Peat is a natural product derived from the age-old decomposition of plant species, mainly Sphagnum,in swampy, nutrient-poor and cold environments. It can have a more or less pronounced decomposition. The less decomposed peats are brown in colour and have a fibrous and porous structure, good water retention capacity and adequate aeration. More decomposed peats have a darker, brown or black colour, a finer structure, higher water retention and lower free porosity. Both are poor in nutrients and have a high acidity represented by a very low pH. 

Agricola 2000 uses peat in combination with volcanic aggregates, pumice and lapillus to produce its products. The variables for the composition of the range offered are: 

  1. the grain size of the volcanic aggregates ranging from 0-5 mm to 11-14 mm 
  2. the grain size of the peats, ranging from 0-5 mm to 20-40 mm 
  3. the percentage of volcanic aggregates in relation to the peats 
  4. the supply of nutrients in relation to the quantity and gradualness of their transfer to the plant. 5. the PH or acidity of the final substrate. 

The aim is to obtain a specific soil for each type of use, taking into account the size of the container on which it is used. The containers range from small cells of just a few millimetres in diameter used for sowing, to pots of various sizes and flower boxes, through to terraces for roof gardens.

Torba Bionda Fibrosa

Torba Bionda Fine

Torba Bionda Media