Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Biochar for gardeners

Biochar is charcoal used to improve the quality of soil for growing plants. Biochar particles mixed into soil will make the soil loose and friable for better water and air penetration To be effective the particles should be 1 - 10 mm diameter.

In the Secret Garden of 1 Utama, I mix biochar with soil in equal proportions and top up from time to time with pure biochar. We buy biochar by the tonne. Biochar is now available in small packets for  home gardeners, labelled as Horticultural Biochar Mulch.

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1 comment:

Lauren said...

I have just found this blog and it's exactly what I've been looking for as a budding botanist so I will be following. I live in a tropical country right now (originally from the UK) but I was wondering if growing sunflowers would've been feasible which is how I stumbled upon your blog. Do you by chance have an update to your sunflower growing attempt back in 2007? How did it turn out? And also thank you for putting interesting information out on the internet through this blog for people to be able to freely see :)