Baltic nature’s riches
Latvia is a country rich in various natural resources. Approximately 45% of the country is covered in forests, but its peat bogs (covering almost 11% of its total area) are just as valuable a resource. There are approximately 9600 peat fields in Latvia, 75 of which are used for extracting peat, and many of the country’s bogs are protected natural areas. Many companies of this businesses working with the greatest piety towards this natural resource, in addition to managing a full operational cycle – from the preparation of peat bogs to the production of high-quality peat products. Peat products are used for a large variety of purposes, from small private gardens, flower growers and landscape architects, to the use of peat substrate in professional nurseries. The companies clients are located as far afield as China, Korea and Australia.
Baltic peat moss for Korean LG
Korea’s import market has rapidly grown along with its export market.
The Korean government carries out programs to establish advanced trade infrastructures and to increase the number of its overseas trade partners. The government heavily invests in the green industry. As the world’s 8th largest energy-consuming country, Korea declared “Low Carbon, Green Development” as its national vision. In this context, Korea’s import market will offer more opportunities to foreign business partners by riding the “Green” trend.
Development of peat soil development in Korea
LG’s herb fridge is a full-size indoor farm.
LG is taking on the green indoors with a full-size appliance in 2020. Today, the company announced an “indoor gardening appliance” and “indoor vegetable cultivator”. There is be able to grow up to 24 seed packages of vegetables and herbs in one appliance. Each package contains seeds, peat moss and fertilizer. Initial packages will include 20 varieties, including romaine, other types of lettuce, arugula, chicory and basil. Vertical farming, smart indoor planters and micro-gardening are changing the way city dwellers pick their parsley.
In May 2020, Baltic peat moss was shipped in specially adapted large bags. Their packaging is different from the usual, because the peat processing plant in Korea uses different equipment and they can not use the classic big bales.
The author of the published article is the peat production company AreaPeat