How is it
Have you thought about how we make our RocketGro products? All the ingredients for our products are locally sourced. The main ingredient is grown, harvested and produced on our farm in Somerset. Here’s exactly how we do it; from harvest to delivery!
Rye, Maize and Grass are grown and harvested on our farm in the Somerset countryside.
Creation of Bio-Gas
We feed maize, rye and grass into our anaerobic digestion plant in which they are broken down by
natural bacteria. This process produces biogas and a by-product natural fertiliser called Digestate.
Anaerobic digestion is based on the humble cow and its digestion system. A cow chews on grass which is broken down by enzymes in its saliva. As the grass passes through the four compartments of its stomach natural gases are produced.
Powering the UK
The renewable Biogas goes to both a power unit which converts it into electricity, and it gets pumped directly into the national gas grid powering 8000 homes per day with green energy.
The Digestate is separated into a fibre and a liquid which we bag up and use as the core ingredient for our Compost products. We then provide our customers with all natural and Organic growing media products.
Our customers use our products in their gardens, vegetable patches and pots, and in doing so are utilising valuable nutrients, reviving tired soils, feeding their plants, and supporting the soil eco-system in a sustainable way.
After packaging our Organic Compost & Soil Improver products we spread the remaining liquid and fibre onto the fields to grow the next crop of Maize, Rye and Grass, creating a natural and sustainable virtuous cycle.