Potash rich bracken forms the base for all our composts. We blend herdwick Sheep's wool into all our Wool Composts for improved water retention and slow release nitrogen.
Full range

Our composts are approved for ORGANIC growing, are completely PEAT FREE and are not made from green waste. We only use 100% natural ingredients from the fells surrounding our farm in the Lake District.

Reviews:

The Reckless Gardener Pumpkin Beth

 

Lakeland Gold

Traditional Claybuster and 'Gold-standard' Spring/Autumn Mulch. Encourages worms and enriches your soil. 

  • Mulch into your beds in Spring & Autumn for improved nutrition and soil structure
  • Top dress plants such as potatoes, fruit trees, asparagus and flowering shrubs such as roses (1 bag per m2)
  • Ideal for 'No-Dig' gardening
  • Feeds for 2 years
  • Peat-free
  • Vegan friendly
  • Soil Association approved

 The Chatty Gardener trials Lakeland Gold

Mulching - Sarah Giles of Garden Etc explains

 

Bulb Compost 

For encouraging strong, healthy bulbs that produce vibrant blooms year after year.

  • Use for Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer bulbs
  • Feeds for 2 years
  • Peat-free
  • Soil Association approved

See how others have been using our Bulb compost:

Monty Don Planting Lily bulbs

Lasagne pots with Agents of Field

 

 

Wool Compost

This general purpose compost is ideal for growing in pots, tubs and hanging baskets where water retention is key. No need to add extra feed or water retaining gels.

  • Use in containers, hanging baskets and raised beds
  • 50% less watering
  • No need to feed
  • Peat-free
  • Soil Association approved

See how others have been using our Wool compost:

Susie White - My Weekly

The Bramble Garden

Article - The Telegraph

Pumpkin Beth - Carrot trials

 

 

Wool Compost for Seeds

A blended, fine mix to provide the perfect start for your seeds.

  • Healthy green seedlings from a gentle feed
  • Once roots develop, transfer to Wool Compost
  • 50% less watering
  • No need to feed
  • Peat-free
  • Soil Association approved

See how others have been using our Seed compost:

 

Thomas Stone

The Chatty Gardener

 

 

Wool Compost for Vegetables and Salads

Perfect for "grow your own" organic vegetables, salad and fruit in an allotment, raised beds, containers or windowsill.

  • Up to 50% less watering
  • Feeds throughout the growing season
  • Peat-free
  • Soil Association approved

See how others have been using our Veg compost:

Pumpkin Beth - Tomato Trials

 

 

 

 

Wool Compost Double Strength

No other growing media has such a high concentration of naturally derived nutrients for improved plant size and quality.

  • Grow bag for tomatoes
  • Mix into soil for greedy vegetables (eg. courgettes)
  • Aids water retention for dry, sandy soils.

See how others have been using our Double Strength compost:

The Garden Ninja - Mulching & Improving your soils

Pumpkin Beth - Daffodils

The Urban Veg Patch

Mulching - Sarah Giles of Garden Etc explains

 

Wool Compost Ericaceous

"Peat free compost for acid loving plants – ready to use". This compost has been specially mixed to provide the right p.h. for acid loving plants eg. Azaleas, Camellia, Heathers, Pieris, Rhododendrons and Blueberries.

  •  Use in containers, hanging baskets and raised beds
  • 50% less watering
  • No need to feed
  • Peat-free
  • Soil Association approved

See how others have been using our Ericaceous compost:

 

Agents of Field

 

Wool Compost for Tomatoes

Back in stock! Super-strength compost containing all the must-have nutrients needed to grow organic, succulent, aromatic tomatoes throughout the year without additional tomato feed.

  • Use as a grow bag or in pots
  • 50% less watering
  • No need to feed - feeds tomatoes throughout the season without additional feed!
  • Peat-free
  • Soil Association approved

Recommended by The Enduring Gardener

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Customer Comments

  • I am even more impressed than ever by your no feed tomato compost. How did you come up With such an amazing mixture?? First fruit picked 31 May. Grown in conservatory in the midlands. And that’s just one plant..

  • Lakeland Gold - absolutely fabulous stuff, dissolved my clay - Richard Edgar 2016

  • The overwintering onions have developed superb root systems and my sweet pea seedlings look better than I have ever seen them at this time of year. Terry Marshall, West Yorkshire

  • "You only have to put your hands in this compost to know how good it is" Karen - Alleyn Park Garden Centre

  • I mulched my veggie plants and "tickled" the compost in on the plots....what a difference! Mrs Francis, Norwich

  • This year we grew three marrows over 155lbs. One of the ingredients to our success has been through the use of Dalefoot Compost's products.

  • "Thanks for the compost, which arrived very promptly. I will definitely be ordering more for later on.I can safely say that the seed compost has worked for me - I have good healthy baby plants, which I most certainly did not have with the previous organic compost. Lorna - Stirlingshire

  • The results were fantastic with regards to the skin quality and uniformity. These were easily the best potatoes I have ever grown.

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