Many thanks to tenants who alerted the Trading Shed to issues with two products; JAB Stable Manure and New Horizon peat free compost. This information was relayed back to the manufacturer and we now have some feedback. The issue of small pieces of plastic found in some bags of the manure was the result of recycled green waste being inadvertently added to the mix. The manufacturer was less specific regards the issue with the New Horizon compost; some tenants experienced seedlings and plants in pots simply not flourishing when grown in this compost. The fact that the manufacturer is working on a new formula suggests this was a known issue.
If you have still to report similar feedback please email the Trading Shed on the address below, before the end of July
As part of the compensation, we will be getting free of charge, bags of the reformulated New Horizon peat free compost. If you would like to reserve a bag to try and then provide feedback to the Trading Shed, send an email now to;
The Trading Shed is managed by the Site Committee with many additional volunteers. It is located in the yard at the Montenotte Road end of the site and sells a wide range of items at low prices including seeds, composts, manure, trugs, canes, fertilisers, soil improvers, netting, ground cover and fleece. Proceeds from sales support site activities.