Interview: Blumenparadies Hasselt

Blumenparadies Hasselt is located right between the German cities of Kleef, Kalkar and Goch. The heart of every gardener will beat faster seeing the wide range on offer at this garden centre on 5,500 square metres. Bedding and balcony plants, roses, hydrangeas and house plants are some of the specialties on offer. ‘We try to delight our customers with ready-made concepts. BVB Substrates' special Jardino potting soils perfectly complement this.' says manager Richard Aymans.

Support from a distance

Just like many others our Sales Advisors are currently working from home. However they usually fill their days with visits to growers they have now found other ways to help our customers!

New warehouse eases spring peak

Electric reach trucks with a “blue spot” safety light noiselessly zoom around the warehouse. On October 1st 2019, the brand-new warehouse of BVB Substrates in De Lier opened for use. The building can hold over 10,000 pallets. Garden centres, DIY centres and retailers can count on smooth delivery of clean pallets of potting soil during the spring peak.

BVB Sublime in space?

Almost two years ago American space agency NASA approached us, because they wanted to learn more about one of our products; BVB Sublime. So, you probably wonder, why the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is interested in BVB Sublime?  Read on to learn about this product, and the project we're working on with NASA.

BVB Accretio for acid-loving crops

The secret of the new BVB Quick Rooting Acid Loving Substrate is in BVB Accretio. BVB Accretio is a new, more sustainable raw material. Its unique physical and chemical properties help crops to develop strong root systems more quickly.

More sustainable packaging

The images of plastic soup in our world seas are shocking. As a result, consumers and businesses are aware of the urgency to reduce the use of plastic. How is this done at Kekkilä-BVB?

Partnership Kekkilä-BVB and Mertens

Kekkilä-BVB has been producing BVB Substrates substrates of the highest quality for the world market for over 100 years. BVB Substrates has also acquired a good position on the German market over the years. To further strengthen this position in Germany, Kekkilä-BVB and horticultural supplier Mertens have extended their intensive partnership.

Interview with Vlasman Nursery

Since October 2018, Luuk van der Burg is the proud owner of Vlasman, a pot plant nursery in Mijdrecht. ‘It’s Richard Bremmer, sales advisor at BVB Substrates’ fault,’ he laughs. ‘He put me into contact with the previous owner, and now look what has happened.’ The 32-year-old entrepreneur is happy with the step he has taken and is very proud of his company. ‘It is a nursery with a beautiful product: Saintpaulia. Doesn’t this plant cheer you up?’

Using the right substrate to fight Phytophthora

Last month an article about the tests that BVB Substrates is carrying out together with Proefcentrum Hoogstraten was published in the magazine Poeftuinnieuws. Through these tests we want to find out whether the composition of the cutting soil influences the chance that a strawberry plant will be affected by fungal disease Phytophtora.