Continued rise in demand for peat-free substrate

Bulrush Horticulture, one of the UK’s largest producers of substrates for the professional market, is upscaling capacity to meet the increasing demand for peat-free substrates.

Seedling plants in trays

According to Bulrush Horticulture Ltd, the company has been investing in the business to increase capacity to meet the continued rise in demand for peat-free.

Bulrush Sales Director, Alex Julien explain: “We have seen demand for peat-free products increase exponentially over the past few years, which is great news. We have invested to ensure our business can match this growth and provide customers with a consistent supply of innovative products. We are investing across the board – in technology, people, and facilities – all of which will help increase our output significantly. All this work is supported by our ongoing commitment to new product development and growing trials. These new additions will be in place and ‘switched on’ ready for season 2025.”

Bulrush has consistently invested in the latest equipment at its facilities to maximise efficiency across production and packing lines, and this latest round of changes and developments form part of the company’s ongoing growth strategy and commitment to growers.

Julien added: “It has been an extremely busy year for us so far and we have been doing a lot behind the scenes to increase our output and capacity to ensure we are in an even better position for next season. Following the acquisition and upgrade of a new coir processing plant in recent years, we have continued to put money back into the business and have some big things in the pipeline, which will come to fruition in time for next year.”