The fertiliser derived from the agricultural sector and developed specifically as a plant food for the horticulture market is set to be launched at Glee at 20M41.
PlantGrow, is claimed to be the first product of its kind to reach the horticultural market from an agricultural source. Derived from condensed, natural plant sources, it is produced through anaerobic digestion, the process that generates biofuels.PlantGrow is produced in Attleborough, Norfolk, and is the result of collaboration between Steve and Sarah Suggitt of Suggitt Farm Services and Richard Beales of the rose-growing family.
PlantGrow is available as a liquid and a solid. The liquid is a plant food to be used throughout the growing season, whilst PlantGrow in solid form acts as a soil conditioner.PlantGrow came about almost by accident, on this occasion from a conversation between two friends from the different, yet parallel, backgrounds of agriculture and horticulture, discussing the process of anaerobic digesting. The digester residue, rich in condensed, natural fertilising elements, was identified as a potential garden fertiliser.
Recognising the potential, trials were begun. "The results were quite extraordinary," said Steve Suggitt. "What began as an exercise born of curiosity quickly became the focus of some furious thinking on our part. We tested the fertiliser on lawns, on plants and shrubs and in every case the results were startlingly successful."
Beales chose a wide and diverse range of plants as a true test of the product’s effectiveness: "The plants flourished when fed with PlantGrowTM, with unexpectedly strong growth. I think this was the moment we realised fully that here was a natural plant food perfect for horticulture."
Product analysis by two independent laboratories having established the consistent purity of the fertiliser, and all the protocol requirements having been met, Steve and Sarah Suggitt undertook the considerable investment earlier this year to bring PlantGrowTM to market and to GLEE for its launch.
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