Here’s a definition from Wikipedia, which I’ve edited to include the most relevant points.
“Biochar is a name for charcoal when it is used for particular purposes, especially as a soil amendment…Independently, biochar can increase soil fertility, raise agricultural productivity…Biochar is a stable solid, rich in carbon and can endure in soil for thousands of years.”
Here is an excellent, brief overview of biochar and what it can do for soil.
Here are more of its features and benefits.
- It supports sustainable practices>
- It’s made from all plant byproducts–no animal or human waste (contains coffee by-product).
- Provides the nutrients your flowers, plants, vegetables, lawns, shrubs, and crops need for lush growth and vibrant color.
- When used as directed, it eliminates the need for chemical fertilizers.
- There’s no need for multiple formulas.
- It contains Biochar to improve soil pH, reduces toxicity, and absorbs nutrients.
- It reduces greenhouse gases in the soil.
- It’s ideal for residential and municipal applications.
- It comes in pellet form to prevent leaching and can be applied throughout the year.
- It holds nitrogen and essential nutrients near roots where your plant can use them.
- Its fibrous structure improves soil consistency.
- It recycles beneficial organic waste, keeping it out of landfills and waterways.
- It helps support living soil organisms.
- It’s safe for children and pets.
I’m eager to try it in my garden beds.