We sell at markets and events. Next: Crich Market Place, Sunday 27 June 12-4
What we do
Earthed Up! is a workers co-operative growing edible and useful plants.
Our aims are to increase food resilience, to encourage soil regeneration and carbon capture, by making perennial food plants easily available. We work within the ethics of earth care, people care and fair shares.
We are proud to grow all our own plants without ever using peat. We grow ecologically and naturally, without using harmful chemicals. We minimise the amount of plastic we use and wherever possible don’t use new plastic products.
Buy Melcourt SylvaGrow peat free compost
£8.50 per standard bag (vegan friendly).
£9 per bag for certified organic (contains manure).
50p delivery within 4 miles of Belper, £1.50 4-10 miles.
Please email email@example.com
with: 1. which compost, 2. how many bags you’d like and 3. your address if for delivery (within 10 miles of Belper). We’ll confirm your order and detail how to pay. We deliver twice a week or you can collect from us at a market or event.
Standard available to pre-order for 28 June delivery.
Organic available for pre-order.
Melcourt have been making quality compost for 20 years. SylvaGrow is made of tree bark, wood fibre and sustainably sourced coir; urea is added to the standard mix but the certified organic has farmyard manure. Full information about the compost contents here: https://www.melcourt.co.uk/products/gardener/peat-free-composts
Sylvagrow multipurpose peat free compost comes in 50 litre bags.
Latest journal posts
- Sharing our houseI’ve been to different corners of Derbyshire these last couple of days. From Wessington to Crich, Shottle, to Derby. We deliver SylvaGrow peat free compost within 10 miles of our base in Belper. While delivering, it’s obvious to me that our customers enjoy welcoming others to their gardens. Whether that’s someone delivering peat free compost for a brief natter about what’s growing or bumblebees on wildflowers outside the back door. One customer had a surprising delight by their front door.Continue reading “Sharing our house”
- Singin’ in the rainFor the past month or more, our main focus beyond plant growing and getting ready for markets has been constructing a massive compost bay. To house woodchip and manure that over time will become compost for mulching our outdoor beds. Also, to harvest gallons of rainwater from the bay roof! A long stretch of dry and sunshine in early Spring. The sunniest on record and one of the driest. “The National Climate Information Centre at the Met Office revealed thatContinue reading “Singin’ in the rain”
- The fun of fungiI was asked today by a customer about some mushrooms that had appeared in their compost. They had bought Sylvagrow certified organic peat free compost. To fill new raised beds. They emailed us asking if we could deliver more. It’s nice to meet you and your gardens when delivering compost. On this occasion, we got chatting about small white mushrooms that appeared in the organic compost. “White mushrooms or white mycelium?” I thought. We chatted some more and I’m quiteContinue reading “The fun of fungi”
- The problem with packaging…We are trying to find the most environmentally friendly way to sell plants, so avoiding single use plastics and going for re -use options wherever possible. So far we have set up a plant pot exchange at Belper Community Hall (Hooray!), which anyone can deposit or collect plant pots from. We hope to use as many pre loved pots as possible. When we have to buy in pots we are buying recycled plastic which is recyclable (grey pots can goContinue reading “The problem with packaging…”