Biochar is a stable solid rich in carbon, basically a charcoal, used as a soil amendment. It is made out of biomass by a pyrolysis and has a huge potential to help mitigate climate change. The carbon in biochar resists degradation and can hold carbon in soils for hundreds to thousands of years. why use biochar? Biochar offers multiple benefits for your garden and for the climate. Biochar boosts soil fertility and saves litres of water. Biochar changes soil acidity by increasing its pH, so the microorganisms can start their colonies in the soil and boost the plant growth. Biochar can be an important tool to increase cropland diversity in areas with severely depleted soils. It also improves water quality and quantity retaining agrochemicals and metals. As biochar traps moisture, more nutrients stay in the soil instead of leaching into groundwater and causing pollution. Biochar is potentially reducing the growth of greenhouse gas levels, so it has a huge impact on the climate change. But… did you know that it has more to offer than just fertilising the soil? Biochar can be used for the production of energy as it can be directly substituted for any application that uses coal. It also acts as a water retention agent as it is highly hygroscopic. In many areas it is a desirable soil amendment due to its ability to attract and retain water – thanks to its porous structure. So all the nutrients, phosphorus, and agrochemicals are retained for the plants benefit. Your crops will be healthier, and Mother Nature, too as less fertilizer leaches into surface or groundwater. Biochar is believed to help with reforestation and reduce climate change. Using biochar for the soil is a carbon-negative process, which means that more CO2 is removed from the atmosphere than released. Are you still not convinced? Get biochar for your garden and your plants will thank you.





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