It has been a while since our last newsletter and gee, have we had a busy new year!
We have just completed our move into our new logistics warehouse... A very long process shifting over 200 pallets of products. We are now settling in and getting customised for our needs and the requirements for our organic products. With two 40ft containers of product due in a few weeks there will be more busy times ahead.
Our biggest seller over this season had been our Diatomaceous Earth products, with hundreds of DEBug bottles sent to retailers an over a tonne of raw DE sent. We have had a lot of requests for larger quantities, so we are now repacking into two new sizes/products, which are on special below.
On a personal note, we have seen our youngest start school this year. An incredible keen young gardener he got his own garden tool set for Christmas and is enjoying his summer picking fresh tomato's and strawberries (but only the red ones) from the garden every day when he gets home.
Hoping you enjoy your summer garden, Monique & Warren
After being members of Farmlands personally for more than a decade, we are pleased to announce that WE HAVE BECOME A FARMLANDS CARD PARTNER.
After placing your order on our site, just choose the Farmlands card option from the checkout, comment on your member number and it will be charged to your monthly Farmlands invoice.
You will alsoreceive a 5% Shareholder Rebate on your order.
10L DE Pail
4kg of Organic, Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth in a 10L Food Grade Plastic Pail. With FREE scoop.
2kg of DE in a resealable bag. Choose from our organic range including DEBug Insect Dust or Raw DE for consumption.
FREE this month
Free packet of King's Vegetable Seeds* with every order over $20
*While stocks last, product chosen at random
New Products Arriving Soon
A few of our products are proving so popular, that we have decided to extent our ranges of these...
BIOCHAR COMPOUND FERTILISER
This fantastic new product is a Biochar based compound fertiliser. It's composition is based on soil biology requirements, the physical properties of bamboo and some advanced international technology know-how. The major components include Bamboo Biochar, Bamboo Vinegar, Humic Acid, N+P+K and beneficial Soil Microorganisms - a unique 3 in 1 product.
It is used as a base or dressing fertiliser for all plants and is in a slow release granule form for easy application. Available in 5kg and 25kg bags. More information and pricing will be available on our websites soon, in the meantime please click on this link to see the benefits.
BAMBOO FIBRE GREEN GLOVES
Hopefully you have read our information on all the benefits of using Bamboo Fibre. This new range of gloves is 'green' and a premium bamboo glove at a cost effective price.
Available in sizes Small, Medium, Large and X-large. Pricing when in stock.
Biochar vs Activated Carbon
We have had several people contact us about Biochar and the differences against activated carbon. Click on picture to enlarge
Our Bamboo Biochar is currently the only Biochar certified by Biogro in NZ!
Biochar is sustainably produced, which means that it comes from waste biomass, or sustainably harvested biomass. It is made through a slow Pyrolysis which is the chemical decomposition of organic materials by heating in the absence of oxygen.
Activated Carbon, is dense charcoal that has been "activated" typically via a steam process or a chemical process (rather expensive). Activated charcoal is refined at higher temperatures, or acid washed to increase total surface area of the char. This drives out the volatile material (VM) fractions; tars, oils and other pyrolitic compounds. You use activated charcoal in applications where you a lot of filtration in a small space and/or the ph of the natural charcoal is a problem. A charcoal product is going to be optimized for its energy value.
Activated carbon cannot be called Biochar, so please check any claims.