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"


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