What is biochar?
The oldest new thing you've never heard of
What is biochar?
The earliest known use of biochar was by the Amazonians over 2,000 years ago. Biochar is a high-carbon form of charcoal that is produced by heating organic matter at extremely high temperatures and in the absence of oxygen, a process called "pyrolysis".
By using Carbon Gold biochar, you can bring a physical and permanent change to your soil. It improves structure, aeration, water-holding capacity, and nutrient retention, and provides a refuge for beneficial microbes, which we add to improve plant health.
It also locks away carbon permanently underground so it is beneficial for the environment as well as plants, veg and edibles!
In short, using Carbon Gold biochar is good for your garden and good for our planet!
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What's in our Enriched Biochar
A stable form of soil carbon with a naturally porous structure which improves aeration, water-holding capacity and nutrient retention of soils and acts as a refuge for beneficial soil microbiology. The building block of resilient soils.
A natural soil fungi that form a symbiotic partnership with plants, acting as a secondary root system while using the biochar as a refuge.
An antagonistic type of fungi that feed on soilborne pests, in defence of their host plant's root system, housed inside the biochar.
Filled with trace minerals that are good for healthy plant stems and leaves.
Full of all the healthy bacteria and humic compounds that roots need to stay healthy.
Benefits of Enriched Biochar
Easy to Use
It's easy to apply and, because of its water holding qualities, it means less maintenance of plants, crops and lawns. It also means you'll save a bit on those water bills.
Biochar is so high in carbon that it doesn't break down over time, meaning one application is all you need to permanently improve your soil.
1 tonne of biochar in the ground is the equivalent of 3 tonnes of carbon dioxide permanently sequestered from the atmosphere!
Improves Plant Health
Enriched biochar is proven to boost the health and vitality of nearly every type of plant, and healthier plants are stronger and more productive!.