Incorporated in 2011, Equigrow has been operating from Cattlegate Farm on the South Hertfordshire border (opened in 1927) and has access to over 2000 acres of land with a bounty of arable crops, a haulage and distribution service as well as the growing and processing of herbs throughout the United Kingdom and Northern Europe.
A leader in Fertilization, Equigrow has risen through the ranks and become a popular choice for keen gardeners to bulk buyers for commercial use.
All products produced by Equigrow are made from natural substances and are Peat Free giving Equigrow products the edge over their competitors.
Feed your garden the natural way… PEAT FREE!!
When people think of mulch, they usually have something in their mind that looks like shredded up trees. But, did you know that mulch is actually any material, organic or not, that is placed over the surface of the soil to conserve moisture, suppresses weeds, keep soil temperature and moisture normal, or make the garden more attractive – or perhaps all of these
We currently provide our products in 40l Bags, Pallets of 10 x 40l bags, 25 x 40l bags, pallets of 50 x 40l bags and bulk bags measuring approximately 1 cubic metre as well as bulk delivery. Please visit our products page for more information.
Our soil conditioner consists of horse manure, straw, and a minimal amount of wood shavings, which helps to aerate the compost. The manure is collected daily from stable yards in the local area and brought to our farm where it is processed and turned regularly, allowing oxygen to permeate through. This creates heat, which kills most pathogens and weed seeds.
After roughly a month, the manure is put through a shredder to help break it down, therefore speeding up the process. For the next three months, the manure is continued to be turned and lastly it is screened to 40mm and ready for bagging or distribution.
Our fertile mulch goes through a similar process and consists predominantly of horse manure and wood shavings. The manure is heaped up and turned at regular intervals until it is dark brown in colour, at which time it is ready for bagging or distribution. This process takes approximately six months.
Our organic green compost is composted of green vegetation from council transfer stations and amenity sites, which is brought to our farm and shredded into 70mm pieces and put into windrows. The windrows are then monitored daily for temperature, Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide, and moisture levels. The windrows are turned on a weekly basis, which helps to mix the compost and most importantly introduces more oxygen into the windrow.
After 7 to 8 weeks the compost is put through a screening machine, extracting the 30mm product and 10 mm compost fines ready to use.
Equigrow products are better then lots of other soil conditioners out there as our products ARE what we say they ARE.
- ORGANIC MATTER – Stable bedding/manure and green vegetation.
- OXYGEN – Via turning the organic matter.
- MOISTURE – Approx. 40-60% (water can be added if lower).
- MICRO ORGANISMS – Present at temperatures below 65°c.
- HEAT – Created by micro-organisms breaking down the organic matter and killing the pathogens.
You should use Equigrow products because our products are completely NATURAL and PEAT FREE!! We add no harmful chemicals when composting, we use our own tried and tested methods. We make sure our windrows reach temperatures of 50°c – 55°c for 10 – 15 days. Therefor killing any pathogens in the compost, this means that no stray weeds will be present. The process takes 10-12 weeks with regular turning to aerate the windrows. However in dry spells we will add water to help the process.