Demand for Compost Increases
Quoting Solomon Times Online ï¿½ 13 October 2020
ï¿½With the confirmed case of COVID-19 in the country the demand for compost has increased as residents in Honiara turn to backyard gardening.
ï¿½It is an attempt to secure their own food security if a lockdown is imposed.
ï¿½A vendor at the central market says that there is a noticeable increase in the demand for topsoil, and it has become good business for her.
"The demand for topsoil has gone up, over the years I have tried different types of topsoil mix and this has helped me because I can meet demand,ï¿½ says Ms Jenifer Patrick, one of a handful of vendors that sell topsoil at the central market.
ï¿½Jennifer says that she started selling topsoil at the central market 10 years ago and is now one of the main suppliers for residents in Honiara.
ï¿½She says that today most of her customers plant vegetables, so she has adjusted her compost mix, one that is suited for vegetables. She says not too long ago most of her customers were after topsoil for flowers, but that has changed.ï¿½
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