Thursday, April 17, 2014

Using Biochar

We are using charcoal which I gather when I light our wood fires in the morning to create biochar.
The charcoal is used to mix with our growing compost to fill our pots and tomato ring culture.  It needs to be 'activated' or it will pull nutrients out of the compost.  I soak the charcoal in liquid feed (comfrey tea) which we make by soaking nettles and comfrey in a bin of water till it rots down.  The liquid is sieved to remove any nettle seeds.
charcoal for biochar
Charcoal from our fires

Charcoal soaking in comfrey liguid
A slowworm at home in our brascica patch

1 comment:

  1. This is really interesting .I have never tried but will now thanks