Friday, March 9, 2012

The Role of Cover Crops

This should get you revved up for this fall's cover crop. Understand why it's so important and how it yields better with lower costs. No brainer, right?

Friday, March 2, 2012

Using Biochar (charcoal) in your garden

I've noticed something new in this year's spring gardening videos and the blogsphere, biochar. "[B]iochar can increase soil fertility, raise agricultural productivity..."

Last year I saw a video of the guy show how he grows mycchorizal fungi:

Then he mixed the biochar and mycchorizal fungi. The fungi find a home in the soil stable biochar. As you know from previous posts, mycchorizal fungi acts like a root extender. Adding a stable home for it, by way of using biochar, grants the fungi longevity in your soil. Thus moving toward a true no-till garden.

Here are several other videos where you can learn more about biochar:

One way to make biochar"