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We sell at markets and events. Next: Plant sale, Belper Lane End, 16 May, 10-1

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 Sylvagrow peat free compost

£8.50 per standard bag (vegan friendly).
£9 per bag for certified organic (contains manure).
50p delivery.

Please email compost@earthedup.com
with:

1. which compost, 2. how many bags you’d like and 3. your address for delivery (within 10 miles of Belper). We’ll confirm your order and detail how to pay.

Standard available to order
Organic available for pre-order

Full information about the compost contents here: https://www.melcourt.co.uk/products/gardener/peat-free-composts

Sylvagrow peat free compost Belper Derbyshire

Sylvagrow multipurpose peat free compost comes in 50 litre bags.

Latest journal posts

  • Singin’ in the rain
    For 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 fungi
    I 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…”
  • Plant profile: Perennial kale
    Kale, the super food of millennials. Also popular with sheep. And rightly so! Kale is a nutritious green, packed with vitamins. It’s particularly high in vitamin C and quite fittingly vitamin K! Another super thing about kale is that it’s really easy to grow yourself. In my experience, all brassicas are easily grown from seed. You don’t need great warmth for germination, about 10 degrees is enough. So, they can be started early in the Spring. An even easier wayContinue reading “Plant profile: Perennial kale”