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Biochar mitigates (offsets) climate change

Biochar mitigates (offsets) climate change

Biochar mitigates climate change Every gardener and farmer can help offset (mitigate) climate change by adding biochar or biochar super compost (SF60) to their soil 1Kg of biochar offsets 3.6 Kg CO2. In this blog, we explore how biochar is used to mitigate climate change. The role of biocha...
What is Biochar and how do you use it?

What is Biochar and how do you use it?

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Welcome to our biochar article discussing what biochar is and how to use it as a soil improver to enhance plant, vegetable and crop growth.  Biochar is an expanding subject area - we updated the blog in October 2020. For easy navigation, please use the table of green link...
Which biochar should you buy?

Which biochar should you buy?

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This blog looks at different grades of biochar and the benefits they can bring to soil health and to the garden. Basic Biochar We champion the “basic” (standard) grade of raw biochar that is made from pyrolyzed wood screened below 10 mm pieces and preferably 0-2mm. · Wood-based biochar...
Peat Free Compost

Peat Free Compost

Back in 2010, the UK government began a consultation process to phase out the use of peat in domestic gardens by 2020 in order to protect the environment and help to reduce greenhouse emissions. Gardeners relied on peat-based composts for decades as it was one of the best materials for growing du...

Biochar on BBC Gardeners World

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Interested and happy to hear Nick Bailey from the BBC's Gardeners' World talking to Joshua Sparkes, Head Gardener at Forde Abbey, about using biochar in their extensive tulip planting Follow this link to the i-player: Episode 32,  fast forward to 24-30 mins.... You can read more...
Improve soil health ahead of the growing season

Improve soil health ahead of the growing season

The first step to improving your garden soil is to identifying which soil type you have. In the UK there are six types, clay, chalk, loams, peat, sandy and silt, each comes with its own positive and negative characteristics and you can adapt and enhance it to ensure you have fertile soil all year ro...
Biochar - Uses Around the Home

Biochar - Uses Around the Home

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This blog looks at possible uses of biochar around the home. The headline topics are: Biochar versus BBQ charcoal Biochar to clarify the water in flower vases Biochar in indoor plant pots Biochar to control odours Biochar for composting toilets Biochar for human consumption Just...
Biochar for trees and woodlands

Biochar for trees and woodlands

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Following increased enquiries from trees specialists (arboriculturists) and woodland managers regarding biochar for trees, we thought it time to update our blog/article on the subject! Main areas of interest Adding biochar to the root zone of older specimen trees to revitalise growth by red...

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