Peat is a heterogeneous mixture of partly decomposed plant material that has accumulated in a water-saturated environment and in absence of oxygen. It is non-toxic, natural material with high air and water absorption capacity. Its structure ranges from more or less decomposed plant remains to a fine amorphic mass.
It contains humic acids – growth and development stimulators, amino acids that are required for the transfer of some nutrients in a form available for plants. Peat has antibacterial properties. It is effectively used as the basis for all types of soil designed to grow crops and seedlings. It can be used to improve the physical properties of each type of soil.
Peat is used in horticulture, for growing, mulching and fertilization of all types of crops, decorative and fruit trees, berries and seedlings.