At the Horti House, sustainability isn't just a buzzword, it's at the heart of what we do. Here at the Horti House, we employ sustainable techniques to scale up cultivation, using renewable resources for our extensive range of peat-free plants.
Our sustainable practices focus on renewable energy, localised transport, efficient water use, peat elimination, reduced chemical reliance, and the reduction of single-use plastics. Through dedication to our environmental responsibility, The Horti House can positively contribute to a more sustainable future. Here's some more information on our sustainable growing methods.
1. Energy: We have almost eliminated the use of gas for heating, replacing it with a biomass boiler which burns waste wood.
2. Transport: We are close to our consumers, based in the UK, reducing the need to transport materials and plants across long distances.
3. Water: We collect rainwater in our reservoir to use for irrigation.
4. Peat: We have actively and successfully eliminated peat in our growing media.
5. Chemicals: Our Integrated Pest Management approach involves introducing thousands of ‘friendly’ predators into our glasshouses every week to control pests, reducing our reliance on chemicals.
6. Plastics: Removing black plastic from our grow pots and redesigning packaging has helped reduce the volume of single-use, or non-recyclable, plastic. Over recent years we have reduced our use of plastic by 52%.
The adoption of sustainable growing techniques, such as peat-free growing media and rainwater capture, is paramount in fostering a more resilient future for our planet. As we grapple with the pressing challenges of climate change, resource depletion, and environmental degradation, it becomes increasingly clear that our horticulture practices play a pivotal role in shaping the world we inhabit. As consumers prioritise environmentally conscious products, this shift in behaviour creates a demand for responsibly sourced and produced plants, giving a competitive edge to growers and retailers who commit to this.
Check out our selection of British grown, peat-free wholesale green plants here.