step 2. Let the compost stand for up to 24 hours - it should swell to roughly 7-9 times its original size and resemble peat. If necessary, crumble the block to loosen and add some more water.
Step 3. Your compost is ready to use a potting soil for house plants, in the gardens and as improvement compost.
Don't forget to fertilise your plants as normal.