WHAT IS BIOCHAR AND WHY IS IT SO GOOD?
Biochar is charcoal that is used for gardening, horticultural and agricultural purposes. It is carbon-rich and specifically designed for soil enhancement. You can use it to nourish your soil, enhance growing conditions and get better soil structure.
Unlike other soil improvers, biochar does not decompose. It will continue to do good in your soil almost indefinitely, making it healthy and fertile for decades to come.
And here’s a cool thing. Every time you dig in 1kg of biochar to your soil, not only do you see great results… you can be proud that together we have helped a forest to take 3.6kg of CO2 out of the atmosphere and buried it in your veg patch!
Quite simply, it’s great for the environment and perfect for the garden.
Look tomatoes growing in Biochar!
BIOCHAR HELPS YOUR GARDEN GROW
Holds on to nitrogen, phosphates and potassium. Vital nutrients do not get washed away with the rain. They are released directly to plant roots instead.
INCREASES BENEFICIAL BACTERIA
Helps soil to break down organic content quickly to feed your plants. Biochar is not broken down in soil.
QUICKER ESTABLISHMENT & ROOT GROWTH
Trial results have shown higher plant survival rates and substantially increased roots systems. Works in all soil types and improves soil dynamics.
MANAGES SOIL MOISTURE
In sandy soils, it absorbs many times its weight in water, reducing the need for watering and creating less stress for your plants. And in heavy clay soils, it improves drainage.
RESILIENT, HEALTHIER PLANTS
Creates healthy soils and vigorous growth, which yields plants proven to be resistant to drought and disease, including the devastating ash dieback disease
LASTS FOR AGES
Your biochar-enriched soil will last for thousands of years and will continue to work just as effectively, enriching the environment for future generations.
Creating healthy soil to produce the most nutritious and most richly flavoured food in our gardens takes years of practice, especially if gardens don’t have good soil conditions to begin with.
One of the most powerful ingredients that can propel soil health forwards in a hurry is Biochar – a type of ‘super compound’. This deceptively simple substance has unique structural and electrical properties that produce incredible benefits in our gardens.
These include doubling water-retention while improving water flow in sandy and clayey soils; swelling soil biology and activating its many functions; and improving nutrient holding-capacity as much as 20 times that of already healthy soil.
If that weren’t enough, biochar is also essentially permanent, lasting thousands of years in the soil, so give your Garden and herbs a boost and add Oxford Biochar next time you dig…