Peat mining (accumulation) — Peat mining somewhat differs visually from normal mining activity and rather resembles farm work. As a rule, the preparation of a peat deposit takes for 5 – 10 years which mainly involves large-scale drainage as peat in its natural form contains 90% water. The best material for peat moss production is pocosin peat which is waterlogged bog peat decomposed to a low degree. It has good water holding capacity and porosity required for plant root system development. Horticultural peat is mined by milling – the top layer of a peat field is milled off and left to sun- and wind-dry.
Read more about different peat mining methods here!
Processing – Depending on the objective for which peat moss is required (e.g. plant cultivation from seeds or continued cultivation of plants of various sizes), peat is sifted after mining. We offer peat moss in fractions below:
Packaging – We package peat in bags of different sizes with smaller bag sizes being 50 and 80 litres and compression bag sizes being 235, 250, 300 and 6,000 litres. We also sell packaged peat substrates, made based on a composition formula prescribed by the customer.
Transport – Thanks to our favourable location, we can easily arrange for our products to be shipped, combining land transport with sea transport. We offer below shipping options:
1) Door-to-door transport
2) Shipping within Europe to a port selected by the customer. The starting points in Estonia for sea transport are the Port of Pärnu (for both unpackaged and packaged peat) or the Port of Muuga (packaged peat).
3) Land transport to an Estonian port selected by the customer (with further sea transport organized by the customer)
4) Loading unpackaged and packaged peat on trucks at our plant (transport organized by customer or ordered by us upon the customer’s request)