Peat Free Seeding Compost

5.00 rating from 1 review


Peat Free Seeding Compost for sowing seeds

Product Description

What Is It?

The Coconut Compost Company’s Peat-Free Seedling Compost is a sustainable gardening solution crafted from coconut coir, a renewable alternative to traditional peat based mixes. It’s a finely textured and organic growing medium, perfect for germinating and nurturing a wide variety of seeds. It is rich in organic matter, ensuring optimal moisture retention and aeration, crucial for robust root development and successful seedling growth.

Why Use It?

The Coconut Compost Company’s Peat-Free Seedling Compost creates an ideal environment for seedings, maintaining consistent moisture levels and providing essential aeration. Made from coir, it is sieved to ensure that the structure of coir is consistent. (No particles too small or large). This makes it perfect for seeds and cuttings as it is the perfect environment for the roots of your plants to thrive and encourages fast germination.

Whether you’re starting flowers, herbs, or vegetables from seed, this sustainable and high-quality compost ensures your seeds sprout and thrive while respecting the environment.

Product Details


  • Sustainable
  • Expandable
  • Neutral pH
  • Washed and Buffered
  • 100% Biodegradable

Suitable for:

Add 20l of water to expand the full 60l amount.

Store in a cool dry place. It can be reused 2-3 times over.


The Coconut Compost Company’s range of premium peat-free, coir based compost mixes are all available for speedy UK-wide delivery.


  • Is peat free compost OK for seeds?

    Yes, peat free seed compost is suitable for seeds. The best peat free compost for sowing seeds provides a healthy and sustainable medium for seed germination and growth. Look for a fine-textured peat-free compost that offers good moisture retention, as consistent moisture levels are crucial for successful seed starting. The Coconut Compost Company Peat Free Seedling Compost has everything you need to give your seeds the best start.

  • What is the best compost for seedlings?

    Peat free compost can be an excellent choice for many seedlings. The best peat free compost for seedlings will be fine textured, free from contaminants, and will provide good moisture retention. For the best start for your seeds use specialised seed compost such as The Coconut Compost Company’s Peat Free Seedling Compost, which has been developed for optimal seedling growth.

  • Do plants grow better in peat free compost?

    Plants can grow exceptionally well in peat-free compost, especially when it is of high quality. Peat free composts are known for promoting healthy plant growth, as they provide essential nutrient retention, support soil health, and are often organic. They also offer the advantage of being environmentally responsible, reducing the impact of peat extraction on sensitive ecosystems. Farmers and professional growers across the UK and the globe now use coir to grow fruit and vegetables so it is a well-established growing medium.

  • What are the disadvantages of peat free compost?

    Peat free compost has improved significantly over the years with modern compost mixes matching and in some cases exceeding the quality of traditional peat mixes. However, the composition of peat free compost can vary, leading to differences in its ability to hold nutrients and performance. You may need to make adjustments to the pH level of your compost to meet specific plant needs.

How does it work?

Receive your parcel, add the water and watch the
coconut compost expand ready for planting.

Receive your parcel

Delivered directly to your door, pick up this wonderfully light package and transport directly to your kitchen table or wheelbarrow in the garden for planting both indoors and out.

Hydrate the compost

Simply add water and marvel at your compost rapidly expanding before your eyes within minutes. It's the ideal opportunity to enjoy a refreshing cup of tea while you wait. For specifics see instructions.

Grow your plants

Incorporate it into your herbs, vegetables, houseplants, or seeds—it thrives alongside virtually anything you plant. Enjoy the fruits of your efforts!

People, and their plants, absolutely love it

Don't take our word for it, hear from the people that use coconut compost

“Well managed coconut compost provides an excellent environment for root development. Our experience with peat-based compost showed the results were inferior to coir due to the fact that peat is denser thus hindering healthy root development and root death. With careful water management, we are seeing extremely vigorous root growth which of course equates to a healthier stronger plant.”

Perthshire, Commercial Strawberry Grower

“Here at Mains of Errol Farm we have chosen coconut compost as our growing medium for the last 10 years for 4 main reasons, it's affordable, compact, productive and sustainable. A compact product allows savings from haulage right the way through to handling by hand on the farm. High productivity achieved using coconut compost in our experience comes from the medium's unparalleled ability to suspend a feed solution evenly from top to bottom throughout the height of our root structure.”

Jamie, Perthshire, Commercial Strawberry Grower

“Just add water - who knew! Really like this product as it is so simple to use and no need to lug great big bags of compost around which always spilled in the car making mess. It’s been great for my tomatoes and chillies – I just added my own fertiliser. So easy and highly recommend it.”

Sally, East Lothian, Gardener

“I live in a flat with not much light and used the coconut compost for sowing my herbs last year with the aid of a growlight and they are still going strong. I don’t have a garden and the box is really easy to store in a cupboard and there is minimal mess. Brilliant for town living.”

Caroline, Edinburgh, Indoor Gardener

“For seed sowing it is brilliant. Compressed and light to carry and only need to add warm water for it to expand. It couldn’t be easier and more practical. Thank goodness no more heavy bags to carry.”

Lucy, Edinburgh, Indoor Gardener