Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Black Earth for GAR-GANTUAN BUDS

Why should I care about Biochar?
  • Easy to make/buy (its organic charcoal)
  • Good for the environment (traps harmful emissions such as methane, carbon dioxide, and nitrous oxide)

What is Biochar made from?
  • Corn leaves and stalks 
  • Rice husks 
  • Livestock manure 
  • Yard trimmings
  • Organic waste

Is Biochar Good for Plants?
  • Biochar increases soil fertility
  • Can increase plant growth by 200% 
  • Creates a resistance to Fungal Pathogens and mites (gray mold, powdery mildew, broad mite)
  • Suppresses plant diseases
  • Retains more water and nutrients

    How do I make my own Biochar?
    • Biochar is burning/cooking organic materials at high temperatures (pyrolysis)
    • it is made by burning decomposing biomass


    Biochar can be made at home or purchased inexpensively if you can find it! It traps environmentally dangerous gasses and creates up to a 220% increase in plant growth. It is exploding in popularity and is expected to continue. It can be mixed with soil or coco-fiber. 

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