A workers' cooperative growing food on London's edge in the Lea Valley

Compost Sales Summer 2022

You can order compost below for home delivery, for the following postcodes: E4, E10, E11, E10, E17, IG8 and IG9. Orders will be despatched every week usually on Fridays. Or you can opt to collect from Hawkwood Nursery. We’re sorry we can’t guarantee particular delivery dates, but will confirm the schedule by email as soon as possible after you order.

You can pay by credit or debit card – any difficulties please email plants@organiclea.org.uk but note that it’s a busy time in the nursery so we’re checking email about twice a week. Please understand that the ordering system takes a payment straightaway even though delivery is not until May or June; we appreciate there’s a gap but it would significantly increase administration logistics if we waited to process payments later on.

Compost deliveries will generally take place on Fridays with a charge of £5 per delivery of up to 100 litres. Or you can collect your order from Hawkwood Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm. Alternatively, we usually stock compost on our Farm Stall so on Thursdays and Fridays you can turn up and buy without pre-ordering. Our hand-mixed composts (seed, potting and container compost) are available in 10, 20 or 40 litre bags, and green waste compost in 40 litres.

Please note: maximum for a compost order without plants is 100 litres total. You can place two orders for delivery together.

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Seed Compost

Providing enough aeration and water retention to encourage germination and fast rooting, our seed compost is the perfect growing medium for your seedlings.

Ingredients Coir/Bark*; Woodmould/Leafmould~; Sand; plant-based Fertilizer*; Woodash^.
*Certified Organic; #Soil Association approved; ^from untreated timber; ~produced on-site from local trees
Potting On Compost

When your seedling is ready for the next stage this compost is specifically made to help with growth and establishment.


Ingredients Coir/Bark*; Sieved Compost#; Woodmould/Leafmould~; Sand; plant-based Fertilizer*; Woodash^; Seaweed*.
*Certified Organic; #Soil Association approved; ^from untreated timer; ~produced on-site from local treed
Container Compost

Our nutrient rich container compost will provide your plants with the support needed to become healthy and vigorous without the help of soil.

Ingredients Coir/Bark*; Sieved Compost#; Loam~; Sand; plant-based Fertilizer*; Woodash^; Seaweed*.
*Certified Organic; #Soil Association approved; ^from untreated timber; ~produced on-site from turf
Green Waste Compost

The great all-rounder. Perfect for mulching, bed prepping, raised beds, increasing organic matter and improving soil condition.

£6 for 40 litres approx.