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How does biochar help my plants?

I wish we had all day to talk about this! There is so much science to share! Here’s my best summary of how biochar can help plants in your garden / nursery / field (and if you want more information, just ask!) Biochar has a huge surface area to volume ratio - it’s super porous Its pores are negatively charged... ...this means it holds onto water and fertiliser! As a result your plants have greater access to water and nutrients The pores also attract microbes (the good kind) So the biochar turns into a microbe hotel! These microbes make the nutrients your plants need to grow The bottom line: biochar enhances natures symbiosis in the soil I hope this painted...

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Could ancient Amazonian technology save our soil?

Today in the UK we have over-farmed our land, growing crops year after year, devastating the soil health. Taking soil samples from the Amazon rainforest and using carbon dating has revealed the ancient civilisations deliberately added charcoal to their soil, and this soil is unbelievably fertile and rich.

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